Women Accompanying Jesus1Soon afterward he went on a through cities and villages, proclaiming and b bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with him, 2and also c some women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: d Mary, called Magdalene, e from whom seven demons had gone out, 3and f Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s household manager, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them ▼
▼Some manuscripts himout of their means.
The Parable of the Sower4 h And when a great crowd was gathering and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable, 5 i “A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell along the path and was trampled underfoot, and the birds of the air devoured it. 6And some fell on the rock, and as it grew up j it withered away, because it had no moisture. 7And some fell among k thorns, and the thorns grew up with it and choked it. 8And some fell into good soil and grew and yielded l a hundredfold.” As he said these things, he called out, m “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
The Purpose of the Parables9And when his disciples asked him what this parable meant, 10he said, n “To you it has been given to know o the secrets of the kingdom of God, but for others they are in parables, so p that ‘seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.’ 11 q Now the parable is this: The seed is r the word of God. 12The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not s believe and be saved. 13And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it t with joy. But these have no root; they u believe for a while, and in time of testing v fall away. 14And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but w as they go on their way they are choked by the x cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature. 15As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and y bear fruit z with patience.
A Lamp Under a Jar16 aa , ab “No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a jar or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light. 17 ac For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light. 18 ad Take care then how you hear ae for to the one who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he thinks that he has will be taken away.”
Jesus’ Mother and Brothers19 af Then his mother and ag his brothers came to him, but they could not reach him because of the crowd. 20And he was told, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see you.” 21But he answered them, “My mother and my brothers are those ah who hear the word of God and do it.”
Jesus Calms a Storm22 ai One day he got into a boat with his disciples, and he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side of aj the lake.” So they set out, 23and as they sailed he fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on ak the lake, and they were filling with water and were in danger. 24And they went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And he awoke and al rebuked the wind and the raging waves, and they ceased am and there was a calm. 25He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they an were afraid, and they ao marveled, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that ap he commands even winds and water, and they obey him?”
Jesus Heals a Man with a Demon26 aq Then they sailed to the country of the Gerasenes ▼
▼Some manuscripts Gadarenes; others Gergesenes; also verse 37which is opposite Galilee. 27When Jesus ▼
▼Greek he; also verses 38, 42had stepped out on land, there met him a man from the city who had demons. For a long time he had worn no clothes, and he had not lived in a house at but among the tombs. 28When he saw Jesus, he au cried out and fell down before him and said av with a loud voice, “What have you to do with me, Jesus aw Son of ax the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me.” 29For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many a time it had seized him. He was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, but he would break the bonds and be driven by the demon ay into the desert.) 30Jesus then asked him, “What is your name?” And he said az “Legion,” for many demons had entered him. 31And they begged him not to command them to depart into ba the abyss. 32Now a large herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside, and they begged him to let them enter these. So he gave them permission. 33Then the demons came out of the man and entered the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into bb the lake and drowned. 34When the herdsmen saw what had happened, they fled and told it in the city and in the country. 35Then people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus and found the man from whom the demons had gone, sitting bc at the feet of Jesus bd clothed and in his right mind, and they were afraid. 36And those who had seen it told them how the demon-possessed ▼
▼Greek daimonizomai; elsewhere rendered oppressed by demonsman had been healed. 37Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes bf asked him to depart from them, for they were seized with great fear. So he got into the boat and returned. 38The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, 39“Return to your home, and bg declare how much God has done for you.” And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him.
Jesus Heals a Woman and Jairus’s Daughter40Now when Jesus returned, the crowd bh welcomed him, for they were all waiting for him. 41 bi And there came a man named Jairus, who was bj a ruler of the synagogue. And falling at Jesus’ feet, he implored him to come to his house, 42for he had bk an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. As Jesus went, the people bl pressed around him. 43And there was a woman bm who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, and though she had spent all her bn living on physicians ▼
▼Some manuscripts omit and though she had spent all her living on physicians,she could not be healed by anyone. 44She came up behind him and touched bp the fringe of his garment, and bq immediately her discharge of blood ceased. 45And Jesus said, “Who was it that touched me?” When all denied it, Peter ▼
▼Some manuscripts add and those who were with himsaid, “Master, the crowds surround you and are pressing in on you!” 46But Jesus said, “Someone touched me, for I perceive that bs power has gone out from me.” 47And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before him declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched him, and how she had been immediately healed. 48And he said to her, “Daughter bt your faith has made you well; bu go in peace.” 49While he was still speaking, someone from bv the ruler’s house came and said, “Your daughter is dead; bw do not trouble bx the Teacher any more.” 50But Jesus on hearing this answered him, “Do not fear; only believe, and she will be well.” 51And when he came to the house, he allowed no one to enter with him, except by Peter and bz John and James, and the father and mother of the child. 52And all were weeping and ca mourning for her, but he cb said, “Do not weep, for cc she is not dead but cd sleeping.” 53And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. 54But ce taking her by the hand he called, saying, “Child cf arise.” 55And cg her spirit returned, and she got up at once. And he directed that something should be given her to eat. 56And her parents were amazed, but ch he charged them to tell no one what had happened.
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