Demons Driven Out by Jesus
1They#Mt 8:28–34; Lk 8:26–39 came to the other side of the sea, to the region of the Gerasenes.#5:1 Some mss read Gadarenes; other mss read Gergesenes 2As soon as he got out of the boat, a man with an unclean#2Co 6:17 spirit#Lk 11:24 came out of the tombs#Jn 5:28 and met him. 3He lived in the tombs,#Lk 23:53 and no one was able to restrain him anymore — not even with a chain#Mk 15:1 — 4because he often had been bound with shackles and chains, but had torn the chains apart and smashed#Rm 16:20; Rv 2:27 the shackles. No one was strong enough to subdue#Jms 3:7–8 him. 5Night#Jn 9:4 and day among the tombs#Lk 23:53 and on the mountains,#Mt 4:8 he was always crying out and cutting himself with stones.
6When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and knelt down before him. 7And he cried out with a loud voice, “What do you have to do with me, Jesus, Son#Jn 5:19; Heb 1:2 of the Most High God?#Ps 78:35 I beg you before God, don’t torment#Rv 20:10 me!” 8For he had told him, “Come out of the man, you unclean#2Co 6:17 spirit!” #Lk 11:24
9 “What is your name?” he asked him.
“My name is Legion,”#Mt 26:53; Lk 8:30 he answered him, “because we are many.” 10And he begged him earnestly not to send them out of the region.
11A large herd of pigs#Mt 7:6; 8:30–32; Lk 8:32–33; 15:15–16 was there, feeding#Jn 21:15 on the hillside. 12The demons#5:12 Other mss read All the demons begged him, “Send us to the pigs, so that we may enter them.” 13So he gave them permission, and the unclean#2Co 6:17 spirits#Lk 11:24 came out and entered the pigs. The herd of about two thousand rushed down the steep bank into the sea and drowned there.
14The men who tended them#5:14 Other mss read tended the pigs ran off#Jms 4:7 and reported it in the town and the countryside, and people went to see what had happened. 15They came to Jesus and saw the man who had been demon-possessed,#Mt 9:32#Mk 5:9 sitting there, dressed and in his right mind;#1Pt 4:7 and they were afraid.#Ps 147:11; Pr 1:7; Rv 14:7 16Those who had seen it described to them what had happened to the demon-possessed#Mt 9:32 man and told about the pigs. 17Then they began to beg him to leave their region.
18As he was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged him earnestly that he might remain with him. 19Jesus did not let him but told him, “Go home to your own people, and report to them how much the Lord#Col 4:1; Jd 5 has done#Lk 1:25; 8:39; Ac 15:17; Rm 9:28 for you and how he has had mercy on you.” 20So he went out and began to proclaim#Mk 1:4 in the Decapolis#Mt 4:25; Mk 7:31 how much Jesus had done for him, and they were all amazed.#Rv 17:6
A Girl Restored and a Woman Healed
21When#Mt 9:18–26; Lk 8:40–56 Jesus had crossed over again by boat#5:21 Other mss omit by boat to the other side, a large crowd#Mk 2:4 gathered around him while he was by the sea. 22One of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus,#Lk 8:41 came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet#Rv 19:10 23and begged him earnestly, “My little daughter is dying. Come and lay your hands on#1Tm 5:22 her so that she can get well#5:23 Or she might be saved#Mk 6:56 and live.” 24So Jesus went with him, and a large crowd was following and pressing against him.
25Now a woman suffering from bleeding#Lk 8:43 for twelve years 26had endured#Php 1:29 much under many doctors.#Col 4:14 She had spent everything she had and was not helped at all. On the contrary, she became worse. 27Having heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched#Jn 20:17 his clothing.#Lk 19:36 28For she said, “If I just touch his clothes, I’ll be made well.”#Mk 6:56; Ac 16:31 29Instantly her flow of blood ceased, and she sensed in her body that she was healed#Lk 7:7 of her affliction.
30Immediately Jesus realized that power#Lk 5:17; 6:19; 8:46 had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd#Mk 2:13 and said, “Who touched my clothes?” #Lk 19:36
31His disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing against you, and yet you say, ‘Who touched me?’”
32But he was looking around to see who had done this. 33The woman, with fear and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down#Lk 8:47 before him, and told him the whole truth.#Jn 14:6 34“Daughter,” he said to her, “your faith#Mt 8:10 has saved you.#Mt 9:22; Mk 6:56 Go in peace and be healed#Ac 4:10 from your affliction.”#Mk 5:29
35While he was still speaking, people came from the synagogue leader’s house and said, “Your daughter is dead. Why bother the teacher#Mk 4:38; Eph 4:11 anymore?”
36When Jesus overheard#5:36 Or ignored what was said, he told the synagogue leader, “Don’t be afraid.#Jn 6:20 Only believe.” 37He did not let anyone accompany him except Peter,#Lk 6:14 James,#Ac 12:2 and John,#Jn 21:7 James’s brother. 38They came to the leader’s house, and he saw a commotion — people weeping and wailing loudly. 39He went in and said to them, “Why are you making a commotion and weeping?#Mt 9:23 The child#Lk 1:7 is not dead but asleep.”#Mt 9:24 40They laughed at him, but he put them all outside. He took the child’s father,#Col 3:21 mother, and those who were with him, and entered the place where the child was. 41Then he took the child#Lk 1:7 by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum”#5:41 An Aramaic expression (which is translated, “Little girl, I say to you, get up”#Mk 1:31; 2:11; 4:27,38; 9:27; 14:41–42). 42Immediately the girl got up#Mk 9:27 and began to walk.#Mt 11:5 (She was twelve years old.) At this they were utterly astounded.#Mk 16:8; Ac 10:45 43Then he gave them strict orders that no one should know about this#Mk 1:44; Lk 8:56 and told them to give her something to eat.