Luke 8:39

39 “Return home and tell how much God has done for you.” So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him.

Read Luke 8:39 Using Other Translations

Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him.
"Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you." And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him.
“No, go back to your family, and tell them everything God has done for you.” So he went all through the town proclaiming the great things Jesus had done for him.

What does Luke 8:39 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 8:39

Return to thine own house
Which very likely was in the city of Gadara, whither he went, and throughout the whole of which he published the account of the dispossession of the devils from him: Mark adds, "to thy friends"; relations, acquaintance, and countrymen:

and show how great things God hath done unto thee;
for none but God could effect such things, tacitly suggesting to him hereby, that he himself was God. Mark adds, "and hath had compassion on thee": signifying, that what he had done for him, did not arise from merit in the man, but from mercy in himself; (See Gill on Mark 5:19).

And he went his way;
he obeyed the orders of Christ, as love and gratitude obliged him:

and published throughout the whole city;
of Gadara, and not only there, but in the rest of the ten cities, called Decapolis, ( Mark 5:20 ) one of which was this of Gadara, as Pliny relates F15:

how great things Jesus had done unto him;
having cast out a legion of devils from him, clothed him, and brought him to his right mind; and had not only delivered his body from a diabolical possession, but had given him spiritual and saving instructions for his soul, on which he had wrought a real work of grace.


FOOTNOTES:

F15 Lib. 5. c. 18.
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