Mark 5
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1And they came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gadarenes. 2And as soon as He had left the ship, there met Him from out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, 3Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no one had the power to restrain him even with chains; 4For he had often been bound with fetters and chains, but the chains had been torn to pieces by him, and the fetters had been shattered; and no one had the strength to subdue him. 5And continually, night and day, in the mountains and in the tombs, he was screaming and cutting himself with stones. 6But when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and worshiped Him. 7And crying out with a loud voice, he said, "What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of God the Most High? I adjure You by God, do not torment me." 8For He was saying to it, "Unclean spirit, come out of the man." 9And He asked it, "What is your name?" And it answered, "My name is Legion, because we are many." 10And it begged Him again and again that He would not send them out of the country. 11Now near the mountain, there was a large herd of swine feeding; 12And all the demons pleaded with Him, saying, "Send us to the swine, so that we may enter into them." 13Then Jesus immediately permitted them to go. And the unclean spirits went out of the man and entered into the swine; and the herd stampeded down the steep slope into the sea (now they were about two thousand), and they all drowned in the sea.

14And those who were feeding the swine fled in fear and reported it in the city and in the country. Then they went out to see what it was that had been done. 15And they came to Jesus and saw the man who had been possessed by demons, the one who had the Legion, sitting and clothed and of a sound mind; and they were afraid. 16Then those who had seen it reported to them what had happened to the one who had been possessed by demons, and the things concerning the swine. 17And they began to urge Him to depart from their borders. 18Now when He boarded the ship, the one who had been possessed by demons begged Him that he might be with Him. 19But Jesus did not permit him, rather he said to him, "Go to your house and to your own, and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how He has pitied you." 20Then he departed and began to proclaim in Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him; and all were amazed.

21Now when Jesus had again crossed to the other side of the sea by ship, a great multitude was gathered to Him; and He was by the sea. 22And behold, one of the rulers of the synagogue came, Jairus by name; and when he saw Him, he fell at His feet; 23And he earnestly besought Him, saying, "My little daughter is at the point of death. I beg You to come and lay Your hands on her, so that she may be healed; and she shall live." 24And He departed with him; and a great multitude followed Him, pressing around Him.

25Then a certain woman who had been afflicted with an issue of blood for twelve years, 26And had suffered greatly under the hand of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was not benefited in any way but rather was getting worse, 27When she heard about Jesus, came in the multitude behind Him and touched His garment; 28For she said, "If I can only touch His garments, I shall be cured." 29And at once the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she knew in her body that she was healed from the scourge. 30Now Jesus knew immediately within Himself that power had gone out of Him; and turning in the crowd, He said, "Who touched My garments?" 31But His disciples said to Him, "You see the crowd pressing around You, and You ask, 'Who touched Me?' " 32Then He looked around to see who had done this. 33And the woman, frightened and trembling, knowing what had been done in her, came and fell down before Him, and told Him all the truth. 34Then He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has cured you. Go in peace, and be whole from your scourge."

35While He was still speaking, they came from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying, "Your daughter is dead. Why bother the Teacher any longer?" 36But when Jesus heard the words that were spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, "Do not be afraid. Only believe." 37And He did not allow anyone to accompany Him except Peter and James and John, the brother of James. 38Now when He came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, He saw a tumult, and people weeping and wailing loudly. 39And when He had entered, He said to them, "Why are you making a tumult and weeping? The child is not dead, but is only sleeping." 40And they laughed at Him in disbelief. But after He had put them all out, He took with Him the father and the mother of the child, and those with Him, and went into the room where the child was lying. 41And taking the child by the hand, He said to her, "Talitha, cumi"; which is, being interpreted, "Little girl, I say to you, arise!" 42And immediately the little girl arose and walked, for she was twelve years old. And they were filled with great amazement. 43Then He strictly charged them that no one should know this, and He told them to give her something to eat.

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