English Standard Version
The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying,
King James Bible
Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought him that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying,
American Standard Version
But the man from whom the demons were gone out prayed him that he might be with him: but he sent him away, saying,
Now the man, out of whom the devils were departed, besought him that he might be with him. But Jesus sent him away, saying:
English Revised Version
But the man from whom the devils were gone out prayed him that he might be with him: but he sent him away, saying,
Webster's Bible Translation
Now the man out of whom the demons had departed, besought him that he might be with him. But Jesus sent him away, saying,
Weymouth New Testament
But the man from whom the demons had gone out earnestly asked permission to go with Him; but He sent him away.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Imperfect: was beseeching. See on prayers, Luke 5:33. Rev., prayed. Beseech is used to render παρακαλέω (Mark 5:10). See on consolation, Luke 6:24. Παρακαλέω, beseech, is used of prayer to God in only one instance, 2 Corinthians 12:8, where Paul besought the Lord to remove the thorn in the flesh. Frequently or requests to Christ while on earth. Δεομαι, to pray, often of prayer to God (Matthew 9:38; Luke 10:2; Acts 8:22). It is noticeable that in Luke 8:28, where the demons address Christ as the Son of the highest God, they say δέομαι, I pray. In Luke 8:31, Luke 8:32, where they ask not to be sent away, and to be allowed to enter into the swine, they say παρακαλέω, I beseech. The restored man, recognizing Jesus' divine power, prayed (ἐδεῖτο) to be with him. The distinction, however, must not be closely pressed. The two words seem to be often used interchangeably in the New Testament.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, those having seizures, and paralytics, and he healed them.
As he was getting into the boat, the man who had been possessed with demons begged him that he might be with him.
Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes asked him to depart from them, for they were seized with great fear. So he got into the boat and returned.
"Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you." And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him.
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