In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. John 1:1-4

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Jesus Delivers A Man From Evil, Unclean Spirits
(Matthew 8:28-34, Mark. 5:1-20, Luke. 8:26-39)

Merged readings using the King James version to combine references from Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John to see a more complete picture from all the Gospels that commented on the subject.
What to take away: Even someone in a terrible place in life can be saved. There is no case too big for the Name of Jesus, even 2,000 evil unclean spirits fear His name. That whole city was saved later because of that one man's deliverance.


And they came over unto the other side of the sea, and arrived at the country of the Gadarene's,(Mk. & Lk), Gergesenes (Mt), which is over against Galilee. And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs of that city, (two (Mt. 8:28) possessed with devils), one with an unclean spirit, which had devils a long time, wore no clothes, his dwelling among the tombs, not in a house.

Exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass that way. No man could bind him, no, not with chains: because he had often been bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him.

And always, night and day he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones. But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and fell down before him and worshiped him, cried out with a loud voice and said, "What have I to do with thee Jesus, thou son of the most high God? I beseach thee, I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not. Art thou come hither to torment us before the time? (For he had (already) commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man saying "Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit." For often times it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and even fetters; and he brake the bands, and driven of the devil into the wilderness.)

And Jesus asked him saying "What is thy name?" And he answered saying, "My name is Legion: for we are many." Many devils were entered into him. And there was a good way off from them a herd of many swine feeding on the mountain. And they besought him saying, "If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine", that he would not command them to go out into the deep, and that he would not send them away out of the country. And all the devils besought him saying, "Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them." And Jesus suffered them and gave them leave and said, "Go."

And the unclean spirits went out of the man, and into the herd of swine, and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea or lake, there were about 2,000 and were choked, and perished in the waters. And they that kept and fed the swine saw what was done, fled and went into the city and country, and told everything, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils. And behold the whole city came out to meet Jesus, and see what it was that was done, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the Legion, sitting at the feet of Jesus, and clothed, and in his right mind, and they were afraid.

They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed. Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarene's round about besought him to depart from them out of their coasts, for they were taken with a great fear: and he went up into the ship, and he that had been possessed with the devil, besought and prayed him that he might be with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying "Go, return to thine own house today friends, and show and tell them how great things the Lord had done for thee, and hath had great compassion on thee."

And the man departed, and went his way, and began to publish in Decapolis and throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done for him; and all men did marvel.