18. Casting Out a Legion of Demons
26 And they 1sailed down to the region of the aGerasenes, which is across from Galilee.
27 And when He went out onto the land, a certain man out of the city, who had demons, met Him, and for a considerable time he had not put on clothes and did not remain in a house but among the tombs.
28 And when he saw Jesus, he acried out and fell before Him and said in a loud voice, What do I have to do with You, Jesus, Son of the bMost High God? I beseech You, do not torment me.
29 For He had charged the aunclean spirit to come out from the man; for many times it had seized him and he had been bound with chains and shackles and was kept under watch, yet every time he tore the bonds apart and was driven by the demon into the wilderness.
30 And Jesus questioned him, What is your name? And he said, Legion, because many demons had entered into him.
31 And they entreated Him not to order them to depart into the aabyss.
32 Now there was a herd of many ahogs feeding there on the mountain. And they entreated Him to permit them to enter into them, and He gave them permission.
33 And the demons came out from the man and entered into the hogs, and the herd rushed down the steep slope into the alake and was drowned.
34 And when those who were feeding them saw what had happened, they fled and reported it in the city and in the countryside.
35 And the people went out to see what had happened. And they came to Jesus and found the man from whom the demons had come out, asitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and sane, and they became frightened.
36 And those who had seen it reported to them how the demon possessed man had been 1healed.
37 And all the multitude from the surrounding region of the Gerasenes asked Him to adepart from them, for they were seized with great bfear; and He got into a boat and returned.
38 And the man from whom the demons had come out begged to be with Him, but He sent him away, saying,
39 Return to your house, and relate what great things God has done for you. And he departed, proclaiming throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him.