Mark 5:1-21

Jesus Heals a Man with a Demon

1 a  They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes.
Some manuscripts Gergesenes; some Gadarenes
2And when Jesus
Greek he; also verse 9
had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit.
3 d  He lived among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain, 4for he had often been bound with shackles and chains, but he wrenched the chains apart, and he broke the shackles in pieces. No one had the strength to subdue him. 5Night and day among the tombs and on the mountains he was always crying out and cutting himself with stones. 6And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and e  fell down before him. 7And f  crying out with a loud voice, he said, “What have you to do with me, Jesus g  Son of h  the Most High God? i  I adjure you by God, do not torment me.” 8For he was saying to him, Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!” 9And Jesus asked him, What is your name?” He replied, “My name is j  Legion, for we are many.” 10And he begged him earnestly not to send them out of the country. 11Now a great herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside, 12and they begged him, saying, “Send us to the pigs; let us enter them.” 13So he gave them permission. And the unclean spirits came out and entered the pigs; and the herd, numbering about two thousand, rushed down the steep bank into the sea and drowned in the sea.

14The herdsmen fled and told it in the city and in the country. And people came to see what it was that had happened. 15And they came to Jesus and saw the demon-possessed
Greek daimonizomai; also verses 16, 18; elsewhere rendered oppressed by demons
man
, the one who had had l  the legion, sitting there, m  clothed and in his right mind, and they were afraid.
16And those who had seen it described to them what had happened to the demon-possessed man and to the pigs. 17And n  they began to beg Jesus
Greek him
to depart from their region.
18As he was getting into the boat, the man who had been possessed with demons begged him that he might be with him. 19And he did not permit him but said to him, Go home to your friends and p  tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” 20And he went away and began to proclaim in q  the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him, and everyone marveled.

Jesus Heals a Woman and Jairus’s Daughter

21And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered about him, and he was beside the sea.
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