Luke 8:26

26 So they arrived in the region of the Gerasenes, across the lake from 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 up, shouting, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and the raging waves. Suddenly the storm stopped and all was calm.
25 Then he asked them, “Where is your faith?” The disciples were terrified and amazed. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “When he gives a command, even the wind and waves obey him!”
26 So they arrived in the region of the Gerasenes, across the lake from Galilee.
27 As Jesus was climbing out of the boat, a man who was possessed by demons came out to meet him. For a long time he had been homeless and naked, living in a cemetery outside the town.
28 As soon as he saw Jesus, he shrieked and fell down in front of him. Then he screamed, “Why are you interfering with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? Please, I beg you, don’t torture me!”

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Other manuscripts read Gadarenes; still others read Gergesenes; also in 8:37 . See Matt 8:28 ; Mark 5:1 .