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"Demon" in the Bible: Matthew 8:28-34
The account of Jesus' healing of a demon-possessed man. Nobody else dared go near the violent man, but Jesus cast the demon out of him with a word into a herd of pigs.


Dog - a Christian perspective
Jesus often challenged the idea that God's love extended only to the people of Israel. In this account, he heals a Canaanite woman's daughter because of her earnest faith, despite the fact that Canaanites would have been considered "dogs" by the religious establishment.


Legion - a Christian perspective
When Jesus confronted a demon-possessed man, the evil spirit in him identified itself by name: "Legion." Jesus cast it out and into a nearby herd of pigs.


Swine - a Christian perspective
Jesus casts demons out of a possessed man and into a nearby herd of pigs. The pigs--considered unclean in the Jewish tradition--plunged off of a nearby cliff.


Bible Concordance :: Demon
A powerful evil spirit that works for Satan. Demons can sometimes control people. But Jesus has power over demons. He can make them come out of people. (Mark 1:21-28; Mark 9:14-29; Acts 16:16-18; Ephesians 6:10-18)