And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus, and when they saw him, they urged him to depart from their territory. Bible see other translations

“behold,” The Greek word is idou (#2400 ἰδού), and it is used to get our attention. See commentary on Matthew 1:20.

“the whole city.” This is the figure of speech synecdoche, the “whole” being put for the greater part.

[See figure of speech “synecdoche.”]

“territory.” See commentary on Mark 5:17.

Commentary for: Matthew 8:34