5 1THEY CAME to the other side of the sea to the region of the Gerasenes. 2And as soon as He got out of the boat, there met Him out of the tombs a man [under the power] of an unclean spirit. 3This man [Q]continually lived among the tombs, and no one could subdue him any more, even with a chain; 4For he had been bound often with shackles for the feet and [R]handcuffs, but the handcuffs of [light] chains he wrenched apart, and the shackles he rubbed and ground together and broke in pieces; and no one had strength enough to restrain or tame him. 5Night and day among the tombs and on the mountains he was always [S]shrieking and screaming and [T]beating and bruising and [U]cutting himself with stones. 6And when from a distance he saw Jesus, he ran and fell on his knees before Him in homage, 7And crying out with a loud voice, he said, What have You to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? [What is there in common between us?] I [V]solemnly implore you by God, do not begin to torment me! 8For Jesus was commanding, Come out of the man, you unclean spirit! 9And He asked him, What is your name? He replied, My name is Legion, for we are many. 10And he kept begging Him urgently not to send them [himself and the other demons] away out of that region. 11Now a great herd of hogs was grazing there on the hillside. 12And the demons begged Him, saying, Send us to the hogs, that we may go into them! 13So He gave them permission. And the unclean spirits came out [of the man] and entered into the hogs; and the herd, numbering about 2,000, rushed headlong down the steep slope into the sea and were drowned in the sea. 14The hog feeders ran away, and told [it] in the town and in the country. And [the people] came to see what it was that had taken place. 15And they came to Jesus and looked intently and searchingly at the man who had been a demoniac, sitting there, clothed and in his right mind, [the same man] who had had the legion [of demons]; and they were [W]seized with alarm and struck with fear. 16And those who had seen it related in full what had happened to the man possessed by demons and to the hogs. 17And they began to beg [Jesus] to leave their neighborhood. 18And when He had stepped into the boat, the man who had been controlled by the unclean spirits kept begging Him that he might be with Him. 19But Jesus refused to permit him, but said to him, Go home to your own [family and relatives and friends] and bring back word to them of how much the Lord has done for you, and [how He has] had sympathy for you and mercy on you. 20And he departed and began to publicly proclaim in Decapolis [the region of the ten cities] how much Jesus had done for him, and all the people were astonished and marveled. 21And when Jesus had recrossed in the boat to the other side, a great throng gathered about Him, and He was at the lakeshore. 22Then one of the rulers of the synagogue came up, Jairus by name; and seeing Him, he prostrated himself at His feet 23And begged Him earnestly, saying, My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay Your hands on her, so that she may be healed and live. 24And Jesus went with him; and a great crowd kept following Him and pressed Him [X]from all sides [so as almost to suffocate Him]. 25And there was a woman who had had a flow of blood for twelve years, 26And who had endured much [Y]suffering under [the hands of] many physicians and had spent all that she had, and was no better but instead grew worse. 27She had heard the reports concerning Jesus, and she came up behind Him in the throng and touched His garment, 28For she kept saying, If I only touch His garments, I shall be restored to health. 29And immediately her flow of blood was dried up at the source, and [[Z]suddenly] she felt in her body that she was healed of her [[A]distressing] ailment. 30And Jesus, recognizing in Himself that the power proceeding from Him had gone forth, turned around immediately in the crowd and said, Who touched My clothes? 31And the disciples kept saying to Him, You see the crowd pressing hard around You [B]from all sides, and You ask, Who touched Me? 32Still He kept looking around to see her who had done it. 33But the woman, knowing what had been done for her, though alarmed and frightened and trembling, fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth. 34And He said to her, Daughter, your faith (your [C]trust and confidence in Me, springing from faith in God) has restored you to health. Go in [D](into) peace and be continually healed and freed from your [[E]distressing bodily] disease. 35While He was still speaking, there came some from the ruler’s house, who said [to Jairus], Your daughter has died. Why bother and distress the Teacher any further? 36[F]Overhearing but ignoring what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, Do not be seized with alarm and struck with fear; only keep on believing. 37And He permitted no one to accompany Him except Peter and James and John the brother of James. 38When they arrived at the house of the ruler of the synagogue, He [G]looked [carefully and with understanding] at [the] tumult and the people weeping and wailing loudly. 39And when He had gone in, He said to them, Why do you make an uproar and weep? The little girl is not dead but is sleeping. 40And they laughed and [H]jeered at Him. But He put them all out, and, taking the child’s father and mother and those who were with Him, He went in where the little girl was lying. 41Gripping her [firmly] by the hand, He said to her, Talitha cumi--which translated is, Little girl, I say to you, arise [[I]from the sleep of death]! 42And instantly the girl got up and started walking around--for she was twelve years old. And they were utterly astonished and overcome with amazement. 43And He strictly commanded and warned them that no one should know this, and He [[J]expressly] told them to give her [something] to eat.
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