Mark 5
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Jesus Saves a Man with Many Demons

1Then they came to the other side of the sea, into the region of the Gerasenes. 2And when He got out of the boat, immediately a man from the tombs with an unclean spirit met Him, 3who had his dwelling among the tombs. And no one was able to bind him anymore, even with a chain; 4because he had often been bound with shackles and chains, and the chains had been torn apart by him and the shackles broken in pieces, and no one was strong enough to subdue him. 5And constantly, night and day, among the tombs and in the mountains, he was screaming and gashing himself with stones. 6And seeing Jesus from a distance, he ran up and bowed down before Him; 7and crying out with a loud voice, he said, “[†]What do I have to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I implore You by God, do not torment me!” 8For He had been saying to him, “Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!” 9And He was asking him, “What is your name?” And he said to Him, “My name is Legion; for we are many.” 10And he began pleading with Him earnestly not to send them out of the region. 11Now there was a large herd of swine feeding [†]nearby on the mountain. 12And the demons pleaded with Him, saying, “Send us into the swine so that we may enter them.” 13And Jesus gave them permission. And coming out, the unclean spirits entered the swine; and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea, about two thousand of them; and they were drowned in the sea.

14And their herdsmen ran away and reported it in the city and in the countryside. And the people came to see what it was that had happened. 15And they came to Jesus and observed the demon-possessed man sitting down, clothed and in his right mind, the very man who had the “legion”; and they became frightened. 16And those who had seen it recounted to them how this had happened to the demon-possessed man, and all about the swine. 17And they began to plead with Him to leave their region. 18And as He was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed was pleading with Him that he might [†]accompany Him. 19And He did not let him, but He said to him, “Go home to your people and report to them [†]what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He had mercy on you.” 20And he went away and began to preach in the Decapolis [†]what great things Jesus had done for him; and everyone was marveling.

Jesus Heals a Woman and Jairus’ Daughter

21And when Jesus had crossed over again in the boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around Him; and so He [†]stayed by the seashore. 22And one of the synagogue [†]officials named Jairus came up, and on seeing Him, fell at His feet 23and pleaded with Him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death; please come, that by coming, You may lay Your hands on her, so that she will [†]be saved and live.” 24And He went off with him; and a large crowd was following Him and pressing in on Him.

25And a woman—who had a hemorrhage for twelve years 26and had endured much at the hands of many physicians, and had spent all that she had and was not helped at all, but rather had grown worse— 27after hearing about Jesus, she came up in the crowd behind Him and touched His garment. 28For she was saying, “If I just touch His garments, I will [†]be saved from this.” 29And immediately the flow of her blood was dried up; and she knew within her body that she had been healed of her affliction. 30And immediately Jesus, perceiving in Himself that the power proceeding from Him had gone forth, turned around in the crowd and was saying, “Who touched My garments?” 31And His disciples were saying to Him, “You see the crowd pressing in on You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’” 32And He was looking around to see the woman who had done this. 33But the woman fearing and trembling, aware of what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth. 34And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has [†]saved you; go in peace and be healed of your affliction.”

35While He was still speaking, they came from the house of the synagogue official, saying, “Your daughter has died; why trouble the Teacher anymore?” 36But Jesus, overhearing what had been spoken, said to the synagogue official, “Do not be afraid, only [†]believe.” 37And He allowed no one to accompany Him, except Peter and James and John the brother of James. 38And they came to the house of the synagogue official; and He saw a commotion, and people loudly crying and wailing. 39And entering in, He said to them, “Why are you making a commotion and crying? The child has not died, but is asleep.” 40And they began laughing at Him. But putting them all out, He took along the child’s father and mother and His own companions, and entered the room where the child was. 41And taking the child by the hand, He said to her, “Talitha kum!” (which translated means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise!”). 42And immediately the little girl stood up and began to walk, for she was twelve years old. And immediately they were completely astounded. 43And He gave them strict orders that no one should know about this, and He said that some food should be given to her to eat.

7 Lit What to me and to you (a Heb idiom)
11 Lit there
18 Lit be with Him
19 Or everything that
20 Or everything that
21 Lit was
22 Or rulers
23 Or get well
28 Or get well
34 Or made you well
36 Or keep on believing

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