Mark 5:2
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New International Version
When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him.

King James Bible
And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,

Darby Bible Translation
And immediately on his going out of the ship there met him out of the tombs a man possessed by an unclean spirit,

World English Bible
When he had come out of the boat, immediately a man with an unclean spirit met him out of the tombs.

Young's Literal Translation
and he having come forth out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

A man with an unclean spirit - There are two mentioned by Matthew, who are termed demoniacs. See on Mark 1:23 (note).

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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;

Luke 8:27 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...

a man. Matthew gives a brief account of two demoniacs who were dispossessed on this occasion; but Mark and Luke omit the mention of one (who was perhaps not so remarkable). That these wretched men were not merely mad, as some suppose, but really possessed of evil spirits, appears clearly from the language employed, as well as from the narrative itself. Matthew expressly affirms that they were 'possessed with devils,' or demoniacs, [daimonizomai ;] Mark says he had 'an unclean spirit,' i.e., a fallen spirit; and Luke asserts, that he 'had devils (or demons) a long time,' and was called Legion, 'because many devils were entered into him.' With supernatural strength the demons burst asunder the chains and fetters with which he was bound; they address Christ as the 'Son of the most high God;' they beseech him to suffer them to enter into the swine; and when he had given them leave, they 'went out and entered into the swine,' etc.


Mark 5:8 For he said to him, Come out of the man, you unclean spirit.

Mark 1:23,26 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out...

Mark 3:30 Because they said, He has an unclean spirit.

Mark 7:25 For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet:

Luke 9:42 And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child...

September 12 Morning
I have seen his ways, and will heal him.--ISA. 57:18. I am the Lord that healeth thee. O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.--Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.--All things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. Come now, and let us reason together,
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

A Refused Bequest
'He that had been possessed with the devil prayed Jesus that he might be with Him. 19. Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee.'--Mark v. 18,19. There are three requests, singularly contrasted with each other, made to Christ in the course of this miracle of healing the Gadarene demoniac. The evil spirits ask to be permitted to go into the swine; the men of the country, caring more for their swine than their
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Touch of Faith
Returning from Gergesa to the western shore, Jesus found a multitude gathered to receive Him, and they greeted Him with joy. He remained by the seaside for a time, teaching and healing, and then repaired to the house of Levi-Matthew to meet the publicans at the feast. Here Jairus, the ruler of the synagogue, found Him. This elder of the Jews came to Jesus in great distress, and cast himself at His feet, exclaiming, "My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray Thee, come and lay Thy hands
Ellen Gould White—The Desire of Ages

Conversion, Its Nature and Necessity.
Closely related to the doctrine of the power, or efficacy, of the divine Word--as considered in the last chapter--is the doctrine of conversion. It is the subject of conversion, therefore, that we now purpose to examine. It is an important subject. It deserves a prominent place in treating of the Way of Salvation. It is also an intensely personal subject. Each one who desires to be in the Way of Salvation is personally interested in it. The eternal destiny of every one who reads these pages is closely
G. H. Gerberding—The Way of Salvation in the Lutheran Church

Cross References
Mark 1:23
Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an impure spirit cried out,

Mark 3:9
Because of the crowd he told his disciples to have a small boat ready for him, to keep the people from crowding him.

Mark 4:1
Again Jesus began to teach by the lake. The crowd that gathered around him was so large that he got into a boat and sat in it out on the lake, while all the people were along the shore at the water's edge.

Mark 4:36
Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him.

Mark 5:3
This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain.

Mark 5:21
When Jesus had again crossed over by boat to the other side of the lake, a large crowd gathered around him while he was by the lake.

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