1They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes.2When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him.3This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain.4For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him.5Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.6When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him.7He shouted at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In God’s name don’t torture me!”8For Jesus had said to him, “Come out of this man, you impure spirit!”9Then Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” “My name is Legion,” he replied, “for we are many.”10And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area.11A large herd of pigs was feeding on the nearby hillside.12The demons begged Jesus, “Send us among the pigs; allow us to go into them.”13He gave them permission, and the impure spirits came out and went into the pigs. The herd, about two thousand in number, rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned.14Those tending the pigs ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, and the people went out to see what had happened.15When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.16Those who had seen it told the people what had happened to the demon-possessed man—and told about the pigs as well.17Then the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region.18As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him.19Jesus did not let him, but said, “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.”20So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him. And all the people were amazed.
Jesus Raises a Dead Girl and Heals a Sick Woman
21When Jesus had again crossed over by boat to the other side of the lake, a large crowd gathered around him while he was by the lake.22Then one of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet.23He pleaded earnestly with him, “My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live.”24So Jesus went with him. A large crowd followed and pressed around him.25And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years.26She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse.27When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak,28because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.”29Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering.30At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my clothes?”31“You see the people crowding against you,” his disciples answered, “and yet you can ask, ‘Who touched me?’ ”32But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it.33Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth.34He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”35While Jesus was still speaking, some people came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead,” they said. “Why bother the teacher anymore?”36Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”37He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James.38When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly.39He went in and said to them, “Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep.”40But they laughed at him. After he put them all out, he took the child’s father and mother and the disciples who were with him, and went in where the child was.41He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum!” (which means “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”).42Immediately the girl stood up and began to walk around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished.43He gave strict orders not to let anyone know about this, and told them to give her something to eat.
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Jesus Heals a Man with a Demon
1They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes. (Mt 8:28; Lu 8:26)2And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit.3He lived among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain, (Re 18:2)4for he had often been bound with shackles and chains, but he wrenched the chains apart, and he broke the shackles in pieces. No one had the strength to subdue him.5Night and day among the tombs and on the mountains he was always crying out and cutting himself with stones.6And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and fell down before him. (Mt 8:2)7And crying out with a loud voice, he said, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment me.” (Ge 14:18; Nu 24:16; Ps 57:2; Da 3:26; Mt 4:3; Mt 4:6; Mt 14:33; Mt 26:63; Mr 1:26; Lu 1:32; Lu 6:35; Ac 8:7; Ac 16:17; Ac 19:13; Jas 2:19)8For he was saying to him, “Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!”9And Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” He replied, “My name is Legion, for we are many.” (Mt 26:53)10And he begged him earnestly not to send them out of the country.11Now a great herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside,12and they begged him, saying, “Send us to the pigs; let us enter them.”13So he gave them permission. And the unclean spirits came out and entered the pigs; and the herd, numbering about two thousand, rushed down the steep bank into the sea and drowned in the sea.14The herdsmen fled and told it in the city and in the country. And people came to see what it was that had happened.15And they came to Jesus and saw the demon-possessed man, the one who had had the legion, sitting there, clothed and in his right mind, and they were afraid. (Mr 5:9; Lu 8:27)16And those who had seen it described to them what had happened to the demon-possessed man and to the pigs.17And they began to beg Jesus to depart from their region. (Lu 5:8; Ac 16:39)18As he was getting into the boat, the man who had been possessed with demons begged him that he might be with him.19And he did not permit him but said to him, “Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” (Ps 66:16; Mr 1:44)20And he went away and began to proclaim in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him, and everyone marveled. (Mt 4:25; Mr 7:31)
Jesus Heals a Woman and Jairus’s Daughter
21And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered about him, and he was beside the sea.22Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing him, he fell at his feet (Mt 9:18; Lu 8:41; Lu 13:14; Ac 13:15; Ac 18:8; Ac 18:17)23and implored him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well and live.” (Mt 9:18; Mr 6:5; Mr 7:32; Mr 8:23; Mr 8:25; Mr 16:18; Lu 4:40; Lu 13:13; Ac 9:12; Ac 9:17; Ac 28:8)24And he went with him. And a great crowd followed him and thronged about him. (Mr 3:9; Mr 5:31)25And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, (Le 15:25)26and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse.27She had heard the reports about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his garment.28For she said, “If I touch even his garments, I will be made well.”29And immediately the flow of blood dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. (Mt 15:28; Mt 17:18; Mr 3:10)30And Jesus, perceiving in himself that power had gone out from him, immediately turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my garments?” (Lu 5:17; Lu 6:19; Lu 8:46; Ac 10:38)31And his disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing around you, and yet you say, ‘Who touched me?’”32And he looked around to see who had done it.33But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling and fell down before him and told him the whole truth.34And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.” (Mr 5:29; Lu 7:50)35While he was still speaking, there came from the ruler’s house some who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?” (Mr 5:22; Lu 7:6; Joh 11:28)36But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.” (Mr 5:35)37And he allowed no one to follow him except Peter and James and John the brother of James. (Mr 3:17; Mr 9:2; Mr 14:33)38They came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and Jesus saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly.39And when he had entered, he said to them, “Why are you making a commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but sleeping.” (Joh 11:4; Joh 11:11; Ac 20:10)40And they laughed at him. But he put them all outside and took the child’s father and mother and those who were with him and went in where the child was. (Ac 9:40)41Taking her by the hand he said to her, “Talitha cumi,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.” (Mt 11:5; Mr 1:31; Lu 7:14; Lu 7:22; Joh 11:43)42And immediately the girl got up and began walking (for she was twelve years of age), and they were immediately overcome with amazement.43And he strictly charged them that no one should know this, and told them to give her something to eat. (Mt 8:4; Mr 9:9)