Chapter 5Mark

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1 And they came to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gerasenes. 2 And when he was come out of the boat, straightway there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, 3 who had his :dwelling in the tombs: and no one could anymore bind him, no, not with a chain; 4 because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been rent asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: and no one had strength to tame him. 5 And always, night and day, in the tombs and in the mountains, he was crying out, and cutting himself with stones. 6 And seeing :Jesus from afar, he ran and worshiped him; 7 and crying out with a loud voice, saith, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, Son of the Most High :God? I adjure thee by :God, torment me not. 8 For he said to him, Come forth, :unclean :spirit, out of the man. 9 And he asked him, What is thy name? And he saith to him, My name is Legion; for we are many. 10 And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country. 11 Now there on the mountainside a great herd of swine was feeding. 12 And they besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them. 13 And he gave them leave. And the unclean :spirits came out, and entered into the swine: and the herd rushed down the steep into the sea, about two thousand; and they were †drowned in the sea. 14 And they that fed them fled, and reported it in the city, and in the country. And they came to see what it was that had come to pass. 15 And they come unto :Jesus, and behold the demoniac sitting, clothed and in his right mind, him that had the legion: and they were afraid. 16 And they that saw it rehearsed to them how it befell the demoniac, and concerning the swine. 17 And they began to beseech him to depart from their :borders. 18 And as he was entering into the boat, the †whilom demoniac besought him that he might be with him. 19 And he suffered him not, but saith to him, Go to thy :house unto thine own and report to them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and he had mercy on thee. 20 And he went away, and began to publish in :Decapolis how great things :Jesus had done for him: and all marveled.

21 And when :Jesus had crossed over again in the boat unto the other side, a great crowd was gathered unto him; and he was by the sea. 22 And one of the synagogue-rulers cometh, Jairus by name; and seeing him, falleth at his :feet, 23 and beseecheth him much, saying, My little :daughter is at death’s point: I pray that thou come and lay :hands on her, that she be made whole, and live. 24 And he went with him; and a great crowd followed him, and they thronged him. 25 And a woman, who had an issue of blood twelve years, 26 and had suffered many things of many healers, and had spent :all she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, 27 having heard the things concerning :Jesus, came in the crowd behind, and touched his :garment. 28 For she said [that], If I touch but his :garments, I shall be made whole. 29 And straightway the fountain of her :blood was dried up; and she knew in her :body that she was healed of the scourge. 30 And straightway :Jesus, perceiving in himself that the power proceeding from him had gone forth, turned him about in the crowd, and said, Who touched my :garments? 31 And his :disciples said to him, Thou seest the crowd thronging thee, and sayest, Who touched me? 32 And he looked round about to see her that had done this. 33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what had been done to her, came and fell down before him, and told him the whole truth. 34 And he said to her, Daughter, thy :faith hath made thee whole; go unto peace, and be whole of thy :scourge. 35 While he was yet speaking, they come from the synagogueruler’s house, saying [that] Thy :daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Teacher any further? 36 But :Jesus, overhearing the word spoken, saith to the synagogue-ruler, Fear not, only believe. 37 And he suffered no man to follow with him, save :Peter, and James, and John the brother of James. 38 And they come to the house of the synagogue-ruler; and he beholdeth a tumult, and many weeping and wailing greatly. 39 And when he entered in, he saith to them, Why make ye a tumult, and weep? the child is not dead, but sleepeth. 40 And they laughed him to scorn. But he, having put all forth, taketh the father of the child and the mother and those with him, and goeth in where the child was. 41 And taking the child by the hand, he saith to her, Talitha Koum; which, being interpreted, is Damsel, I say to thee, Arise. 42 And straightway the damsel rose up, and walked; for she was twelve years old. And they were amazed straightway with great amazement. 43 And he charged them much that no one should know this: and he spake that something be given her to eat.

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