Matthew 8:31

“So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 8:31

So the deuils besought him, saying, If thou cast vs out, suffer vs to goe away into the herd of swine.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The demons {began} to entreat Him, saying, "If You {are going to} cast us out, send us into the herd of swine."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the demons besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, send us away into the herd of swine.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the evil spirits made strong prayers to him, saying, If you send us out, let us go into the herd of pigs.
- Basic English Bible

and the demons besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, send us away into the herd of swine.
- Darby Bible

So the demons besought him, saying, If thou expellest us, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.
- Webster's Bible

So the demons entreated Him. "If Thou drivest us out," they said, "send us into the herd of swine."
- Weymouth Bible

The demons begged him, saying, "If you cast us out, permit us to go away into the herd of pigs."
- World English Bible

And the deuelis preyeden hym, and seiden, If thou castist out vs fro hennes, sende vs in to the droue of swyne.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the demons were calling on him, saying, `If thou dost cast us forth, permit us to go away to the herd of the swine;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 8:31

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 8:31


8:31 He said, Go - A word of permission only, not command.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 8:31


Mt 8:31 Suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. Why this request we do not know; perhaps it was malicious; perhaps to have an animal habitation.

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