Mark 5:11
New International Version
A large herd of pigs was feeding on the nearby hillside.

New Living Translation
There happened to be a large herd of pigs feeding on the hillside nearby.

English Standard Version
Now a great herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside,

Berean Study Bible
There on the nearby hillside a large herd of pigs was feeding.

Berean Literal Bible
Now there was a great herd of pigs there near the mountain, feeding.

New American Standard Bible
Now there was a large herd of swine feeding nearby on the mountain.

New King James Version
Now a large herd of swine was feeding there near the mountains.

King James Bible
Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.

Christian Standard Bible
A large herd of pigs was there, feeding on the hillside.

Contemporary English Version
Over on the hillside a large herd of pigs was feeding.

Good News Translation
There was a large herd of pigs near by, feeding on a hillside.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now a large herd of pigs was there, feeding on the hillside.

International Standard Version
Now a large herd of pigs was grazing on a hillside nearby.

NET Bible
There on the hillside, a great herd of pigs was feeding.

New Heart English Bible
Now on the mountainside there was a great herd of pigs feeding.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But there was near the mountain a great herd of swine that were feeding.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A large herd of pigs was feeding on a mountainside nearby.

New American Standard 1977
Now there was a big herd of swine feeding there on the mountain.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now near unto the mountains there was a great herd of swine feeding,

King James 2000 Bible
Now there was there near unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.

American King James Version
Now there was there near to the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.

American Standard Version
Now there was there on the mountain side a great herd of swine feeding.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there was there near the mountain a great herd of swine, feeding.

Darby Bible Translation
Now there was there just at the mountain a great herd of swine feeding;

English Revised Version
Now there was there on the mountain side a great herd of swine feeding.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now there was there nigh to the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.

Weymouth New Testament
Feeding there, on the mountain slope, was a great herd of swine.

World English Bible
Now on the mountainside there was a great herd of pigs feeding.

Young's Literal Translation
And there was there, near the mountains, a great herd of swine feeding,
Study Bible
The Demons and the Pigs
10And he begged Jesus repeatedly not to send them out of that region. 11There on the nearby hillside a large herd of pigs was feeding. 12So the demons begged Jesus, “Send us to the pigs, so that we may enter them.”…
Cross References
Matthew 7:6
Do not give dogs what is holy; do not throw your pearls before swine. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces.

Mark 5:10
And he begged Jesus repeatedly not to send them out of that region.

Mark 5:12
So the demons begged Jesus, "Send us to the pigs, so that we may enter them."

Treasury of Scripture

Now there was there near to the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.

herd.

Leviticus 11:7,8
And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you…

Deuteronomy 14:8
And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcase.

Isaiah 65:4
Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;







Lexicon
There
ἐκεῖ (ekei)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 1563: (a) there, yonder, in that place, (b) thither, there. Of uncertain affinity; there; by extension, thither.

on the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

nearby
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

hillside
ὄρει (orei)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3735: A mountain, hill. Probably from an obsolete oro; a mountain: -hill, mount(-ain).

a large
μεγάλη (megalē)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3173: Large, great, in the widest sense.

herd
ἀγέλη (agelē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 34: A flock, herd. From ago; a drove.

of pigs
χοίρων (choirōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5519: A swine, hog, sow. Of uncertain derivation; a hog.

was
Ἦν (Ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

feeding.
βοσκομένη (boskomenē)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1006: To feed, pasture. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to pasture; by extension to, fodder; reflexively, to graze.
Verse 11. - Now there was there nigh unto the mountains - literally, on the mountain side (πρὸς τὰ ὅρη) - a great herd of swine feeding. St. Matthew says (Matthew 8:30), "There was a good way off from them:" our Lord's interview with the demoniac was on the seashore. "The herd of swine," two thousand in number (as St. Mark tells us, with his usual attention to details), were at a distance, feeding on the slopes of the mountain; The Jews were not allowed to eat swine's flesh. But Jews were not the only inhabitants of that district. It had been colonized, at least in part, by the Romans immediately after the conquest of Syria, some sixty years before Christ. It was in this district that ten cities are said to have been rebuilt by the Romans, whence the territory acquired the name of "the Decapolis." And though the Jews were forbidden their Law to eat this kind of food, yet they were not forbidden to breed swine for other uses, such as provisioning the Roman army. 5:1-20 Some openly wilful sinners are like this madman. The commands of the law are as chains and fetters, to restrain sinners from their wicked courses; but they break those bands in sunder; and it is an evidence of the power of the devil in them. A legion of soldiers consisted of six thousand men, or more. What multitudes of fallen spirits there must be, and all enemies to God and man, when here was a legion in one poor wretched creature! Many there are that rise up against us. We are not a match for our spiritual enemies, in our own strength; but in the Lord, and in the power of his might, we shall be able to stand against them, though there are legions of them. When the vilest transgressor is delivered by the power of Jesus from the bondage of Satan, he will gladly sit at the feet of his Deliverer, and hear his word, who delivers the wretched slaves of Satan, and numbers them among his saints and servants. When the people found that their swine were lost, they had a dislike to Christ. Long-suffering and mercy may be seen, even in the corrections by which men lose their property while their lives are saved, and warning given them to seek the salvation of their souls. The man joyfully proclaimed what great things Jesus had done for him. All men marvelled, but few followed him. Many who cannot but wonder at the works of Christ, yet do not, as they ought, wonder after him.
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