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

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

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.

Discussion for Matthew 8:31

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