Berean Literal Bible Matthew 12:43
Now when the unclean spirit is gone out from the man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and does not find it.
Do these places exist in the spiritual realm or physical realm. Or are they metaphors of what?
Luke 8:26 And they sailed down to the region of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. 27And He having gone forth upon the land, a certain man out of the city met Him, having demons, and a long time he was not wearing clothing and did not abide in a house, but in the tombs.
Demons were comfortable among tombs.
28And having seen Jesus, having cried out, he fell down before Him and said in a loud voice, “What to me and to You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I implore of You that You might not torment me!” 29For He was commanding the unclean spirit to come out from the man. For it had seized him many times, and he was bound, being kept with chains and shackles. And breaking the chains, he was driven by the demon into the deserts.
They didn't mind deserts either.
30And Jesus asked him, “What is your name?”
And he said, “Legion,” because many demons were entered into him. 31And they were begging Him not to command them to depart into the abyss.
They were scared of the abyss.
32And there was a herd of many pigs feeding there in the mountain, and they begged Him that He would allow them to enter into them; and He allowed them.
33And the demons having gone out from the man, entered into the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake, and was drowned.
What are these waterless places?