Luke 8

1And it came to passe afterwarde, that hee himselfe went through euery citie and towne, preaching and publishing the kingdome of God, and the twelue were with him,

2And certaine women, which were healed of euill spirites, and infirmities, as Mary which was called Magdalene, out of whom went seuen deuils,

3And Ioanna the wife of Chuza Herods steward, and Susanna, and many other which ministred vnto him of their substance.

4Nowe when much people were gathered together, and were come vnto him out of all cities, he spake by a parable.

5A sower went out to sowe his seede, and as he sowed, some fell by the wayes side, and it was troden vnder feete, and the foules of heauen deuoured it vp.

6And some fell on the stones, and when it was sprong vp, it withered away, because it lacked moystnesse.

7And some fell among thornes, and the thornes sprang vp with it, and choked it.

8And some fell on good ground, and sprang vp, and bare fruite, an hundreth folde. And as hee sayd these things, he cryed, He that hath eares to heare, let him heare.

9Then his disciples asked him, demaunding what parable that was.

10And he sayd, Vnto you it is giuen to know the secrets of ye kingdome of God, but to other in parables, that when they see, they shoulde not see, and when they heare, they should not vnderstand.

11The parable is this, The seede is the worde of God.

12And they that are beside the way, are they that heare: afterward commeth the deuill, and taketh away the worde out of their hearts, least they should beleeue, and be saued.

13But they that are on the stones, are they which when they haue heard, receiue ye word with ioy: but they haue no rootes: which for a while beleeue, but in the time of tentation goe away.

14And that which fell among thornes, are they which haue heard, and after their departure are choked with cares and with riches, and voluptuous liuing, and bring forth no fruite.

15But that which fell in good ground, are they which with an honest and good heart heare the worde, and keepe it, and bring forth fruite with patience.

16No man when he hath lighted a candle, couereth it vnder a vessell, neither putteth it vnder the bed, but setteth it on a candlesticke, that they that enter in, may see the light.

17For nothing is secret, that shall not be euident: neither any thing hid, that shall not be knowen, and come to light.

18Take heede therefore how ye heare: for whosoeuer hath, to him shall be giuen: and whosoeuer hath not, from him shalbe taken euen that which it seemeth that he hath.

19Then came to him his mother and his brethren, and could not come neere to him for the preasse.

20And it was tolde him by certaine which said, Thy mother and thy brethren stand without, and would see thee.

21But he answered, and sayd vnto them, My mother and my brethren are these which heare the worde of God, and doe it.

22And it came to passe on a certaine day, that he went into a ship with his disciples, and he sayd vnto them, Let vs goe ouer vnto the other side of the lake. And they lanched forth.

23And as they sayled, he fell a sleepe, and there came downe a storme of winde on the lake, and they were filled with water, and were in ieopardie.

24Then they went to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, Master, we perish. And he arose, and rebuked the winde, and the waues of water: and they ceased, and it was calme.

25Then he sayde vnto them, Where is your fayth? and they feared, and wondered among them selues, saying, Who is this that commandeth both the windes and water, and they obey him!

26So they sailed vnto the region of the Gadarenes, which is ouer against Galile.

27And as he went out to land, there met him a certaine man out of the citie, which had deuils long time, and he ware no garment, neither abode in house, but in the graues.

28And when he sawe Iesus, he cryed out and fell downe before him, and with a loude voyce sayd, What haue I to doe with thee, Iesus the Sonne of God the most High? I beseech thee torment me not.

29For he commanded ye foule spirit to come out of the man: (for oft times he had caught him: therefore he was bound with chaines, and kept in fetters: but he brake the bands, and was caried of the deuill into wildernesses.)

30Then Iesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? and he sayd, Legion, because many deuils were entred into him.

31And they besought him, that he would not commaund them to goe out into the deepe.

32And there was there by, an hearde of many swine, feeding on an hill: and the deuils besought him, that he would suffer them to enter into them. So he suffered them.

33Then went the deuils out of the man, and entred into the swine: and the hearde was caried with violence from a steepe downe place into the lake, and was choked.

34When the heardmen sawe what was done, they fled: and when they were departed, they tolde it in the citie and in the countrey.

35Then they came out to see what was done, and came to Iesus, and found the man, out of whom the deuils were departed, sitting at the feete of Iesus, clothed, and in his right minde: and they were afrayd.

36They also which saw it, tolde them by what meanes he that was possessed with the deuill, was healed.

37Then the whole multitude of the countrey about the Gadarenes, besought him that he would depart from them: for they were taken with a great feare: and he went into the ship, and returned.

38Then the man, out of whome the deuils were departed, besought him that hee might be with him: but Iesus sent him away, saying,

39Returne into thine owne house, and shewe what great things God hath done to thee. So hee went his way, and preached throughout all the citie, what great things Iesus had done vnto him.

40And it came to passe, when Iesus was come againe, that the people receiued him: for they all waited for him.

41And beholde, there came a man named Iairus, and he was the ruler of the Synagogue, who fell downe at Iesus feete, and besought him that he would come into his house.

42For he had but a daughter onely, about twelue yeeres of age, and she lay a dying (and as he went, the people thronged him.

43And a woman hauing an yssue of blood, twelue yeeres long, which had spent all her substance vpon physicians, and could not be healed of any:

44When she came behind him, she touched the hemme of his garment, and immediatly her yssue of blood stanched.

45Then Iesus sayd, Who is it that hath touched me? When euery man denied, Peter sayd and they that were with him, Master, the multitude thrust thee, and tread on thee, and sayest thou, Who hath touched me?

46And Iesus sayde, Some one hath touched me: for I perceiue that vertue is gone out of me.

47When the woman sawe that she was not hid, she came trembling, and fell downe before him, and tolde him before all the people, for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediatly.

48And he said vnto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath saued thee: go in peace.)

49While he yet spake, there came one from the ruler of the Synagogues house, which sayde to him, Thy daughter is dead: disease not the Master.

50When Iesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Feare not: beleeue onely, and she shall be saued.

51And when he went into the house, he suffered no man to goe in with him, saue Peter, and Iames, and Iohn, and the father and mother of the maide.

52And all wept, and sorowed for her: but he sayd, Weepe not: for she is not dead, but sleepeth.

53And they laught him to scorne, knowing that she was dead.

54So he thrust them all out, and tooke her by the hand, and cryed, saying, Maide, arise.

55And her spirite came againe, and she rose straightway: and he comanded to giue her meate.

56Then her parents were astonied: but hee commanded them that they should tell no man what was done.

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