Matthew 8:34

“And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And behold, the whole citie came out to meete Iesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that hee would depart out of their coasts.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw Him, they implored Him to leave their region.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought `him' that he would depart from their borders.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And all the town came out to Jesus; and seeing him they made request that he would go away from their part of the country.
- Basic English Bible

And behold, the whole city went out to meet Jesus; and when they saw him, they begged [him] to go away out of their coasts.
- Darby Bible

And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their borders.
- Webster's Bible

So at once the whole population came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw Him, they besought Him to leave their country.
- Weymouth Bible

Behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus. When they saw him, they begged that he would depart from their borders.
- World English Bible

And lo! al the citee wente out ayens Jhesu; and whanne thei hadden seyn hym, thei preieden, that he wolde passe fro her coostis.
- Wycliffe Bible

And lo, all the city came forth to meet Jesus, and having seen him, they called on [him] that he might depart from their borders.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 8:34


8:34 They besought him to depart out of their coasts - They loved their swine so much better than their souls! How many are of the same mind!


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 8:34


Mt 8:34 The whole city came out to meet Jesus. Filled with wonder and fear by the story. Besought [him] that he would depart. Partly from awe of one with such power; partly, perhaps, from fear of loss of more property. The Lord, bidden to depart, never returned. In this fact is a significant lesson. Mark tells us that the healed demoniac became a preacher of Christ in his own country (Mr 5:18-20).

Discussion for Matthew 8:34

  • Caleb McCormick for verse 34
    So Jesus wouldnt see what was going on behind the walls, the sin, the evil that allowed the demons to enter the men in the first palce.

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