|Mark 5 |
1 Then they came over to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.
2 And when he got out of the boat, a man came out of the tombs with an unclean spirit,
3 Who had his dwelling among the tombs, and no man could bind him, not even with chains,
4 Because he had often been bound with shackles and chains. And the chains had been pulled apart by him, and the shackles broken in pieces; neither could any man tame him.
5 He was always in the mountains, night and day, and in the tombs, crying and cutting himself with stones.
6 But when he saw Jesus off in the distance, he ran and worshipped him,
7 And cried with a loud voice, saying, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I implore you by God, that you do not torment me."
8 For Jesus said to him, "Come out of the man, you unclean spirit."
9 And he asked him, "What is your name?" And he answered, saying, "My name is Legion, for we are many."
10 And he begged him earnestly not to send them away out of the region.
11 Now near the mountains there was a great herd of swine feeding.
12 And all the demons begged him, saying, "Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them."
13 So immediately Jesus gave them permission to depart. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine; and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (the herd was about two thousand), and were drowned in the sea.
14 Then those who fed the swine fled, and told of it in the city and the country; and they came out to see what had happened.
15 And they came to Jesus, and when they saw the man who had been possessed with the demons and had the legion, sitting and clothed and in his right mind; they were afraid.
16 And the witnesses of the event told the others how it had happened to the man who had been possessed with the demons, and also about the swine.
17 Then they began to plead with Jesus to go out of their region.
18 And when Jesus entered the boat, the man formerly possessed with the demon, begged him that he might come with him.
19 However, Jesus did not allow him, but said to him, "Go home to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how he has had compassion on you."
20 Then the man departed and began to proclaim in Decapolis the great things Jesus had done for him; and all men marveled.
21 Now when Jesus had passed over again by boat to the other side, many people gathered to him; and he was near the seashore.
22 And behold, there came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,
23 And pleaded with him greatly, saying, "My little daughter lies at the point of death; come and lay your hands on her, that she may be healed; and she will live."
24 So Jesus went with him, and many people followed him and thronged him.
25 Now a certain woman had had an issue of blood for twelve years,
26 And had suffered greatly from many physicians, spending all that she had with no improvement, but rather had grown worse.
27 And when she heard about Jesus, she came in the crowd behind him and touched his clothes.
28 For she thought, "If I could only touch his clothes, I will be made well."
29 And immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction.
30 Then Jesus, knew in himself that virtue had gone out of him, and he turned around in the crowd, and said, "Who touched my clothes?"
31 And his disciples said to him, "You see the multitude crowding you, and you ask, 'Who touched me?'"
32 But he looked around to see who had done this thing.
33 Then the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him and told him all the truth.
34 And he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you whole; go in peace and be well of your affliction."
35 Now while he was speaking, someone from the ruler of the synagogue's house came and said, "Your daughter is dead; why trouble the Master any further?"
36 But as soon as Jesus heard those words spoken, he said to the ruler of the synagogue, "Do not be afraid, only believe."
37 And he allowed no man to follow him, except Peter and James, and John who was the brother of James.
38 And coming to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, he saw a great commotion and many who wept and wailed greatly.
39 When he came in, he said to them, "Why do you make all this commotion and weep? The child is not dead, but sleeps."
40 And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he took the father and the mother of the child, and those who were with him, and entered in where the child was lying.
41 And he took the child by the hand and said to her, "Talitha cumi;" which is interpreted, "Little girl, I say to you, arise!"
42 And immediately the child arose and walked, for she was twelve years old. And they were astonished with great amazement.
43 Then he charged them strictly that no man should know about this; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.
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