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Luke 8:31

    Luke 8:31 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they sought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they entreated him that he would not command them to depart into the abyss.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they made a request to him that he would not give them an order to go away into the deep.

    Webster's Revision

    And they entreated him that he would not command them to depart into the abyss.

    World English Bible

    They begged him that he would not command them to go into the abyss.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they entreated him that he would not command them to depart into the abyss.

    Definitions for Luke 8:31

    Besought - Entreated; asked; called.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 8:31

    And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep - In the Chaldaic philosophy, mention is made of certain material demons, who are permitted to wander about on the earth, and are horribly afraid of being sent into abysses and subterranean places. Psellus says, De Daemonibus: "These material demons fearing to be sent into abysses, and standing in awe of the angels who send them thither, if even a man threaten to send them thither and pronounce the names of those angels whose office that is, it is inexpressible how much they will be affrighted and troubled. So great will their astonishment be, that they cannot discern the person that threatens them. And though it be some old woman or little old man that menaces them, yet so great is their fear that they depart as if the person who menaces had a power to kill them." See Stanley's Chaldaic Philosophy.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 8:31

    8:31 The abyss - That is, the bottomless pit.