Chapter 8Luke

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1 And it came to pass soon afterwards HE [also] went about through city and village, preaching and bringing the gospel of the kingdom of :God, and with him the twelve, 2 and certain women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary the one called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, 3 and Jōanna wife of Chuzas Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others, who were ministering to them of their :substance. 4 And when a great crowd came together, and they of every city resorted unto him, he spake by a parable: 5 The sower went forth to sow his :seed: and as he :sowed, some fell by the wayside, and was trodden under, and the birds of the heaven devoured it. 6 And other fell on the rock; and growing it withered away, because it :had no moisture. 7 And other fell amidst the thorns; and the thorns grew with it, and choked it. 8 And other fell into the good :ground, and grew, and brought forth fruit hundredfold. As he said these things, he cried, Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. 9 And his :disciples asked him what this :parable might be. 10 And he said, To you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of :God: but to the rest in parables; that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand. 11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of :God. 12 And those by the wayside are they that have heard; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word from their :heart, that they be not saved by believing. 13 And those on the rock are they who, when they have heard, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who for a season believe, and in the season of temptation fall away. 14 And what fell among the thorns, these are they that have heard, and while going on are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this :life, and bring no perfect fruit. 15 And that in the good ground, these are such as in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, hold it fast, and bring forth fruit with patience. 16 And no one when he hath lighted a lamp, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth under a bed; but putteth on a stand, that those entering in may see the light.
17 For nothing is hid, that shall not be made manifest; nor secret, that shall not be known and come to light. 18 Look out, therefore, how ye hear: for whoso hath, to him shall be given; and whoso hath not, from him shall be taken away even what he †thinketh he hath.
 
19 And his :mother came unto him and :brethren, and could not come at him for the crowd. 20 And it was reported to him, Thy :mother and thy :brethren stand without, wishing to see thee. 21 But he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these that hear the word of :God, and do it.
 
22 Now it came to pass on one of the days, both HE entered into a boat, and his disciples; and he said unto them, Let us go over to the other side of the lake: and they launched forth. 23 But as they were sailing he fell asleep: and a storm of wind came down on the lake; and they were filling with water, and were in danger. 24 And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. And he awoke, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm. 25 And he said to them, Where is your :faith? And being afraid they marveled, saying one to another, Who then is this, that he commandeth even the winds and the water, and they obey him? 26 And they sailed down to the country of the Gerasenes, which is over against :Galilee. 27 And when he was come forth upon the land, a certain man out of the city met him, who had demons; and for a long time he had worn no clothes, and abode not in any house, but in the tombs. 28 And seeing :Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, Son of the Most High :God? I beseech thee, torment me not. 29 For he was commanding the unclean :spirit to come out from the man. For many times it had seized him: and he was kept under guard, and bound with chains and fetters; and breaking the bands asunder, was driven of the demon into the deserts. 30 And :Jesus asked him, What is thy name? And he said, Legion; because many demons were entered into him. 31 And they were entreating him that he would not command them to depart into the abyss. 32 Now a herd of many swine was there, feeding on the mountain: and they entreated him that he would permit them to enter into those. And he permitted them. 33 And the demons came out from the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd rushed down the steep into the lake, and were drowned. 34 And they that fed them saw what had come to pass, and fled, and reported to the city and to the country. 35 And they went out to see what had come to pass; and they came to :Jesus, and found the man, from whom the demons were gone out, sitting, clothed and in his right mind, at the feet of :Jesus: and they were afraid. 36 And who saw it reported to them how the demoniac was delivered. 37 And the whole multitude of the country of the Gerasenes round about asked him to depart from them; for they were holden with great fear: and HE entered into a boat, and returned. 38 But the man from whom the demons were gone out prayed him that he be with him: but he sent him away, saying, 39 Return to thy :house, and declare how great things :God hath done for thee. And he went away, publishing throughout the whole city how great things :Jesus had done for him.

40 And as :Jesus :returned, the crowd welcomed him; for all were waiting for him. 41 And lo, a man came, Jairus by name, and this man was ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus’ feet, and besought him to come into his :house; 42 because he had an only begotten daughter, about twelve years old, and SHE was dying. But as he :went the crowds thronged him. 43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, who could be cured by no one, 44 came on behind, and touched the border of his :garment: and immediately the issue of her :blood stanched. 45 And :Jesus said, Who is it that touched me? And when all denied, :Peter said, Master, the crowds press thee and squeeze thee. 46 But :Jesus said, Some one did touch me; for I perceived that power had gone forth from me. 47 And the woman, seeing that she was not hid, came trembling, and falling down before him reported in the presence of all the people for what cause she touched him, and how she was healed immediately. 48 And he said to her, Daughter, thy :faith hath delivered thee; go unto peace. 49 While he yet spake, a certain one cometh from the synagogue-ruler’s house saying [that], Thy daughter is dead: trouble the Teacher no longer. 50 But :Jesus on hearing it, answered him, Fear not: only believe, and she shall be delivered. 51 And coming to the house he suffered no one to enter with him, save Peter, and John, and James, and the father of the child and the mother. 52 And all were weeping, and bewailing her: but he said, Weep not; for she is not dead, but sleeping. 53 And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. 54 But HE, taking her by the hand, called, saying, :Child, arise. 55 And her :spirit returned, and she rose immediately: and he commanded that something be given her to eat. 56 And her :parents were amazed: but he charged them to tell no one what had been done.

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