The people ask Jesus to leave (Mt 8:34-8:34)

“Then the whole town

Came out

To meet Jesus.

When they saw him,

They begged him

To leave

Their neighborhood.”

 

καὶ ἰδοὺ πᾶσα ἡ πόλις ἐξῆλθεν εἰς ὑπάντησιν τῷ Ἰησοῦ, καὶ ἰδόντες αὐτὸν παρεκάλεσαν ὅπως μεταβῇ ἀπὸ τῶν ὁρίων αὐτῶν.

 

All three synoptic gospels, Mark, chapter 5:17 and Luke, chapter 8:37 and Matthew here, have the people in the Gadarenes area ask Jesus to leave their neighborhood, with slight nuances in each story.  The whole town went out to meet Jesus (καὶ ἰδοὺ πᾶσα ἡ πόλις ἐξῆλθεν εἰς ὑπάντησιν τῷ Ἰησοῦ).  They then begged him to leave their neighborhood or area (καὶ ἰδόντες αὐτὸν παρεκάλεσαν ὅπως μεταβῇ ἀπὸ τῶν ὁρίων αὐτῶν).  Not in my neighborhood, as economics was more important than any miraculous events.

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