MATTHEW 8:30

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.”

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Matthew 8:30 Translation & Meaning

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And δὲ But, and, etc And
there was ἦν I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were) there was
a good way off μακρὰν At a distance (literally or figuratively) good way off
from ἀπ' "off," i.e., away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literal or figurative) from
them αὐτῶν The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons them
an herd ἀγέλη A drove herd
of many πολλῶν (singular) much (in any respect) or (plural) many; neuter (singular) as adverbial, largely; neuter (plural) as adverb or noun often, mostly, largely many
swine χοίρων A hog swine
feeding. βοσκομένη To pasture; by extension to, fodder; reflexively, to graze feeding

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  • 28  And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.

  • 29  And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?

  • 30  And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.

  • 31  So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.

  • 32  And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.




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