Chapter # 8 Paragraph # 6 Study # 7
June 7, 2009
34 When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country.
35 Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
36 They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed.
37 Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned back again.
38 Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought him that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying,
39 Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him.
1901 ASV Translation:
34 And when they that fed them saw what had come to pass, they fled, and told it in the city and in the country.
35 And they went out to see what had come to pass; and they came to Jesus, and found the man, from whom the demons were gone out, sitting, clothed and in his right mind, at the feet of Jesus: and they were afraid.
36 And they that saw it told them how he that was possessed with demons was made whole.
37 And all the people of the country of the Gerasenes round about asked him to depart from them, for they were holden with great fear: and he entered into a boat, and returned.
38 But the man from whom the demons were gone out prayed him that he might be with him: but he sent him away, saying,
39 Return to thy house, and declare how great things God hath done for thee. And he went his way, publishing throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done for him.
- I. Luke's Record of the "Demonic Storm".
- A. Matthew, who records only a small portion of the event, says there were two men. He also records "...Thou Son of God..." rather than Luke's "...Son of God Most High...".
- B. Luke's record is focused upon only one of the men.
- 1. The man's plight [See notes of May 3<524> and May 10, 2009<526>].
- 2. The man's identification of Jesus [See notes of May 17, 2009<528>].
- C. Jesus' inquisition regarding the "name" [See notes of May 24, 2009<530>].
- D. The destruction of the large herd of swine [See notes of May 31, 2009<532>].
- E. The reaction of the Gerasenes to Jesus' actions.
- 1. The "report": those feeding the swine "fled" into the city and surrounding countryside with the news.
- 2. Those who heard about the destruction of the swine came to Jesus and found the demoniac sitting at Jesus' feet, clothed and mentally sound.
- 3. The majority reaction: fear (great fear).
- 4. Those of that area asked Jesus to leave because of their fear.
- 5. The former demoniac.
- a. Initially asked to be allowed to depart with Jesus.
- b. Went throughout the whole place telling all the things Jesus did for him.