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Matthew 8:28–34

Demon-possessed Gadarenes Healed

28 And when* he came to the other side,k to the region of the Gadarenes,l two demon-possessed men coming from among the tombs met him, very violent, so that no one was able to pass by along that road. 29 And behold, they cried out, saying, “What do you have to do with us,m Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time?”n 30 Now a long way from them a large herd of pigs was feeding. 31 So the demons implored him, saying, “If you are going to expel us, send us into the herd of pigs.” 32 And he said to them, “Go!” So they departed and* went into the pigs, and behold, the whole herd rushed headlong down the steep slope into the sea and drowned in the water. 33 Now the herdsmen fled and went into the town and* reported everything, including the things concerning the demon-possessed men. 34 And behold, the whole town came out to meet Jesus, and when they* saw him, they implored him* that he would depart from their region.

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