Luke 8

And it came to pass afterwards that He went through every city and village, preaching and declaring the good tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with Him; and some women that had been cured of evil spirits and other infirmities, as Mary Magdalene, out of whom were cast seven demons, and Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, who assisted Him with their substance. And when a great multitude was gathered together, of those that came to Him out of every city, He spake a parable saying, A sower went out to sow his seed, and as he was sowing, some fell by the way-side, and was trodden down, and the birds of the air devoured it. And some fell upon stony ground, and as soon as it sprung up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it. But some fell on good ground, and sprang up and yielded fruit an hundred-fold. And as He said these things He cried out, "He that hath ears to hear, let him hear." And his disciples asked Him, what might be the meaning of this parable. 10 And He said, To you it is granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but I speak to others in parables, that in seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand. 11 Now this is the meaning of the parable, The seed is the word of God: 12 and those by the way-side, are such as hear indeed; but then the devil cometh and taketh away the word from their hearts, least they should believe and be saved. 13 And those on stony-ground are such as when they hear, receive the word with joy; but have no root, and so believe only for a while, and in the time of trial fall away. 14 And that which fell among thorns, are those who when they have heard the word go away and are choked with the cares and riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to perfection. 15 But that on the good ground, are those who having heard the word, retain it in a good and honest heart, and bring forth fruit with patience. 16 No man when he hath lighted a candle covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a couch; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they who come in may see the light. 17 (For there is nothing secret, that shall not be made manifest: nor any thing concealed, which shall not be made known and come to light.) 18 Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever improveth what he hath, to him shall more be given; and whosoever hath not, even what he seemeth to have shall be taken from him. 19 Now his mother and his brethren came to Him, and could not come at Him for the croud: 20 and it was told Him, Thy mother and thy brethren stand without desiring to see thee. 21 And He answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these that hear the word of God and do it. 22 And it came to pass on one of the days that He went into a ship, Himself and his disciples, and He said to them, Let us go over to the other side of the lake. 23 And they launched forth: but as they were failing, He fell asleep: and a storm of wind came down upon the lake, and they were filled with water, and were in great danger. 24 And they came to Him and awoke Him, saying, Master, master, we are perishing. Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and the raging of the water, and they ceased, and there was a calm. 25 And He said unto them, Where is your faith? But they were struck with awe and amazement, and said one to another, who is this? for He commandeth even the winds and the sea, and they obey Him. 26 And they sailed to the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee. 27 And when He was landed, there met Him a man out of the city, who had been possessed by demons a long while, and wore no clothes, and abode in no dwelling but the tombs. 28 But when he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down to Him, and said with a loud voice, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I beseech thee, do not torment me. 29 (For He commanded the impure spirit to come out of the man; which had oftentimes seized him so violently, that tho' he was bound with chains and fetters, yet he broke the bands asunder, and was driven by the demon into those lonely places.) 30 And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? and he said, Legion: because many demons were entred into him. 31 And they besought Him that He would not command them to go into the abyss: 32 but as there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain, they intreated Him that He would suffer them to enter into them, and He permitted them. 33 So the demons went out of the man and entred into the swine: and the herd ran violently down the hill into the lake and were drowned. 34 And when those that looked after them saw what was done they fled; and went and told it in city and country: 35 and the people went out to see what was done, and came to Jesus; and found the man, from whom the demons were gone out, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind: 36 and they were afraid, for those that saw it told them how the demoniac was healed. 37 And all the people of the country round about the Gadarenes desired Him to depart from them; for they were seized with great fear: and He went into the ship and returned. 38 Now the man from whom the demons were gone out, prayed Him to let him be with Him: but Jesus sent him away, 39 saying, Return home, and relate what God hath done for thee. So he went away publishing through the whole city what great things Jesus had done to him. 40 And when Jesus returned, a great multitude of people received Him; for they were all waiting for Him. 41 And behold there came a man whose name was Jairus, a ruler of the synagogue, and he fell at the feet of Jesus, and intreated Him to come into his house: 42 for he had an only daughter, about twelve years old, and she was dying. (But as He was going, the people crouded Him: 43 and a woman who had been in a flux twelve years, and had spent her whole livelyhood upon physicians, 44 but could not be healed by any, came close behind Him and touched the hem of his garment, and immediately her flux was stopt. 45 And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied it, Peter, and those that were with him, said, Sir, the multitudes throng and press thee, and dost thou ask, Who was it that touched me? 46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive a peculiar virtue is gone out of me. 47 And when the woman saw that she was not concealed, she came trembling, and fell down to Him, and declared before all the people, for what reason she had touched Him, and how she was healed immediately. 48 And He said unto her, Daughter, be comforted, thy faith has healed thee, go in peace.) 49 While He was yet speaking, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue's, and said to Him, Thy daughter is dead, trouble not the Master. 50 But Jesus hearing it, answered saying, Fear not, only believe, and she shall be recovered. 51 And when He came to the house, He suffered none to go in but Peter, and James, and John, and the father and mother of the child. 52 And they were all weeping and bewailing her: but He said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth. 53 And they laughed at Him, knowing that she was dead. 54 But He turned them all out, and taking hold of her hand, called to her, saying, Child, arise. 55 And her spirit returned, and immediately she stood up: and He ordered something to be given her to eat. 56 And her parents were exceedingly astonished: but He charged them to tell no one what was done.
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