Luke 8

And after these things Jesus travelled about the cities and the villages, and proclaimed and announced the kingdom of God. And with him were his twelve disciples, and those women who were healed of infirmities and of unclean spirits, Mary called Magdalena, out of whom went seven demons, and Joanna the wife of Chusa, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, who ministered to them of their property. And when a great multitude was assembled, and people came to him from all the cities, he said, in similitudes: A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the side of the path, and was trodden upon, and a bird devoured it. And other fell upon a rock, and sprung up forthwith; but, as it lacked moisture, it dried up. And other fell among thorns, and the thorns sprung up with it, and choked it. And other fell on good and fair ground, and sprung up, and bore fruits, a hundred for one. Having said these things, he cried: He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. And his disciples asked him: what meaneth this similitude? 10 And he said to them: To you it is given, to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God; but to others, it is spoken in allegories; that, while seeing, they may not see, and while hearing, may not understand. 11 But this is the similitude: The seed is the word of God. 12 And those by the side of the path, are they that hear the word, and the enemy cometh and taketh the word out of their heart, that they may not believe and live. 13 And those upon the rock, are they who, when they hear, receive the word with joy: but they have no root in them, and their faith is temporary, and in time of temptation they are stumbled. 14 And that which fell among thorns, are those who hear the word, but are choked by cares, and by riches, and by worldly desires, and bear no fruits. 15 And that on good ground, are those who, with a humble and good heart, hear the word, and retain it, and with patience bring forth fruits. 16 No one lighteth a lamp, and covereth it with a vessel, or placeth it under a bed, but setteth it upon a light-stand, that all who come in, may see the light of it. 17 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be uncovered; nor concealed, that shall not be known and become manifest. 18 Take heed how ye hear: for to him that hath, shall be given; and from him that hath not, shall be taken even what he thinketh he hath. 19 And his mother and his brothers came to him, and they could not speak with him, because of the multitude. 20 And they say to him: Thy mother and thy brothers stand without, and wish to see thee. 21 And he answered and said: My mother and my brothers, are they who hear the word of God, and do it. 22 And on a certain day Jesus embarked and sat in a ship, he and his disciples. And he said to them; Let us pass over to the other side of the sea. 23 And while they were rowing, Jesus fell asleep. And there was a tempest of wind on the sea; and the ship was near to sinking. 24 And they came and awaked him, and said to him: Our Rabbi, our Rabbi, we are perishing! And he arose, and rebuked the winds and the agitations of the water; and they ceased, and there was a calm. 25 And he said to them: Where is your faith? And they being in awe, wondered, and said one to another: Who is this, that commandeth even the winds, and the waves, and the sea; and they obey him? 26 And they rowed on, and came to the country of the Gadarenes, which lieth over against Galilee. 27 And when he went out upon the land, there, met him a man of the city, in whom had been a demon for a long time; and he wore no clothing, and did not reside in a house, but among the tombs. 28 And when he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and said, with a loud voice: What have we to do with thee? Jesus, thou Son of the exalted God. I entreat of thee, torment me not. 29 For Jesus had commanded the unclean spirit, to come out of the man: for, of a long time he had been held captive by him; and he had been bound with chains, and held in fetters; but he had burst the bonds, and had been driven by the demon into the desert. 30 And Jesus demanded of him: What is thy name? And he said to him: Legion: because many demons had entered into him. 31 And they besought him, not to command them to depart into the abyss. 32 And there was a herd of many swine grazing on the mountain. And they besought him, that he would permit them to enter the swine. And he permitted them. 33 And the demons went out of the man, and entered the swine; and the whole herd ran to a precipice, and plunged into the sea, and were strangled. 34 And when the herdmen saw what had occurred, they fled, and told it in the cities and the villages. 35 And the men went out to see what was done. And they came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the demons had gone, now clothed, and modest, and sitting at the feet of Jesus; and they were awed. 36 And they that saw it, related to them in what manner the demoniac was cured. 37 And the whole throng of the Gadarenes requested him, that he would depart from them: for great fear had seized them. And Jesus embarked in a ship, and retired from among them. 38 And the man, from whom the demons had gone out, requested that he might remain with him. But Jesus dismissed him, and said to him: 39 Return to thy home, and relate what God hath done for thee. And he went away, and proclaimed through all the city what Jesus had done for him. 40 And when Jesus returned, a great multitude received him; for all were looking for him. 41 And a man, whose name was Jairus, a chief of the synagogue, fell down at the feet of Jesus, and besought him to enter his house; 42 for he had an only daughter, about twelve years old, and she was near dying. And as Jesus went with him, a great multitude pressed upon him. 43 And a certain woman, whose blood had flowed twelve years, and who had expended all her property among physicians, and could not be cured by any one, 44 came up behind him, and touched the border of his garment; and immediately the flow of her blood stopped. 45 And Jesus said: Who touched me? And when all denied, Simon Cephas and those with him said to him: Our Rabbi, crowds press upon thee and sayest thou, Who touched me? 46 And he said: Some one touched me; for I perceive, that energy hath gone out from me. 47 And the woman, when she saw that she had not escaped his notice, came trembling, and fell down and worshipped him. And in the presence of all the people, she declared for what cause she had touched him, and that she was instantly healed. 48 And Jesus said to her: Take courage, my daughter: Thy faith hath given thee life: Go in peace. 49 And while he was speaking, one came from the house of the chief of the synagogue, and said to him: Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the teacher. 50 And Jesus heard it, and said to the father of the maid: Fear not; believe only, and she will live. 51 And Jesus came to the house; and he suffered none to go in with him, except Simon, and James, and John, and the father and mother of the maid. 52 And all were weeping and wailing over her. And Jesus said: Weep not; for she is not dead, but sleepeth 53 And they derided him, knowing that she was dead. 54 And he put every one out, and took her by the hand, and called, and said: Maid, arise. 55 And her spirit returned, and she instantly arose. And he directed them to give her food. 56 And her parents were astonished: and he charged them to tell no one what had occurred.
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