(From: LUKE #16 - 8:26-56)
2. 8:26-39 HEALING OF THE DEMONIAC
a. 8:26 And they sailed down to the country of the Gerasenes, which is over against :Galilee.
Kai kaTEpleu-san  eis ten CHOran ton Ge-ra-seNON, HEtis esTIN an-tiPEra tes Ga-liLAIas.
b. 8:27 A SERIOUS DEMONIAC
E-xelTHONti de auTO ePI ten gen, huPENte-sen aNER tis ek tes POle-os, Echon daiMOni-a;
And when he was come forth upon the land, a certain man out of the city met him, who had demons;
kai CHROno hi-kaNOouk e-neDUsa-to hiMAti-on, kai en oiKIa ouk Eme-nen, all' en tois MNEma-sin.
and for a long time he had worn no clothes, and lived not in anyhouse, but in the tombs.
c. 8:28 HIS REACTION TO JESUS
iDON de ton IeSOUN, a-naKRAxas, proSEpe-sen auTO,
And seeing :Jesus, he cried out, andfell down before him,
kai phoNEmeGAle EIpen, Ti eMOI kai soi, IeSOU,
and with a loud voice said, What have I to dowith you, Jesus,
huiE tou TheOU tou huPSIstou ? DEoMAI sou, me me ba-saNIses .
Son of the Most High :God? I beseech you, do not torment me.
d. 8:29a For he was commanding the unclean :spirit to come out from the man.
paREGgel-len gar toPNEUma-ti toa-kaTHARtoe-xelTHEIN aPO tou anTHROpou.
e. 8:29b A FULL DESCRIPTION OF THIS DEMONIAC
polLOIS gar CHROnois su-nerPAkei  auTON: kai e-desMEUe-to ,
For many times it had seized him: and he was kept under guard,
aLUse-sin  kai PEdais  phu-lasSOme-nos ; kai di-aRESson  ta desMA ,
and bound with chains and fetters; and breaking the bands asunder,
eLAUne-to aPO tou dai-moNIou eis tas eREmous.
was driven of the demon into the deserts.
f. 8:30a And :Jesus asked him, What is your name?
e-peROte-sen de auTON ho IeSOUS, Ti soi Ono-ma esTIN?
g. 8:30b And he said, Legion; because many demons were entered into him.
ho de EIpen, Le-giON ; HOti eiSELthen daiMOni-a polLA eis auTON.
h. 8:31 And they were entreating him that he would not command them to depart into the abyss.
kai pa-reKAloun auTON HIna me e-piTAxe  auTOIS eis ten Abus-son  a-pelTHEIN.
i. 8:32a THEIR SPECIFIC REQUEST
en de eKEI aGEle CHOIron hi-kaNON, bo-skoMEne en to Orei:
Now a herd of many swine was there, feeding on the mountain:
kai pa-reKAle-san auTON HIna e-piTREpse  auTOIS eis eKEInous ei-selTHEIN.
and they entreated him that he would permit them to enter into those.
j. 8:32b And he permitted them. kai ePEtre-psen auTOIS.
k. 8:33 THE REACTION OF THE SWINE
e-xelTHONta de ta daiMOni-a aPO tou anTHROpou, eiSELthon eis tous CHOIrous:
And the demons came out from the man, andentered into the swine:
kai HORme-sen  he aGEle kaTA tou kremNOU  eis ten LIMnen, kai a-pepNIge .
and the herd rushed down the steep into the lake, and were drowned.
l. 8:34 THE REACTION OF THE SWINE HERDERS
iDONtes de hoi BOskon-tes to ge-goNOS,
And they that fed themsaw what had come to pass,
Ephu-gon, kai aPEGgei-lan  eis ten POlin kai eis tous aGROUS.
andfled, and reported to the city and to the country.
m. 8:35 FEAR OF THE TOWN FOLK
eXELthon de iDEIN to ge-goNOS;
And they went out to see what had come to pass;
kai ELthan pros ton IeSOUN, kai HEUran kaTHEme-non ton ANthro-pon,
and they came to :Jesus, and found the man,
aph' hou ta daiMOni-a eXELthen, hi-ma-tisMEnon  kai so-phroNOUNta ,
from whom the demons were gone out, sitting, clothed and in his right mind,
paRA tous POdas tou IeSOU: kai e-phoBEthe-san .
at the feet of :Jesus: and they were afraid.
n. 8:36 And who saw itreported to them how the demoniac was delivered.
aPEGgei-lan de auTOIS hoi iDONtes pos eSOtheho dai-mo-nisTHEIS .
o. 8:37 REACTION OF THE TOWN FOLK
kai eROte-sen auTON HApan to PLEthos tes pe-riCHOrou 
And the whole multitude of the country of the Gerasenes
ton Ge-ra-seNON a-pelTHEIN ap' auTON; HOti PHObo meGAlo suNEIchon-to :
round about asked him to depart from them; for they were held with great fear:
auTOS de emBAS eis PLOIon, huPEstre-psen .
and HE entered into a boat, andreturned.
p. 8:38-39a JESUS' WORD TO THE DELIVERED DEMONIAC
eDEIto  de auTOU ho aNER aph' hou e-xe-leLUthei
But the man from whom the demons were gone out
ta daiMOni-a EInai sun auTO: aPElu-sen  de auTON, LEgon,
prayed him that he be with him: but he sent him away, saying,
HuPOstre-phe eis ton OI-KON sou, kai di-eGOU  HOsa soi ePOIe-sen ho TheOS.
39a Return to your :house, and declare how great things:God has done for you.
q. 8:39b And he went away, publishing throughout the whole city how great things:Jesus had done for him.
kai aPELthen, kath' HOlen ten POlin keRUSson  HOsa ePOIe-sen auTO ho IeSOUS.
J. 8:40-56 A HEALING IN THE MIDST OF DEATH
a. 8:40 JESUS WELCOMED
En de to hu-poSTREphein  ton IeSOUN, a-peDExa-to  auTON ho OCHlos;
And as :Jesus :returned, the crowd welcomed him;
Esan gar PANtes pros-doKONtes auTON.
for all were waiting for him.
b. 8:41-42a PETITION OF JAIRUS
kai iDOU, ELthen aNER, ho Ono-ma IAei-ros, kai HOUtos
And lo, a man came, Jairus by name, and this man
ARchon tes su-na-goGES huPERchen: kai peSON paRA tous POdas tou IeSOU,
was ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus' feet,
pa-reKAlei auTON ei-selTHEIN eis ton OIkon auTOU;
andbesought him to come into his :house;
HOti thuGAter mo-no-geNES  en auTO, hos eTON DOde-ka, kai auTE aPETHne-sken .
42a because he had an only begotten daughter, about twelve years old, and SHE was dying.
c. 8:42b But as he :went the crowds thronged him.
en de tohuPAgein auTON hoi OCHloi suNEPni-gon auTON.
d. 8:43-44 HEALING BY A TOUCH
Kai guNE OUsa en 'RUsei  HAIma-tos aPO eTON DOde-ka,
And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years,
HEtis ouk ISchu-sen  ap' ou-deNOS the-ra-peuTHEnai , pro-selTHOUsa Opis-then,
who could be cured by no one, 44came on behind,
HEpsa-to  tou kraSPEdou tou hi-maTIou auTOU: kai pa-raCHREma ESte he 'RUsis tou HAIma-tos auTES.
andtouched the border of his :garment: and immediately the issue of her :blood dried.
e. 8:45a And :Jesus said, Who is it that touched me?
kai EIpen ho IeSOUS, Tis ho haPSAmeNOS mou?
f. 8:45b And when all denied, :Peter said, Master, the crowds press you and squeeze you.
ar-nouMEnon de PANton, EIpen ho PEtros, E-piSTAta, hoi OCHloi suNEchouSIN se kai a-poTHLIbou-sin.
g. 8:46 But :Jesus said, Some one did touch me; for I perceived that power had gone forth from me.
ho de IeSOUS EIpen, HEpsaTO MOU tis; eGO gar EGnon DUna-min e-xe-le-luTHUIan  ap' eMOU.
h. 8:47 THE WOMAN REVEALS HERSELF
iDOUsa de he guNE, HOti ouk Ela-then , TREmou-sa  ELthen,
And the woman, seeing that she was not hid, came trembling,
kai pro-speSOUsa  auTO di' hen aiTIan  HEpsa-to auTOU aPEGgei-len
and falling down before him reported in thepresence of all the people
eNOpi-on panTOS tou laOU, kai hos iAthe pa-raCHREma .
for what cause she touched him, and how she was healed immediately.
i. 8:48 And he said to her, Daughter, your :faith has delivered you; go unto peace.
ho de EIpen auTE, thuGAter, he PIstis sou SEsoKEN se; poREUou eis eiREnen.
j. 8:49. A SERIOUS REPORT
Eti auTOU laLOUNtos, ERcheTAI tis paRA tou ar-chi-su-naGOgou
While he yet spoke, a certain one comes from the synagogue-ruler's
LEgon [HOti], TETHne-ken  he thuGAter sou: meKEti SKULle  ton diDAska-lon.
housesaying [that], Your daughter is dead: trouble the Teacher no longer.
k. 8:50 But :Jesus on hearing it, answered him, Fear not: only believe, and she shall be delivered.
ho de IeSOUS aKOUsas, a-peKRIthe auTO, Me phoBOU: MOnon PIsteu-son, kai soTHEse-tai.
l. 8:51 THE RESTRICTION OF WITNESSES
elTHON de eis ten oiKIan ouk aPHEken  ei-selTHEIN tiNA sun auTO,
And coming to the house he suffered no one to enter with him,
ei me PEtron, kai IoAnen, kai IAko-bon, kai ton paTEra tes paiDOS kai ten meTEra.
save Peter, and John, and James, and the father of the child and the mother.
m. 8:52 JESUS SEEKS TO PREPARE THE MOURNERS
Eklai-on de PANtes, kai eKOPton-to  auTEN:
And all were weeping, and bewailing her:
ho de EIpen, Me KLAIe-te; ou gar aPEtha-nen, alLA kaTHEUdei .
but he said, Weep not; for she is not dead, but sleeping.
n. 8:53 And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead.
kai ka-teGElon auTOU, eiDOtes HOti aPEtha-nen.
o. 8:54 But HE, taking her by the hand, called, saying, :Child, arise.
auTOS de, kraTEsas tes cheiROS auTES, ePHOne-sen, LEgon, Hepais, Egei-re.
p. 8:55 A RESURRECTION
kai ePEstre-psen  to PNEUma auTES, kai aNEste pa-raCHREma:
And her :spirit returned, and she rose immediately:
kai diEta-xen  auTE doTHEnai phaGEIN.
and he commanded that somethingbe given her to eat.
q. 8:56 AGAIN JESUS COUNTERS THE AMAZEMENT
kai eXEste-san  hoi goNEIS auTES:
And her :parents were amazed:
ho de paREGgei-len  auTOIS me-deNI eiPEIN to ge-goNOS.
but he charged them to tell no one what had been done.
NOTE: (2010-11-23) - 8:26-39 - Healing of the Demoniac. Has it occurred to you that Jesus couldn't have done this today, because it would be “politically incorrect” - and He would have been sued? But, it was incorrect to raise pigs in Israel in His day - so it was poetic justicethat He let the demons enter the herd of swine! There were some 2000 in this herd - just think of the number of demons in this poor demoniac named Legion! And these pigs would rather drown than live with demons!
In Jesus day, it was recognized that many problems of the people, was because of being demonized. There were deaf and dumb spirits. There were crippling spirits. There were torturing demons, and many more. Jesus immediately knew if exorcism was necessary, and once done, healing naturally followed. Chinese people have been aware of both the need of casting out demons, and receiving healing. One man from the Middle East said to us - “Don't think it is just the Middle East that has demons. You in the United States have them too. But theyare the wise demons who get behind pulpits!”
Notice the final end for demons - the Abyss. At least it is like a temporary holding prison until they finally end up in the Lake of Fire, prepared for Satan and his angels. One third of the angels fell when he was cast out of heaven, as Lucifer, son of the morning. Hell was not prepared for us - but if members of the human race choose in this life to side with Satan and his spirits, then their choice leaves no alternative for them but to share Satan's end. Notice too, that the one third of the angels that fell with Satan are in residence with him in the lower heavenlies. Demons on earth are spirits too, but a distinct order from Satan's angels.
8:40-56 - Many lessons are observable in this paragraph. See how Jesus was aware of the power of the Holy Spirit leaving Him when He received a touch of faith from a desperate woman. See too how Jesus restricted audience to the raising from the dead of a daughter to but three of His disciples and the parents. Sleep of death is for the body prior to the resurrection. Soul sleep is not Scriptural, as taught by some sects. At death, the spirits of believers immediately are returned to God by angels, for He is the Father of the spirits of all men. Unbelieving spirits are taken by demons to hell. They too do not sleep. Federal penitentiaries are the final end of criminals in our land, and line up with the Lake of Fire in the Bible. Jesus taught on hell and eternal punishment more than He did on heaven - and He would know, having created all things prior to His incarnation. J.A.W.