Jesus Restores a Demon-Possessed Man

1 They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes.a

References for Mark 5:1

    • m 5:1 - Some manuscripts "Gadarenes" ; other manuscripts "Gergesenes"
      2 When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him.

      References for Mark 5:2

      3 This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain.
      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.
      5 Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.
      6 When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him.
      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!”

      References for Mark 5:7

      8 For Jesus had said to him, “Come out of this man, you impure spirit!”
      9 Then Jesus asked him, “What is your name?”“My name is Legion,” he replied, “for we are many.”

      References for Mark 5:9

        • 5 5:9 - ver 15
          10 And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area.
          11 A large herd of pigs was feeding on the nearby hillside.