Mark 5:8
New International Version
For Jesus had said to him, “Come out of this man, you impure spirit!”

New Living Translation
For Jesus had already said to the spirit, “Come out of the man, you evil spirit.”

English Standard Version
For he was saying to him, “Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!”

Berean Study Bible
For Jesus had already declared, “Come out of this man, you unclean spirit!”

Berean Literal Bible
For He was saying to him, "You come forth out of the man, unclean spirit!"

King James Bible
For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.

New King James Version
For He said to him, “Come out of the man, unclean spirit!”

New American Standard Bible
For He had already been saying to him, “Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!”

NASB 1995
For He had been saying to him, “Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!”

NASB 1977
For He had been saying to him, “Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!”

Amplified Bible
For Jesus had been saying to him, “Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!”

Christian Standard Bible
For he had told him, “Come out of the man, you unclean spirit! ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For He had told him, “Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!”

American Standard Version
For he said unto him, Come forth, thou unclean spirit, out of the man.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For he had said to him, “Come out from the man, foul spirit!”

Contemporary English Version
The man said this because Jesus had already told the evil spirit to come out of him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he said unto him: Go out of the man, thou unclean spirit.

English Revised Version
For he said unto him, Come forth, thou unclean spirit, out of the man.

Good News Translation
He said this because Jesus was saying, "Evil spirit, come out of this man!")

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He shouted this because Jesus said, "You evil spirit, come out of the man."

International Standard Version
Jesus had been saying to him, "Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!"

Literal Standard Version
For He said to him, “Come forth, unclean spirit, out of the man!”

NET Bible
(For Jesus had said to him, "Come out of that man, you unclean spirit!")

New Heart English Bible
For he said to him, "Come out of the man, you unclean spirit."

Weymouth New Testament
For He had said to him, "Foul spirit, come out of the man."

World English Bible
For he said to him, "Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!"

Young's Literal Translation
(for he said to him, 'Come forth, spirit unclean, out of the man,')

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Demons and the Pigs
7And he shouted in a loud voice, “What do You want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You before God not to torture me!” 8For Jesus had already declared, “Come out of this man, you unclean spirit!” 9“What is your name?” Jesus asked. “My name is Legion,” he replied, “for we are many.”…

Cross References
Mark 5:7
And he shouted in a loud voice, "What do You want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You before God not to torture me!"

Mark 5:9
"What is your name?" Jesus asked. "My name is Legion," he replied, "for we are many."


Treasury of Scripture

For he said to him, Come out of the man, you unclean spirit.

Mark 1:25
And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.

Mark 9:25,26
When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him…

Acts 16:18
And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.









(8) For he said unto him.--The Greek verb is in the imperfect tense, he was saying, as though the demoniac had interrupted our Lord even while the words were in the act of being uttered.

Thou unclean spirit.--It is noticeable that our Lord first speaks as if the men were oppressed by a single demon only, and that it is in the answer of the man himself that we learn that their name was Legion. (On the man's use of the word "Legion," see Note on Matthew 8:29.)

Verses 8, 9. - For he said unto him, Come forth, thou unclean spirit, out of the man; literally, for he was saying (ἔλεγε). The unclean spirit endeavored to arrest, before it was spoken, that word of power which he knew he must obey. So in what follows, He was asking him (ἐπηρώτα), What is thy name? Why does our Lord ask this question? Clearly to elicit from him an answer that would reveal the multitude of the evil spirits, and so make his own power over them to be fully known. And he saith unto him, My name is Legion; for we are many. The Roman legion consisted of six thousand soldiers. But the word is here used indefinitely for a large number. St. Luke so explains it where he says (Luke 8:30), "And he said, Legion: for many devils were entered into him." This revelation is doubtless designed to teach us how great is the number as well as the malignity of the evil spirits. If one human being can be possessed by so many, how vast must be the host of those who are permitted to have access to the souls of men, and if possible lead them to destruction! Satan here imitates him who is "The Lord of hosts." He too marshals his hosts, that he may fight against God and his people. But "for this purpose was the Son of God manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

[Jesus] had already declared,
ἔλεγεν (elegen)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“Come
Ἔξελθε (Exelthe)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 1831: To go out, come out. From ek and erchomai; to issue.

out of
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

[this]
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

man,
ἀνθρώπου (anthrōpou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

{you} unclean
ἀκάθαρτον (akatharton)
Adjective - Vocative Neuter Singular
Strong's 169: Unclean, impure. Impure (lewd) or specially, (demonic).

spirit!”
πνεῦμα (pneuma)
Noun - Vocative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.


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