Luke 8:31

31 And they begged Jesus repeatedly not to order them to go into the Abyss.

Read Luke 8:31 Using Other Translations

And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep.
And they begged him not to command them to depart into the abyss.
The demons kept begging Jesus not to send them into the bottomless pit.

What does Luke 8:31 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 8:31

And they besought him
That is, all the devils, the whole legion of them, entreated Jesus, under whose power, and at whose dispose they were:

that he would not command them to go out into the deep;
meaning, not the deep waters of the sea, for thither they ran the swine at their own request; but the bottomless pit of hell, where others of these spirits lay in chains of darkness; and so the Ethiopic version renders it, "into hell": they desired, that when they went out of this man, they might not be ordered thither, or remanded to their former prison; for they knew that if he gave the word of command, they must obey; but that they might be suffered to continue in that country, and range about on earth, or be any where, rather than in hell.

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