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The Gospel according to Saint Mark, chapter 5, New English Translation and King James Version

Chapter 5

New English Translation

   Healing of a Demoniac
   1 So they came to the other side of the lake, to the region of the Gerasenes. 2 Just as Jesus was getting out of the boat, a man with an unclean spirit came from the tombs and met him. 3 He lived among the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain. 4 For his hands and feet had often been bound with chains and shackles, but he had torn the chains apart and broken the shackles in pieces. No one was strong enough to subdue him. 5 Each night and every day among the tombs and in the mountains, he would cry out and cut himself with stones. 6 When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and bowed down before him. 7 Then he cried out with a loud voice, "Leave me alone, Jesus, Son of the Most High God! I implore you by God - do not torment me!" 8 (For Jesus had said to him, "Come out of that man, you unclean spirit!") 9 Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" And he said, "My name is Legion, for we are many." 10 He begged Jesus repeatedly not to send them out of the region. 11 There on the hillside, a great herd of pigs was feeding. 12 And the demonic spirits begged him, "Send us into the pigs. Let us enter them." 13 Jesus gave them permission. So the unclean spirits came out and went into the pigs. Then the herd rushed down the steep slope into the lake, and about two thousand were drowned in the lake.
   14 Now the herdsmen ran off and spread the news in the town and countryside, and the people went out to see what had happened. 15 They came to Jesus and saw the demon-possessed man sitting there, clothed and in his right mind - the one who had the "Legion" - and they were afraid. 16 Those who had seen what had happened to the demon-possessed man reported it, and they also told about the pigs. 17 Then they asked Jesus to leave their region. 18 As he was getting into the boat the man who had been demon-possessed asked if he could go with him. 19 But Jesus did not permit him to do so. Instead, he said to him, "Go to your home and to your people and tell them what the LORD has done for you, that he had mercy on you." 20 So he went away and began to proclaim in the Decapolis what Jesus had done for him, and all were amazed.
   Restoration and Healing
   21 When Jesus had crossed again in a boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around him, and he was by the sea. 22 Then one of the synagogue rulers, named Jairus, came up, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet. 23 He asked him urgently, "My little daughter is near death. Come and lay your hands on her so that she may be healed and live." 24 Jesus went with him, and a large crowd followed and pressed around him.
   25 Now a woman was there who had been suffering from a hemorrhage for twelve years. 26 She had endured a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all that she had. Yet instead of getting better, she grew worse. 27 When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, 28 for she kept saying, "If only I touch his clothes, I will be healed." 29 At once the bleeding stopped, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. 30 Jesus knew at once that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and said, "Who touched my clothes?" 31 His disciples said to him, "You see the crowd pressing against you and you say, 'Who touched me?'" 32 But he looked around to see who had done it. 33 Then the woman, with fear and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before him and told him the whole truth. 34 He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your disease."
   35 While he was still speaking, people came from the synagogue ruler's house saying, "Your daughter has died. Why trouble the teacher any longer?" 36 But Jesus, paying no attention to what was said, told the synagogue ruler, "Do not be afraid; just believe." 37 He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James, and John, the brother of James. 38 They came to the house of the synagogue ruler where he saw noisy confusion and people weeping and wailing loudly. 39 When he entered he said to them, "Why are you distressed and weeping? The child is not dead but asleep." 40 And they began making fun of him. But he put them all outside and he took the child's father and mother and his own companions and went into the room where the child was. 41 Then, gently taking the child by the hand, he said to her, "Talitha koum, " which means, "Little girl, I say to you, get up." 42 The girl got up at once and began to walk around (she was twelve years old). They were completely astonished at this. 43 He strictly ordered that no one should know about this, and told them to give her something to eat.

King James Version

   1 And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.
   2 And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,
   3 Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:
   4 Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him.
   5 And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.
   6 But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him,
   7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.
   8 For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.
   9 And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.
   10 And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country.
   11 Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.
   12 And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.
   13 And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.
   14 And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done.
   15 And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
   16 And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine.
   17 And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts.
   18 And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him.
   19 Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.
   20 And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel.
   21 And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him: and he was nigh unto the sea.
   22 And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,
   23 And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.
   24 And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him.
   25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,
   26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
   27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
   28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
   29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
   30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
   31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
   32 And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.
   33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
   34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
   35 While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further?
   36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.
   37 And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.
   38 And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.
   39 And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.
   40 And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.
   41 And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.
   42 And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.
   43 And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.

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