Mark 5

Demons Driven Out by the Master

1 Then a they came to the other side of the sea, to the region of the Gerasenes.
Some mss read Gadarenes; other mss read Gergesenes
2As soon as He got out of the boat, a man with an
unclean: When something is clean, it is holy or acceptable to God. When it is unclean, it is unholy (such as an unclean spirit). The term can be used in a ritual sense to apply to moral standards for living.
unclean d spirit e came out of the tombs f and met Him.
3He lived in the tombs. g No one was able to restrain him anymore – even with chains h 4 because he often had been bound with shackles and chains, but had snapped off the chains and smashed i the shackles. No one was strong enough to subdue j him. 5 And always, night k and day, he was crying out among the tombs l and in the mountains m and cutting himself with stones.

6When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and knelt down before Him. 7 And he cried out with a loud voice, “What do You have to do with me,
Lit What to me and to You
Jesus, Son o of the Most High God? p I beg
Or adjure
You before God, don’t torment r me!”
8 For He had told him, “Come out of the man, you unclean s spirit!t

9 “What is your name?” He asked him.“My name is Legion,”
A Roman legion contained up to 6,000 soldiers; here legion indicates a large number.
v he answered Him, “because we are many.”
10 And he kept begging Him not to send them out of the region.

11 Now a large herd of pigs w was there, feeding x on the hillside. 12The demons
Other mss read All the demons
begged Him, “Send us to the pigs, so we may enter them.”
13 And He gave them permission. Then the unclean z spirits aa came out and entered the pigs, and the herd of about 2,000 rushed down the steep bank into the sea and drowned there. 14 The men who tended them
Other mss read tended the pigs
ran off ac and reported it in the town and the countryside, and people went to see what had happened.
15They came to Jesus and saw the man who had been demon-possessed ad by the legion, ae sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; af and they were afraid. ag 16 The eyewitnesses described to them what had happened to the demon-possessed ah man and told about the pigs. 17 Then they began to beg Him to leave their region.

18As He was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed kept begging Him to be with Him. 19 But He would not let him; instead, He told him, “Go back home to your own people, and report to them how much the Lord ai has done aj for you and how He has had mercy on you. 20 So he went out and began to proclaim ak in the
Decapolis: Originally a federation of 10 Gentile towns east of the Jordan River
Decapolis am how much Jesus had done for him, and they were all amazed. an

A Girl Restored and a Woman Healed

21 When ao Jesus had crossed over again by boat to the other side, a large crowd ap gathered around Him while He was by the sea. 22 One of the
synagogue(s): A place where the Jewish people met for prayer, worship and teaching of the Scriptures
synagogue leaders, named Jairus, ar came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at His feet as
23 and kept begging Him, “My little daughter is at death’s door.
Lit My little daughter has it finally; = to be at the end of life
Come and lay Your hands on au her so she can get well av and live.”

24 So Jesus went with him, and a large crowd was following and pressing against Him. 25A woman suffering from bleeding aw for 12 years 26had endured ax much under many doctors. ay She had spent everything she had and was not helped at all. On the contrary, she became worse. 27Having heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched az His robe. ba 28 For she said, “If I can just touch His robes, I’ll be made well!” bb 29 Instantly her flow of blood ceased, and she sensed in her body that she was cured bc of her affliction.

30At once Jesus realized in Himself that power bd had gone out from Him. He turned around in the crowd be and said, “Who touched My robes?bf

31 His disciples said to Him, “You see the crowd pressing against You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’

32 So He was looking around to see who had done this. 33 Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came with fear and trembling, fell down bg before Him, and told Him the whole truth. bh 34 “Daughter,” He said to her, “your faith bi has made you well.
Or has saved you
bk Go in peace and be free
Lit healthy
bm from your affliction.

35While He was still speaking, people came from the synagogue leader’s house and said, “Your daughter is dead. Why bother the Teacher bo anymore?”

36 But when Jesus overheard what was said, He told the synagogue leader, “Don’t be afraid. bp Only believe. 37He did not let anyone accompany Him except Peter, bq James, br and John, bs James’s brother. 38They came to the leader’s house, and He saw a commotion – people weeping and wailing loudly. 39He went in and said to them, “Why are you making a commotion and weeping? bt The child bu is not dead but

40They started laughing at Him, but He put them all outside. He took the child’s father, bw mother, and those who were with Him, and entered the place where the child was. 41 Then He took the child bx by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum!
An Aram expression
(which is translated, “Little girl, I say to you, get up!bz).
42 Immediately the girl got up ca and began to walk. cb (She was 12 years old.) At this they were utterly astounded. cc 43 Then He gave them strict orders that no one should know about this cd and said that she should be given something to eat.
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