Mark 5:16

16 Those who had seen it told the people what had happened to the demon-possessed man—and told about the pigs as well.

Mark 5:16 in Other Translations

KJV
16 And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine.
ESV
16 And those who had seen it described to them what had happened to the demon-possessed man and to the pigs.
NLT
16 Then those who had seen what happened told the others about the demon-possessed man and the pigs.
MSG
16 Those who had seen it told the others what had happened to the demon-possessed man and the pigs.
CSB
16 The eyewitnesses described to them what had happened to the demon-possessed man and [told] about the pigs.

Mark 5:16 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 5:16

And they that saw it
Not the keepers of the swine, for they were fled and gone; but others that were eyewitnesses of the whole affair, who lived in houses hard by, or were working in the fields; or the disciples of Christ:

told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil;
gave a particular account, how, upon first sight of Christ, he ran to meet him, and fell down and worshipped him; how Christ ordered the unclean spirit to come out of him; and how he was dispossessed of a legion of devils by a word speaking:

and also concerning the swine;
how, at the request of the devils, and by the leave of Christ, they entered into them; upon which they ran mad; and betaking themselves to the rocks by the sea side, fell down the precipice, and were suffocated in the sea.

Mark 5:16 In-Context

14 Those tending the pigs ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, and the people went out to see what had happened.
15 When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.
16 Those who had seen it told the people what had happened to the demon-possessed man—and told about the pigs as well.
17 Then the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region.
18 As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him.