8 For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.

Other Translations of Mark 5:8

New International Version

8 For Jesus had said to him, "Come out of this man, you impure spirit!"

English Standard Version

8 For he was saying to him, "Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!"

The Message

8 (Jesus had just commanded the tormenting evil spirit, "Out! Get out of the man!")

New King James Version

8 For He said to him, "Come out of the man, unclean spirit!"

New Living Translation

8 For Jesus had already said to the spirit, "Come out of the man, you evil spirit."

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Mark 5:8

Commentary on Mark 5:1-20

(Read Mark 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.