- ¶ AND they reached the port on the other side of the sea in the country of the Gadarenes.
- And as he went out of the boat, he was met by a man from the cemetery, who had an unclean spirit.
- He lived in the cemetery, and no man could bind him in chains,
- Because whenever he was bound with fetters and chains, he broke the chains and cut the fetters, and no man could control him.
- And always, night and day, he was in the cemetery and in the mountains, crying aloud and cutting himself with stones.
- When he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and worshipped him,
- And he cried with a loud voice, saying, What have we in common, Jesus, Son of the most high God?
I adjure you by God, not to torment me.
- For he said to him, Get out of the man, O you unclean spirit.
- And Jesus asked him, What is your name?
And he said to him, Our name is Legion, because we are many.
- And he begged him eagerly that he would not send him out of the country.
- Now there was near the mountain a large herd of swine feeding.
- And the lunatics begged him saying, Send us to the swine, that we may attack them.
- And he permitted them.
And the lunatics went out and attacked the swine;
and the herd ran to the steep rocks, and fell into the sea;
they were about two thousand, and they were drowned in the water.
- And those who fed them, fled, and told it in the city and also in the villages.
So they went out to see what had happened.
- And they came to Jesus, and saw the lunatic, clothed and well behaved, and sitting down quietly, even the one who once had the legion within him;
and they were afraid.
- And those who saw it told them just what happened to the lunatic and also to the swine.
- So they began to urge him to leave their border.
- As he went up to the boat, the lunatic begged him to remain with him.
- And he would not permit him, but said to him, Go to your home, to your own people, and tell them what the Lord has done for you, and that he has had mercy on you.
- And he went away, and began to preach in the ten cities about what Jesus had done for him;
and they were all astonished.
- ¶ When Jesus crossed in the boat to the other side, large crowds again gathered around him while he was by the sea.
- And there came one of the leaders of the synagogue, whose name was Jairus, and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,
- And he besought him earnestly and said to him, My daughter is very seriously ill;
come and lay your hand on her, and she will be healed, and live.
- So Jesus went with him;
and a large multitude followed him, and they pressed about him.
- And there was a woman who had had a hemorrhage for twelve years,
- Who had suffered much at the hands of many doctors, and had spent everything she had and was not helped at all, but rather became worse.
- When she heard about Jesus, she came through the dense crowd from behind him, and touched his cloak;
- For she said, If I can only touch his cloak, I shall live.
- And immediately the hemorrhage was dried up;
and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease.
- Jesus instantly knew that some power had gone out of him;
so he turned around to the people and said, Who touched my garments?
- His disciples said to him, You see the people pressing against you, and yet you say, Who touched me?
- And he was looking round to see who had done this.
- But the woman, frightened and trembling, because she knew what had happened to her, came and fell before him and told him the whole truth.
- He said to her, My daughter, your faith has healed you;
go in peace and be healed of your disease.
- ¶ While he was still talking, some men came from the house of the leader of the synagogue, saying, Your daughter is dead;
why do you trouble the Teacher?
- Jesus heard the word which they spoke, and he said to the leader of the synagogue, Fear not, only believe.
- And he did not permit any man to go with him, except Simon Peter and James and John the brother of James.
- And they came to the house of the leader of the synagogue, and Jesus saw them in a tumult, weeping and wailing.
- So he entered and said to them, Why are you excited and crying?
The little girl is not dead, but she is asleep.
- And they laughed at him.
But Jesus put them all out, and took the little girl’s father and mother and those who were with him, and he entered where the little girl was laid.
- And he took the little girl by her hand, and said to her, Talitha, koomi, Little girl, rise up.
- And immediately the little girl got up and walked;
for she was twelve years old.
And they were astonished with great amazement.
- But he commanded them that no man should know this;
and he told them to give her something to eat.