Then people went out to see what had happened. They came to Jesus and found the man the demons had departed from, sitting at Jesus' feet, dressed and in his right mind. And they were afraid.
Meanwhile the eyewitnesses reported to them how the demon-possessed man was delivered.
Then all the people of the Gerasene regiona asked Him to leave them, because they were gripped by great fear. So getting into the boat, He returned.
The man from whom the demons had departed kept begging Him to be with Him. But He sent him away and said,
"Go back to your home, and tell all that God has done for you." And off he went, proclaiming throughout the town all that Jesus had done for him.
When Jesus returned, the crowd welcomed Him, for they were all expecting Him.
Just then, a man named Jairus came. He was a leader of the synagogue. He fell down at Jesus' feet and pleaded with Him to come to his house,
because he had an only daughter about 12 years old, and she was at death's door.b While He was going, the crowds were nearly crushing Him.
A woman suffering from bleeding for 12 years, who had spent all she had on doctorsc yet could not be healed by any,
approached from behind and touched the tassel of His robe. Instantly her bleeding stopped.
"Who touched Me?" Jesus asked. When they all denied it, Peterd said, "Master, the crowds are hemming You in and pressing against You."e