“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)
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!
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).