Those who had seen it told the people what had happened to the demon-possessed man--and told about the pigs as well.
Then the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region.
As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him.
Jesus did not let him, but said, "Go home to your family and tell them1 how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you."
So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis2 how much Jesus had done for him. And all the people were amazed.
When Jesus had again crossed over by boat to the other side of the lake,3 a large crowd gathered around him while he was by the lake.4
Then one of the synagogue rulers,5 named Jairus, came there. Seeing Jesus, he fell at his feet
and pleaded earnestly with him, "My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on6 her so that she will be healed and live."
So Jesus went with him. A large crowd followed and pressed around him.
And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding7 for twelve years.
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.