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Matthew 8:30

    Matthew 8:30 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now there was afar off from them a herd of many swine feeding.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now there was, some distance away, a great herd of pigs taking their food.

    Webster's Revision

    Now there was afar off from them a herd of many swine feeding.

    World English Bible

    Now there was a herd of many pigs feeding far away from them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now there was afar off from them a herd of many swine feeding.

    Definitions for Matthew 8:30

    Swine - Pigs.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 8:30

    A herd of many swine - These were in all probability Jewish property, and kept and used in express violation of the law of God; and therefore their destruction, in the next verse, was no more than a proper manifestation of the justice of God.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 8:30

    A herd of many swine - The word "herd," here applied to swine, is now commonly given to "cattle." Formerly, it signified any collection of beasts, or even of people.

    The number that composed this "herd" was 2,000, Mark 5:13.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 8:30

    8:30 There was a herd of many swine - Which it was not lawful for the Jews to keep. Therefore our Lord both justly and mercifully permitted them to be destroyed.