Luke 8:26

Jesus Restores a Demon-Possessed Man

26 They sailed to the region of the Gerasenes,[a] which is across the lake from Galilee.

Luke 8:26 in Other Translations

KJV
26 And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee.
ESV
26 Then they sailed to the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee.
NLT
26 So they arrived in the region of the Gerasenes, across the lake from Galilee.
MSG
26 They sailed on to the country of the Gerasenes, directly opposite Galilee.
CSB
26 Then they sailed to the region of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee.

Luke 8:26 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 8:26

And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes
In ( Matthew 8:28 ) it is called the country of the Gergesenes, (See Gill on Matthew 8:28) as it is here, in the Arabic and Ethiopic versions; and "of the Gerasenes", in the Vulgate Latin; but the Syriac and Persic versions read, "of the Gadarenes", as in ( Mark 5:1 ) . (See Gill on Mark 5:1).

which is over against Galilee:
from whence the ship launched, and Christ and his disciples came.

Luke 8:26 In-Context

24 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm.
25 “Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples. In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.”
26 They sailed to the region of the Gerasenes, which is across the lake from Galilee.
27 When Jesus stepped ashore, he was met by a demon-possessed man from the town. For a long time this man had not worn clothes or lived in a house, but had lived in the tombs.
28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell at his feet, shouting at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, don’t torture me!”

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Some manuscripts "Gadarenes" ; other manuscripts "Gergesenes" ; also in verse 37