“And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.”
King James Version (KJV)
8:30 There was a herd of many swine - Which it was not lawful for the Jews to keep. Therefore our Lord both justly and mercifully permitted them to be destroyed.
Mt 8:30 An herd of many swine. According to Mark, 2,000 (Mr 5:13). They were an unclean animal, kept probably by Jews in violation of the spirit of the Mosaic law; or, if by Gentiles, kept in violation of God's law for the land of Israel.