Jesus Heals a Man with a Demon
1 # For ver. 1-21, see Matt. 8:28–9:1; Luke 8:26-40 They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes.#5:1 Some manuscripts Gergesenes; some Gadarenes 2And when Jesus#5:2 Greek he; also verse 9 had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. 3#[Rev. 18:2]He lived among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain, 4for he had often been bound with shackles and chains, but he wrenched the chains apart, and he broke the shackles in pieces. No one had the strength to subdue him. 5Night and day among the tombs and on the mountains he was always crying out and cutting himself with stones. 6And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and #See Matt. 8:2fell down before him. 7And #ch. 1:26; Acts 8:7 crying out with a loud voice, he said, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, #[Matt. 4:3, 6]; See Matt. 14:33 Son of #Gen. 14:18; Num. 24:16; Ps. 57:2; Dan. 3:26; Luke 1:32; 6:35; Acts 16:17 the Most High God? #Matt. 26:63; Acts 19:13; [James 2:19]I adjure you by God, do not torment me.” 8For he was saying to him, “Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!” 9And Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” He replied, “My name is #Matt. 26:53Legion, for we are many.” 10And he begged him earnestly not to send them out of the country. 11Now a great herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside, 12and they begged him, saying, “Send us to the pigs; let us enter them.” 13So he gave them permission. And the unclean spirits came out and entered the pigs; and the herd, numbering about two thousand, rushed down the steep bank into the sea and drowned in the sea.
14The herdsmen fled and told it in the city and in the country. And people came to see what it was that had happened. 15And they came to Jesus and saw the demon-possessed#5:15 Greek daimonizomai (demonized); also verses 16, 18; elsewhere rendered oppressed by demons man, the one who had had #[Luke 8:27] the legion, sitting there, #ver. 9clothed and in his right mind, and they were afraid. 16And those who had seen it described to them what had happened to the demon-possessed man and to the pigs. 17And #[Luke 5:8; Acts 16:39]they began to beg Jesus#5:17 Greek him to depart from their region. 18As he was getting into the boat, the man who had been possessed with demons begged him that he might be with him. 19And he did not permit him but said to him, “Go home to your friends and #Ps. 66:16; [ch. 1:44]tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” 20And he went away and began to proclaim in #ch. 7:31; Matt. 4:25the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him, and everyone marveled.
Jesus Heals a Woman and Jairus’s Daughter
21And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered about him, and he was beside the sea. 22#For ver. 22-43, see Matt. 9:18-26; Luke 8:41-56 Then came one of #Luke 13:14; Acts 13:15; 18:8, 17the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing him, he fell at his feet 23and implored him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and #ch. 6:5; 7:32; 8:23, 25; 16:18; Matt. 9:18; Luke 4:40; 13:13; Acts 9:12, 17; 28:8lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well and live.” 24And he went with him.
And a great crowd followed him and #ver. 31; ch. 3:9thronged about him. 25And there was a woman #Lev. 15:25who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, 26and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse. 27She had heard the reports about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his garment. 28For she said, “If I touch even his garments, I will be made well.” 29#Matt. 15:28; 17:18 And immediately the flow of blood dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her #See ch. 3:10disease. 30And Jesus, perceiving in himself that #Luke 5:17; 6:19; 8:46; [Acts 10:38]power had gone out from him, immediately turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my garments?” 31And his disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing around you, and yet you say, ‘Who touched me?’” 32And he looked around to see who had done it. 33But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling and fell down before him and told him the whole truth. 34And he said to her, “Daughter, #See Luke 7:50 your faith has made you well; #See Luke 7:50 go in peace, and be healed of your #[See ver. 29 above]disease.”
35While he was still speaking, there came from #ver. 22 the ruler’s house some who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why #Luke 7:6 trouble #See John 11:28the Teacher any further?” 36But overhearing#5:36 Or ignoring; some manuscripts hearing what they said, Jesus said to #[See ver. 35 above]the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.” 37And he allowed no one to follow him except #ch. 9:2; 14:33 Peter and James and #ch. 3:17John the brother of James. 38They came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and Jesus#5:38 Greek he saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. 39And when he had entered, he said to them, #[Acts 20:10] “Why are you making a commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but #John 11:4, 11sleeping.” 40And they laughed at him. But he #Acts 9:40put them all outside and took the child’s father and mother and those who were with him and went in where the child was. 41#See ch. 1:31 Taking her by the hand he said to her, “Talitha cumi,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, #Luke 7:14, 22; [Matt. 11:5; John 11:43]arise.” 42And immediately the girl got up and began walking (for she was twelve years of age), and they were immediately overcome with amazement. 43And #ch. 9:9; See Matt. 8:4he strictly charged them that no one should know this, and told them to give her something to eat.