One day Yeshua got into a boat with his talmidim and said to them, "Let's cross to the other side of the lake."
So they set out; and as they were sailing, he fell asleep. A windstorm came down on the lake, so that the boat began to fill up with water, putting them in great danger.
They went and woke him, saying, "Rabbi! Rabbi! We're about to die!" He woke up, rebuked the wind and the rough water; and they calmed down, so that it was still.
Then he said to the talmidim, "Where is your trust?" Awestruck, they marveled, asking one another, "Who can this be, that he commands even the wind and the water, and they obey him?"
They sailed on and landed in the region of the Gerasenes, which is opposite the Galil.
As Yeshua stepped ashore, a man from the town who had demons came to meet him. For a long time he had not worn clothes; and he lived, not in a house, but in the burial caves.
Catching sight of Yeshua, he screamed, fell down in front of him and yelled, "Yeshua! Son of God Ha`Elyon! What do you want with me? I beg you, don't torture me!"
For Yeshua had ordered the unclean spirit to come out of the man. It had often taken hold of him -- he had been kept under guard, chained hand and foot, but had broken the bonds and been driven by the demon into the desert.
Yeshua asked him, "What is your name?" "Legion," he said, because many demons had entered him.
They begged Yeshua not to order them to go off into the Bottomless Pit.
Now there was a herd of many pigs, feeding on the hill; and the demons begged him to let them go into these. So he gave them permission.
The demons came out of the man and entered the pigs, whereupon the herd rushed down the hillside into the lake and were drowned.
When the swineherds saw what had happened, they fled and told it in the town and in the country;
and the people came out to see for themselves. They came to Yeshua and found the man out of whom the demons had gone, sitting -- dressed and in his right mind -- at the feet of Yeshua; and they were frightened.
Those who had seen it told how the formerly demonized man had been delivered.
Then all the people of the Gerasene district asked him to leave them, for they had been seized with great fear. So he boarded the boat and returned.
The man from whom the demons had gone out begged that he might go with him; but Yeshua sent him away, saying,
"Go back to your home and tell how much God has done for you." He went away proclaiming throughout the whole town how much Yeshua had done for him.