Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentMark 5:2
- Out of the boat (ek tou ploiou).
- Straightway (eutuv) Mark says, using the genitive absolute (exeltontov autou) and then repeating autwi associative instrumental after aphnthsen. The demoniac greeted Jesus at once. Mark and Luke 9:27 mention only one man while Matthew notes two demoniacs, perhaps one more violent than the other. Each of the Gospels has a different phrase. Mark has "a man with an unclean spirit" (en pneumati akatartwi), Matthew 8:28 "two possessed with demons" (duo daimonizomenoi), Luke 8:27 "one having demons" (tiv exwn daimonia). Mark has many touches about this miracle not retained in Matthew and Luke. See on "Mt 8:28".