1 aThey came to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gerasenes.
2 When He got out of athe boat, immediately a man from the tombs bwith an unclean spirit met Him,
3 and he had his dwelling among the tombs. And no one was able to bind him anymore, 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 broken in pieces, and no one was strong enough to subdue him.
5 Constantly, night and day, he was screaming among the tombs and in the mountains, and gashing himself with stones.
6 Seeing Jesus from a distance, he ran up and bowed down before Him;
7 and shouting with a loud voice, he * said, “1aWhat business do we have with each other, Jesus, bSon of cthe Most High God? I implore You by God, do not torment me!”
8 For He had been saying to him, “Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!”
9 And He was asking him, “What is your name?” And he * said to Him, “My name is aLegion; for we are many.”
10 And he began to implore Him earnestly not to send them out of the country.
11 Now there was a large herd of swine feeding 1nearby on the mountain.
12 The demons implored Him, saying, “Send us into the swine so that we may enter them.”
13 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.
14 Their herdsmen ran away and reported it in the city and in the country. And the people came to see what it was that had happened.
15 They * came to Jesus and * observed the man who had been ademon-possessed sitting down, bclothed and cin his right mind, the very man who had had the “dlegion”; and they became frightened.
16 Those who had seen it described to them how it had happened to the ademon-possessed man, and all about the swine.
17 And they began to aimplore Him to leave their region.
18 aAs He was getting into the boat, the man who had been bdemon-possessed was imploring Him that he might 1accompany Him.
19 And He did not let him, but He * said to him, “aGo home to your people and report to them 1what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He had mercy on you.”
20 And he went away and began to aproclaim in bDecapolis 1what great things Jesus had done for him; and everyone was amazed.
21 aWhen Jesus had crossed over again in bthe boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around Him; and so He 1stayed cby the seashore.
22 aOne of bthe synagogue 1officials named Jairus * came up, and on seeing Him, * fell at His feet
23 and * implored Him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death; please come and alay Your hands on her, so that she will 1get well and live.”
24 And He went off with him; and a large crowd was following Him and pressing in on Him.
25 A woman who had had a hemorrhage for twelve years,
26 and 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—
27 after hearing about Jesus, she came up in the crowd behind Him and touched His 1cloak.
28 For she 1thought, “If I just touch His garments, I will 2get well.”
29 Immediately the flow of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her aaffliction.
30 Immediately Jesus, perceiving in Himself that athe power proceeding from Him had gone forth, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My garments?”
31 And His disciples said to Him, “You see the crowd pressing in on You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’ ”
32 And He looked around to see the woman who had done this.
33 But the woman fearing and trembling, aware of what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth.
34 And He said to her, “Daughter, ayour faith has 1made you well; bgo in peace and be healed of your caffliction.”
35 While He was still speaking, they * came from the house of the asynagogue official, saying, “Your daughter has died; why trouble the Teacher anymore?”
36 But Jesus, overhearing what was being spoken, * said to the asynagogue official, “bDo not be afraid any longer, only 1believe.”
37 And He allowed no one to accompany Him, except aPeter and 1James and John the brother of 1James.
38 They * came to the house of the asynagogue official; and He * saw a commotion, and people loudly weeping and wailing.
39 And entering in, He * said to them, “Why make a commotion and weep? The child has not died, but is asleep.”
40 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.
41 Taking the child by the hand, He * said to her, “Talitha kum!” (which translated means, “Little girl, aI say to you, get up!”).
42 Immediately the girl got up and began to walk, for she was twelve years old. And immediately they were completely astounded.
43 And He agave them strict orders that no one should know about this, and He said that something should be given her to eat.
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