Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentLuke 8:28
- Fell down (prosepesen).
- Second aorist active of prospiptw, to fall forward, towards, prostrate before one as here. Common verb. Mark 5:6 has prosekunhsen (worshipped).
- The Most High God (tou teou tou upsistou).
- Uncertain whether tou teou genuine or not. But "the Most High" clearly means God as already seen (Luke 1:32,35,36; 6:35). The phrase is common among heathen (Numbers 24:16; Micah 6:6; Isaiah 14:14). The demoniac may have been a Gentile, but it is the demon here speaking. See on "Mr 2:7"; see also Matthew 8:29 for the Greek idiom (ti emoi kai soi). "What have I to do with thee?" See there also for "Torment me not."