Mark 5

The Gerasene Demoniac

1 a  They came to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gerasenes. 2When He got out of b  the boat, immediately a man from the tombs c  with an unclean spirit met Him, 3and he had his dwelling among the tombs. And no one was able to bind him anymore, even with a chain; 4because he had often been bound with shackles and chains, and the chains had been torn apart by him and the shackles broken in pieces, and no one was strong enough to subdue him. 5Constantly, night and day, he was screaming among the tombs and in the mountains, and gashing himself with stones. 6Seeing Jesus from a distance, he ran up and bowed down before Him; 7and shouting with a loud voice, he said
Lit What to me and to you (a Heb idiom)
,
e  What business do we have with each other, Jesus f  Son of g  the Most High God? I implore You by God, do not torment me!”
8For He had been saying to him, Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!” 9And He was asking him, What is your name?” And he said to Him, “My name is h  Legion; for we are many.” 10And he began to implore Him earnestly not to send them out of the country. 11Now there was a large herd of swine feeding
Lit there
nearby on the mountain.
12The demons implored Him, saying, “Send us into the swine so that we may enter them.” 13Jesus gave them permission. And coming out, the unclean spirits entered the swine; and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea, about two thousand of them; and they were drowned in the sea.

14Their herdsmen ran away and reported it in the city and in the country. And the people came to see what it was that had happened. 15They came to Jesus and observed the man who had been j  demon-possessed sitting down k  clothed and l  in his right mind, the very man who had had the m  legion”; and they became frightened. 16Those who had seen it described to them how it had happened to the n  demon-possessed man, and all about the swine. 17And they began to o  implore Him to leave their region. 18 p  As He was getting into the boat, the man who had been q  demon-possessed was imploring Him that he might
Lit be with Him
accompany Him.
19And He did not let him, but He said to him, s  Go home to your people and report to them
Or everything that
what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He had mercy on you.”
20And he went away and began to u  proclaim in v  Decapolis
Or everything that
what great things Jesus had done for him; and everyone was amazed.

Miracles and Healing

21 x  When Jesus had crossed over again in y  the boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around Him; and so He
Lit was
stayed aa  by the seashore.
22 ab  One of ac  the synagogue
Or rulers
officials named Jairus came up, and on seeing Him, fell at His feet
23and implored Him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death; please come and ae  lay Your hands on her, so that she will
Lit be saved
get well and live.”
24And He went off with him; and a large crowd was following Him and pressing in on Him.

25A woman who had had a hemorrhage for twelve years, 26and had endured much at the hands of many physicians, and had spent all that she had and was not helped at all, but rather had grown worse 27after hearing about Jesus, she came up in the crowd behind Him and touched His
Or outer garment
cloak.
28For she
Lit was saying
thought, “If I just touch His garments, I will
Lit be saved
get well.”
29Immediately the flow of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her aj  affliction. 30Immediately Jesus, perceiving in Himself that ak  the power proceeding from Him had gone forth, turned around in the crowd and said, Who touched My garments?” 31And His disciples said to Him, “You see the crowd pressing in on You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’” 32And He looked around to see the woman who had done this. 33But the woman fearing and trembling, aware of what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth. 34And He said to her, Daughter, al  your faith has
Lit saved you
made you well; an  go in peace and be healed of your ao  affliction.”

35While He was still speaking, they came from the house of the ap  synagogue official, saying, “Your daughter has died; why trouble the Teacher anymore?” 36But Jesus, overhearing what was being spoken, said to the aq  synagogue official, ar  Do not be afraid any longer, only
Or keep on believing
believe.”
37And He allowed no one to accompany Him, except at  Peter and
Or Jacob; James is the Eng form of Jacob
James and John the brother of
Or Jacob; James is the Eng form of Jacob
James.
38They came to the house of the aw  synagogue official; and He saw a commotion, and people loudly weeping and wailing. 39And entering in, He said to them, Why make a commotion and weep? The child has not died, but is asleep.” 40They began laughing at Him. But putting them all out, He took along the child’s father and mother and His own companions, and entered the room where the child was. 41Taking the child by the hand, He said to her, Talitha kum!” (which translated means, Little girl, ax  I say to you, get up!”). 42Immediately the girl got up and began to walk, for she was twelve years old. And immediately they were completely astounded. 43And He ay  gave them strict orders that no one should know about this, and He said that something should be given her to eat.
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