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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
MARK

CHAPTER 5

2. Casting Out a Legion of Demons
5:1-20


1 1And they came to the other aside of the sea, into the region of the bGerasenes.

2 And when He came out of the boat, aimmediately, from out of the tombs, a man with an bunclean spirit met Him,

3 Who had his dwelling among the 1tombs. And no one could bind him any longer, not even with a chain,

4 Because he had often been bound with shackles and chains, and the chains had been torn apart by him, and the shackles smashed, and no one was strong enough to subdue him.

5 And continually night and day, among the tombs and in the mountains, he cried out and gashed himself with stones.

6 And when he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and aworshipped Him,

7 And crying out with a aloud voice, 1he said, 2What do I have to do bwith You, Jesus, Son of the cMost High God? I dadjure You by God, do not torment me!

8 For He had said to him, Come out of the man, unclean 1spirit.

9 And He questioned him, What is your name? And he said to Him, aLegion is my name, because we are many.

10 And he entreated Him much not to send them out of the region.

11 Now there on the mountainside was a great herd of hogs feeding.

12 And 1they entreated Him, saying, Send us to the hogs, so that we may enter into them.

13 And 1He gave them permission. And the unclean spirits came out and entered into the hogs, and the herd, about two thousand, rushed down the steep slope into the sea, and they were drowned in the sea.

14 And those who were feeding them fled and reported it in the city and in the countryside. And they came to see what had happened.

15 And they came to Jesus and saw the demon possessed man sitting down, clothed, and sane, the man who had had the alegion, and they became frightened.

16 And those who had seen it related to them how it had happened to the demon possessed man and concerning the hogs.

17 And they began to entreat Him to adepart from their borders.

18 And as He got into the boat, the man who had been demon possessed begged Him that he might stay with Him.

19 And He did not allow him, but said to him, Go to your house, to your own people, and report to them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He has had mercy on you.

20 And he departed and began to proclaim in 1aDecapolis what great things Jesus had done for him, and all marveled.


3. Healing the Woman with a Flow of Blood
and Raising Up a Dead Girl
5:21-43

21 And when Jesus had acrossed over again in the boat to the other bside, a great crowd gathered to Him, and He was beside the sea.

22 1And aone of the brulers of the synagogue came, Jairus by name, and seeing Him, fell at His feet;

23 And he entreated Him much, saying, My little daughter is at the point of death. Please come and alay Your hands on her that she may be 1healed and live.

24 And He went with him, and a great crowd followed Him and apressed upon Him.

25 And a 1woman was there, who had a aflow of blood for btwelve years.

26 She had suffered much under many physicians and had spent everything she had and had not benefited at all, but rather became worse.

27 When she heard the things concerning Jesus, she came up in the crowd behind Him and atouched His garment,

28 For she said, If I touch even His garments, I will be 1healed.

29 And aimmediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she knew in her body that she was cured of the baffliction.

30 And immediately Jesus, realizing in Himself that 1apower had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, Who btouched My garments?

31 And His disciples said to Him, You see the crowd 1apressing upon You and You say, Who touched Me?

32 And He looked around to see her who had done this.

33 But the woman, 1frightened and trembling, knew what had happened to her, and she came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth.

34 And He said to her, 1Daughter, your afaith has 2healed you. Go 3in bpeace and be 4well from your affliction.

35 While He was still speaking, some came from the house of the aruler of the synagogue, saying, Your daughter has died. Why bbother the Teacher any longer?

36 But Jesus, 1overhearing the word spoken, said to the ruler of the synagogue, Do not be afraid -- only believe.

37 And He did not allow anyone to accompany Him except aPeter and James and bJohn the brother of James.

38 And they came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and He saw a commotion and people weeping and wailing greatly.

39 And He entered in and said to them, Why do you make a commotion and weep? The child has not died but is asleeping.

40 And they laughed scornfully at Him. But He, aputting them all out, took the father of the child and the mother and those with Him and went in to where the child was.

41 And He atook hold of the child's hand and said to her, 1Talitha koum! which being interpreted is, Little girl, to you I say, bArise!

42 And aimmediately the little girl rose up and walked about, for she was btwelve years old. And immediately, they were camazed with great amazement.

43 And He strongly commanded them that 1ano one should know about this, and told them to give her something to eat.