On that day, when evening had come, [Jesus] said to them,
“Let us go across to the other side.”
They came to the other side of the sea,
to the country of the Gerasenes.
And when he had stepped out of the boat,
immediately a man out of the tombs with an unclean spirit met him.
He lived among the tombs;
and no one could restrain him any more, even with a chain;
for he had often been restrained with shackles and chains,
but the chains he wrenched apart,
and the shackles he broke in pieces;
and no one had the strength to subdue him.
Night and day among the tombs and on the mountains
he was always shrieking and gashing himself with stones.
When he saw Jesus from a distance,
he ran and bowed down before him;
and screaming in a loud voice he said:
“What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God?
I adjure you by God, do not torture me!”
For [Jesus] had said to him, “Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!”