In the Bible why did a herd of swine drown themselves in the sea ?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    They were possessed by demons and their names were Legion. Jesus Christ sent them to the sea.

  • Lynn K
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Because Jesus casted demons out of a possessed man and sent them into a herd of swine. The swine went mad and ran over the cliff.

  • 1 decade ago

    Because that's what the demons asked Jesus to do:

    Matthew 8:28-34

    28 When Jesus arrived on the other side of the lake, in the region of the Gadarenes,[g] two men who were possessed by demons met him. They lived in a cemetery and were so violent that no one could go through that area.

    29 They began screaming at him, “Why are you interfering with us, Son of God? Have you come here to torture us before God’s appointed time?”

    30 There happened to be a large herd of pigs feeding in the distance. 31 So the demons begged, “If you cast us out, send us into that herd of pigs.”

    32 “All right, go!” Jesus commanded them. So the demons came out of the men and entered the pigs, and the whole herd plunged down the steep hillside into the lake and drowned in the water.

    33 The herdsmen fled to the nearby town, telling everyone what happened to the demon-possessed men. 34 Then the entire town came out to meet Jesus, but they begged him to go away and leave them alone.

    Source(s): The New Living Translation
  • 1 decade ago

    Jesus cast Demons from humans into the swine, I think the demons destroyed the swine to be set free again.They like to inhabit human bodies.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Jesus cast out some demons from some men, then they went into the swine and jumped into the water.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They didn't, really. The demons who possessed them caused them to do it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    the story, which is all it is, says Jesus cast devils into them making them useless for any human use.

  • 1 decade ago

    What a terrible waste of ribs.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Swine are stupid. xx

  • 1 decade ago

    Wow ........... so that's how the Dead Sea came about !!!!!!!!

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