5:1 They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes [area located southeast of the Sea of Galilee; more Gentiles than Jews lived there].
5:2 When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an evil spirit came from the tombs to meet him.
5:3 This man lived in the tombs [a place of death; away from society], and no one could bind him any more, not even with a chain.
5:4 For he had often been chained hand and foot, but [note that the evil spirit that possessed the man gave him great strength…] he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him.
5:5 Night and day [indicates that the evil spirit that possessed the man constantly tormented him] among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and…
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