Mark 5
NASB 1977
The Gerasene Demoniac

     1And they came to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gerasenes. 2And when He had come out of the boat, immediately a man from the tombs with an unclean spirit met Him, 3and he 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 crying out 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 to entreat Him earnestly not to send them out of the country. 11Now there was a big herd of swine feeding there on the mountain. 12And the demons entreated Him, saying, “Send us into the swine so that we may enter them.” 13And He 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 out in the country. And the people came to see what it was that had happened. 15And they came to Jesus and observed the man who had been demon-possessed sitting down, clothed and in his right mind, the very man who had had the “legion”; and they became frightened. 16And those who had seen it described to them how it had happened to the demon-possessed man, and all about the swine. 17And they began to entreat Him to depart from their region. 18And as He was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed was entreating 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 proclaim in Decapolis what great things Jesus had done for him; and everyone marveled.

Miracles and Healing

     21And when Jesus had crossed over again in the boat to the other side, a great multitude gathered about Him; and He stayed by the seashore. 22And one of the synagogue officials named Jairus came up, and upon seeing Him, fell at His feet, 23and entreated Him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death; please come and lay Your hands on her, that she may get well and live.” 24And He went off with him; and a great multitude was following Him and pressing in on Him.

     25And a woman who had 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, came up in the crowd behind Him, and touched His cloak. 28For she thought, “If I just touch His garments, I shall get well.” 29And immediately the flow of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was 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 said, “Who touched My garments?” 31And His disciples said to Him, “You see the multitude pressing in on You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’” 32And He looked 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 made you well; 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 was being spoken, said to the synagogue official, “Do not be afraid any longer, only believe.” 37And He allowed no one to follow with Him, except Peter and James and John the brother of James. 38And they came to the house of the synagogue official; and He beheld a commotion, and people loudly weeping and wailing. 39And entering in, He said to them, “Why make a commotion and weep? 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 girl rose 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 something should be given her to eat.

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