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Mark 5 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Jesus Restores a Demon-Possessed Man

(Mat 8:28–9:1; Luk 8:26–39 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:1 - They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:2 - When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:3 - This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:4 - For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:5 - Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:6 - When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:7 - He shouted at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In God’s name don’t torture me!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:8 - For Jesus had said to him, “Come out of this man, you impure spirit!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:9 - Then Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” “My name is Legion,” he replied, “for we are many.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:10 - And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:11 - A large herd of pigs was feeding on the nearby hillside.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:12 - The demons begged Jesus, “Send us among the pigs; allow us to go into them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:13 - He gave them permission, and the impure spirits came out and went into the pigs. The herd, about two thousand in number, rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:14 - Those tending the pigs ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, and the people went out to see what had happened.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:15 - When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:16 - Those who had seen it told the people what had happened to the demon-possessed man—and told about the pigs as well.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:17 - Then the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:18 - As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:19 - Jesus did not let him, but said, “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:20 - So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis[fn] how much Jesus had done for him. And all the people were amazed.

Jesus Raises a Dead Girl and Heals a Sick Woman

(Mat 9:18–26; Luk 8:40–56 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:21 - When Jesus had again crossed over by boat to the other side of the lake, a large crowd gathered around him while he was by the lake.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:22 - Then one of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:23 - He pleaded earnestly with him, “My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:24 - So Jesus went with him. A large crowd followed and pressed around him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:25 - And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:26 - She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:27 - When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:28 - because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:29 - Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:30 - At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my clothes?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:31 - “You see the people crowding against you,” his disciples answered, “and yet you can ask, ‘Who touched me?’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:32 - But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:33 - Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:34 - He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:35 - While Jesus was still speaking, some people came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead,” they said. “Why bother the teacher anymore?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:36 - Overhearing[fn] what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:37 - He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:38 - When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:39 - He went in and said to them, “Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:40 - But they laughed at him. After he put them all out, he took the child’s father and mother and the disciples who were with him, and went in where the child was.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:41 - He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum!” (which means “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”).
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:42 - Immediately the girl stood up and began to walk around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:43 - He gave strict orders not to let anyone know about this, and told them to give her something to eat.
NIV Footnotes
Some manuscripts Gadarenes; other manuscripts Gergesenes
That is, the Ten Cities
Or Ignoring

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