I adjure thee by God (orkizw se ton qeon). The demoniac puts Jesus on oath (two accusatives) after the startled outcry just like the one in Luke 1:24 , which see. He calls Jesus here "son of the Most High God" (uie tou qeou tou upsistou) as in Luke 8:28 (cf. Genesis 14:18 ). Torment me not (mh me basanish). Prohibition with mh and the ingressive aorist subjunctive. The word means to test metals and then to test one by torture (cf. our "third degree"). Same word in all three Gospels.