0 SAB Mark 5



Jesus casts out more devils (and drowns some pigs)
5:1-20, Cf. Mt 8:28-34, Lk 8:26-39

1 And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.

Jesus and his disciples went to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.

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

As soon as they arrived, a man with an unclean spirit ran out of the tombs to meet Jesus. [1]

3 Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:

The man lived in the tombs, and was so wild that no one could restrain him, even with chains.

4 Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him.

He'd just break the chains in pieces.

No one could tame him.

5 And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.

He spent all his time, day and night, crying and cutting himself with stones.

6 But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him,

But as soon as he saw Jesus, he worshiped him,

7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.

and cried out with a loud voice, saying,

What do I have to do with you, Jesus, you son of the most high God?

I ask you in the name of God not to torment me. [2]

8 For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.

Jesus said,

Come out of the man, you unclean spirit.

9And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.

Jesus asked the unclean spirit, "What's your name?"

The unclean spirit answered, "Legion, because we are many."

10 And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country.

The unclean spirits begged Jesus not to send them out of the country. [3]

11 Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.

At that time there was a herd of pigs feeding in the nearby mountains.

12And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.

All the devils said to Jesus,

Send us into the pigs.

13 And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.

So Jesus sent the devils into the pigs (there were around 2000),

who ran down the mountainside into the sea, and drowned. [4]

14 And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done.

Those who cared for the pigs told the people in the city,

and they went to see what had happened.

15 And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.

They saw the man who had been possessed with the devils sitting peacefully, fully clothed, and in his right mind.

And they were afraid.

16 And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine.

When they were told about the devils and the pigs,

17And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts.

18 And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him.

19 Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.

20 And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel.

they asked Jesus to leave their part of the country.

Jairus's daughter and a woman with an issue of blood
5:21-43, Cf. Mt 9:18-26, Lk 8:40-56

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.

When Jesus crossed over by boat to the other side, many people gathered there to see him.

22 And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,

Among them was a synagogue ruler named Jairus.

When he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet, and said,

23 And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.

My little daughter is deathly ill. [5]

Please come and heal her.

24 And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him.

Jesus went with him and many people followed him.

25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,

26And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,

Among them was a woman who had an issue of blood for twelve years.

She had spent all of her money on physicians whose treatment only made her condition worse. [6]

27When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.

28For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.

She approached Jesus from behind, touched his garment, and said,

If I can just touch his clothes, I'll be healed.

29And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.

And as soon as she touched his clothes,

she stopped bleeding and was healed. [7]

30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?

31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?

32 And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.

Jesus felt his virtue go out of him, [8] and said,

Who touched my clothes? [9]

33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.

The woman fell down in front of Jesus and said that she did.

34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.

Jesus said to her,

Your faith has cured you. [10]

35 While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further?

While Jesus said this, a messenger said to the ruler,

Your daughter is dead.

36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.

Jesus said to the ruler,

Don't be afraid, only believe.

37 And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.

38 And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.

Peter, James, and John went with Jesus to the ruler's house.

39And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.

When they arrived, Jesus said,

Why are you crying?

The child isn't dead, she's sleeping.

40And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.

And everyone laughed at him.

41 And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.

Jesus took the girl by the hand and said,

Stand up.

42And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.

And the girl (she was 12 years old) stood up and walked. [11]

43 And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.

Jesus told them not to tell anyone what had happened.

And said they should give her something to eat.


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