Mark 5:11

11 A large herd of pigs was feeding on the nearby hillside.

Mark 5:11 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 5:11

Now there was there, nigh unto the mountains
Where this man often was, ( Mark 5:5 ) according to Beza, the mountains of Galaad, which ran through that country, or the mountains that surrounded Tiberias. Some copies, as the Alexandrian copy and others, read "at", or "about the mountain", in the singular number. The Vulgate Latin and Arabic versions read, "about the mountain". The Syriac and Ethiopic, "at the mountain"; so in ( Luke 8:32 ) ,

a great herd of swine feeding;
on one side of the mountain, or mountains; it may be called a great one, for there were about two thousand hogs in it.

Mark 5:11 In-Context

9 Then Jesus asked the demon, "What is your name?" "My name is Legion," he replied. "There are many of us."
10 And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area.
11 A large herd of pigs was feeding on the nearby hillside.
12 The demons begged Jesus, "Send us among the pigs. Let us go into them."
13 Jesus allowed it. The evil spirits came out of the man and went into the pigs. There were about 2,000 pigs in the herd. The whole herd rushed down the steep bank. They ran into the lake and drowned.
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