E. The Move of the Gospel Service
1. Calming the Wind and the Sea
35 And He said to them on that day when evening had fallen, Let us ago over to the other side.
36 1And leaving the crowd, they took Him along, just as He was, in the aboat; and other boats were with Him.
37 And there arose a great awindstorm, and the waves beat into the bboat, so that the boat was already beginning to fill up.
38 And He was in the stern, 1sleeping on the cushion. And they woke Him and said to Him, Teacher, does it not matter to You that we are perishing?
39 And having awoken, He 1arebuked the wind and said to the sea, Be silent! Be still! And the wind bceased and there was a cgreat calm.
40 And He said to them, Why are you acowardly in this way? How is it that you do not have bfaith?
41 And they became greatly frightened and said to one another, Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea 1aobey Him?
2. Casting Out a Legion of Demons
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
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.
4. Being Despised by Men
1 And He went out from there and acame into His own country, and His disciples followed Him.
2 And when the Sabbath had come, He began to 1teach in the asynagogue; and many hearing were bastounded, saying, Where did this man get these things? And what is this wisdom given to this man, and how is it that such works of power take place through His hands?
3 Is not this the 1carpenter, the son of Mary, and abrother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us? And they were bstumbled in Him.
4 And Jesus said to them, A aprophet is not without honor except in his own country and among his own relatives and in his own house.
5 And He could 1not do any work of power there, except to alay His hands upon a few of the sick and 2heal them.
6 And He amarveled because of their unbelief; and He went around the bvillages in a circuit, teaching.
5. Sending the Disciples
7 And He acalled the twelve to Him and began to send them out two by two and gave them 1bauthority over the unclean spirits;
8 And He charged them not to atake anything for the journey except only a staff: 1no bread, no bag, no money in their belt;
9 But to have sandals tied on; and said, Do not put on two 1tunics.
10 And He said to them, Wherever you enter into a house, there remain until you 1depart from that place.
11 And whatever place does not receive you nor hear you, as you go out from there, ashake off the dust under your feet for a testimony 1against them.
12 And they went forth and 1aproclaimed that men should brepent,
13 And they 1cast out many demons and aanointed many of the sick with oil and healed them.
6. The Martyrdom of the Forerunner
14 And King Herod aheard of it, for His name had become known, and they said, bJohn the baptizer has been raised from the dead, and because of this these works of power 1are operating through him.
15 But others said, He is aElijah; and others said, He is a bprophet, like one of the prophets.
16 But Herod, hearing of it, said, He whom I abeheaded, John, this one was raised!
17 For Herod himself had sent men and seized John and bound him in aprison on account of bHerodias, the wife of Philip his brother, because he had married her.
18 For John had been saying to Herod, It is not lawful for you to have the wife of your abrother.
19 Thus, Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to kill him and could not,
20 For Herod feared aJohn, knowing that he was a brighteous and holy man, and kept him safe. And when he heard him, he was very perplexed yet cheard him gladly.
21 And an opportune day came, when Herod on his abirthday made a bbanquet for his courtiers and the commanders and the leading men of Galilee.
22 And when the daughter of Herodias herself entered and danced, she pleased Herod and those reclining at table with him. The king said to the girl, Ask of me whatever you want, and I will give it to you.
23 And he swore to her earnestly, Whatever you ask of me, I will give to you, up to ahalf of my kingdom.
24 And she went out and said to her mother, What should I ask for? And she said, The head of John the baptizer.
25 And coming in aimmediately with haste to the king, she asked, saying, I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter.
26 And the king was very grieved, yet because of the oaths and those reclining at table, he did not want to refuse her.
27 And aimmediately the king sent a guard and ordered him to bring his head. And he went out and 1bbeheaded him in the prison,
28 And brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl, and the girl gave it to her mother.
29 And when his adisciples heard about it, they came and took his corpse and put it in a tomb.
7. Feeding the Five Thousand
30 And the aapostles gathered together to Jesus and breported to Him all that they did and all that they taught.
31 And He said to them, Come by yourselves privately to a adeserted place and rest a while. For there were many coming and going, and they did 1not even have opportunity to beat.
32 1And they awent away in the boat to a deserted place privately.
33 And many saw them going away and arecognized them, and they ran together there on foot from all the cities and got there before them.
34 And getting out, He saw a great crowd, and He was 1moved with acompassion for them because they were like sheep not having a shepherd, and He began to teach them many things.
35 And when the hour had already become late, His disciples came to Him and said, This place is deserted, and the hour is already late;
36 aSend them away so that they may go into the surrounding fields and villages and buy for themselves something to eat.
37 But He answered and said to them, You agive them something to eat. And they said to Him, Shall we go away and buy two hundred 1denarii worth of bread and give it to them to eat?
38 And He said to them, aHow many loaves do you have? Go and see. And when they found out, they said, Five, and two fish.
39 And He ordered them to have all recline 1by companies on the green grass.
40 And they sat down 1in groups, by hundreds and by fifties.
41 And He took the five loaves and the two fish and, alooking up to heaven, He bblessed and broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before them; and the two fish He divided among all.
42 And they all ate and were satisfied.
43 And they took up 1twelve full handbaskets of the broken pieces of bread and of the fish.
44 And those who had eaten the loaves were five thousand men.
8. Walking on the Sea
45 1And aimmediately He bcompelled His disciples to step into the boat and cgo before to the other side, toward dBethsaida, while He sent the crowd away.
46 And after He said farewell to them, He went away to the amountain to 1bpray.
47 And when evening fell, the aboat was in the midst of the sea and He was alone on the land.
48 And seeing them distressed as they rowed, for the wind was contrary to them, He came toward them about the fourth watch of the night, 1walking on the sea, and He intended to pass by them.
49 But when they saw Him walking on the sea, they thought that it was a ghost, and they cried out,
50 For they all saw Him and were astartled. But bimmediately He spoke with them and said to them, Take ccourage. 1It is I. Do not be dafraid.
51 And He went up unto them into the boat, and the wind aceased. And they were greatly bastonished in themselves beyond measure,