This episode presents the story on the demon-possessed man from Gerasenes, found in Mark 5, Mt. 8 and Luke 8. The man lived in the tombs, always beat himself, and no one could bind him. He went forward to Jesus and, seeing His power, asked Him to leave him at rest and not to torture. The Lord rebuked the demoniac, cast many demons out of him and, at their request, sent them into the pigs, which drowned in the lake. The people of Gerasenes asked Jesus to depart from their borders, because they were interested in and deemed important not the healing of the demoniac but their own pigs and material comfort.