Mark 5:2
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New Living Translation
When Jesus climbed out of the boat, a man possessed by an evil spirit came out from a cemetery to meet him.

King James Bible
And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,

Darby Bible Translation
And immediately on his going out of the ship there met him out of the tombs a man possessed by an unclean spirit,

World English Bible
When he had come out of the boat, immediately a man with an unclean spirit met him out of the tombs.

Young's Literal Translation
and he having come forth out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,

Mark 5:2 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

5:2 There met him a man with an unclean spirit - St. Matthew mentions two. Probably this, so particularly spoken of here, was the most remarkably fierce and ungovernable.

Mark 5:2 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Touch or Faith?
If I may touch but His clothes, I shall be whole.... Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole.'--Mark v. 28,34. I. The erroneous faith.--In general terms there is here an illustration of how intellectual error may coexist with sincere faith. The precise form of error is clearly that she looked on the physical contact with the material garment as the vehicle of healing--the very same thing which we find ever since running through the whole history of the Church, e.g. the exaltation of externals,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Going Home --A Christmas Sermon
Now, this teaches us a very important fact, namely, this, that true religion does not break in sunder the bonds of family relationship. True religion seldom encroaches upon that sacred, I had almost said divine institution called home; it does not separate men from their families, and make them aliens to their flesh and blood. Superstition has done that; an awful superstition, which calls itself Christianity, has sundered men from their kind; but true religion has never done so. Why, if I might be
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857

Christ's Curate in Decapolis
"And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts. And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him. Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, God home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee."--Mark v. 17-19. That is a striking name for a man, "he that had been possessed with the devil." It would stick to him as long as he lived, and it would be
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 38: 1892

The General Observations are These.
There are in these relations proper circumstances of time and place, and the names and characters of persons. Of the miracle on Jairus's daughter, the time and place are sufficiently specified by St. Mark and St. Luke. It was soon after his crossing the sea of Galilee, after Jesus had cured the men possessed with devils in the country of the Gergesenes, Mark v. 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. And behold
Nathaniel Lardner—A Vindication of Three of Our Blessed Saviour's Miracles

Cross References
Mark 1:23
Suddenly, a man in the synagogue who was possessed by an evil spirit began shouting,

Mark 3:9
Jesus instructed his disciples to have a boat ready so the crowd would not crush him.

Mark 4:1
Once again Jesus began teaching by the lakeshore. A very large crowd soon gathered around him, so he got into a boat. Then he sat in the boat while all the people remained on the shore.

Mark 4:36
So they took Jesus in the boat and started out, leaving the crowds behind (although other boats followed).

Mark 5:3
This man lived among the burial caves and could no longer be restrained, even with a chain.

Mark 5:21
Jesus got into the boat again and went back to the other side of the lake, where a large crowd gathered around him on the shore.

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