|And those who were feeding them fled and went away into the city and reported everything, including what had happened to those possessed by demons.|
|And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw Him, they entreated Him to depart from their borders.|
The Lord’s intention in permitting the demons to go into the hogs was not to damage the occupation of those who fed them. Because hogs are dirty in the eyes of God, the Lord Jesus destroyed their unclean occupation with the expectation that those employed in it might be saved and turn to Him.
The King’s coming to this district set everything in order. Not only were the demons cast out of the two men, but the hogs were drowned. Hence, the whole region was cleared, and the demons returned to their dwelling place. This was an exhibition of the Lord’s authority.