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Where did the demons go after they went into the pigs and caused them to jump to their death?

The demons from the man begged Jesus Christ to be sent to the pigs. When the pigs fell off the cliff and died, where did the demons or evil spirits go?

And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep (Luke 8:31 KJV)

Luke 8:31

NKJV - 31 And they begged Him that He would not command them to go out into the abyss.

Clarify Share Report Asked May 26 2019 Mkg and son Mogobo Kgomo

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
In my opinion, based on Jesus' words in Matthew 12:43-45 and Luke 11:24-26, the demons (as spirit beings) would have been released when the swine drowned, and would have then searched for other hosts to inhabit. However, they would not have returned to the man whom they had previously possessed, based on Jesus' authority, similar to His words in another case of demon possession described in Mark 9:14-29.

(Although Scripture does not record Jesus as having specifically ordered the demons that had possessed the Gerasene demoniac not to re-enter him, such a command seems to have been clearly implied to me by Jesus' instruction to the man whom He had healed to declare to other people how much God had done for him, which He would not have done if the healed man were to be still subject to future possession, since that would have detracted from the witness to others that Jesus instructed the healed man to make.)

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