LUKE 8:26



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“And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee.”

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Luke 8:26 Translation & Meaning

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And Καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
they arrived κατέπλευσαν To sail down upon a place, i.e., to land at arrived
at εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases at
the τὴν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
country χώραν Room, i.e., a space of territory (more or less extensive; often including its inhabitants) country
of Γαδαρηνῶν, A Gadarene or inhabitant of Gadara of
the τῶν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
Gadarenes, Γαδαρηνῶν, A Gadarene or inhabitant of Gadara Gadarenes
which ἥτις Which some, i.e., any that; also (definite) which same which
is ἐστὶν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are is
over against ἀντιπέραν On the opposite side against
Galilee. Γαλιλαίας Galilaea (i.e., the heathen circle), a region of Palestine Galilee

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  • 24  And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.

  • 25  And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.

  • 26  And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee.

  • 27  And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs.

  • 28  When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not.


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