11They came to the otherside of the sea, into the country of the Gerasenes.
When He got out of 2the boat, immediately a man from the tombs3with an uncleanspiritmet Him,
and he had his dwellingamong the tombs. And noone was able to bind him anymore, even with a chain;
4because he had often been bound with shackles and chains, and the chains had been tornapart by him and the shacklesbroken in pieces, and noone was strongenough to subdue him.
5Constantly, night and day, he was screamingamong the tombs and in the mountains, and gashinghimself with stones.
6SeeingJesus from a distance, he ran up and boweddownbefore Him;
and shouting with a loudvoice, he said, "a4What business do we have with each other, Jesus, 5Son of 6the MostHighGod? I implore You by God, do not torment me!"
For He had been saying to him, "Come out of the man, you uncleanspirit!"9
And He was asking him, "What is your name?" And he said to Him, "My name is 7Legion; for we are many."
And he began to implore Him earnestly not to send them out of the country.
11Now there was a largeherd of swinefeedingbnearby on the mountain.
The demons implored Him, saying, "Send us into the swineso that we may enter them."
Jesus gave them permission. And coming out, the uncleanspiritsentered the swine; and the herdrusheddown the steepbank into the sea, abouttwothousand of them; and they were drowned in the sea.
Their herdsmenranaway and reported it in the city and in the country. And the people came to seewhat it was that had happened.
They came to Jesus and observed the man who had been 8demon-possessedsittingdown, 9clothed and 10in his rightmind, the very man who had had the "11legion "; and they became frightened.
16Those who had seen it described to them how it had happened to the 12demon-possessed man, and all about the swine.
And they began to 13implore Him to leave their region.
1814As He was getting into the boat, the man who had been 15demon-possessed was imploring Him that he might caccompany Him.
And He did not let him, but He said to him, "16Gohome to your people and report to them dwhatgreatthings the Lord has done for you, and how He hadmercy on you."20
And he wentaway and began to 17proclaim in 18DecapolisewhatgreatthingsJesus had done for him; and everyone was amazed.
2119When Jesus had crossedoveragain in 20the boat to the otherside, a largecrowdgatheredaround Him; and so He fstayed21by the seashore.
2222One of 23the synagoguegofficialsnamedJairuscame up, and on seeing Him, fell at His feet23
and implored Him earnestly, saying, "My littledaughter is at the point of death; please come and 24lay Your hands on her, so that she will hgetwell and live."
And He wentoff with him; and a largecrowd was following Him and pressing in on Him.
A woman who had had a hemorrhage for twelveyears,
and had enduredmuch at the hands of manyphysicians, and had spentall that she had and was not helped at all, but rather had grownworse -
after hearingaboutJesus, she came up in the crowdbehind Him and touched His icloak.
For she jthought, "If I justtouch His garments, I will kget well."
29Immediately the flow of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her 25affliction.
30ImmediatelyJesus, perceiving in Himself that 26the power proceeding from Him had goneforth, turnedaround in the crowd and said, "Whotouched My garments?"31
And His disciplessaid to Him, "You see the crowdpressing in on You, and You say, 'Whotouched Me?' "
And He lookedaround to see the woman who had donethis.
But the womanfearing and trembling, aware of what had happened to her, came and felldownbefore Him and told Him the wholetruth.
And He said to her, "Daughter, 27your faith has lmade you well; 28go in peace and be healed of your 29affliction."35
While He was stillspeaking, they came from the house of the 30synagogueofficial, saying, "Your daughter has died; whytrouble the Teacheranymore?"
But Jesus, overhearingwhat was being spoken, said to the 31synagogueofficial, "32Do not be afraid any longer, onlymbelieve."37
And He allowednoone to accompany Him, except33Peter and nJames and John the brother of oJames.
They came to the house of the 34synagogueofficial; and He saw a commotion, and people loudlyweeping and wailing.
And entering in, He said to them, "Whymake a commotion and weep? The child has not died, but is asleep."40
They began laughing at Him. But putting them all out, He tookalong the child'sfather and mother and His own companions , and entered the room where the child was.
41Taking the child by the hand, He said to her, "Talithakum!" (whichtranslatedmeans, "Littlegirl, 35I say to you, get up!").
42Immediately the girlgot up and began to walk, for she was twelveyears old. And immediately they were completelyastounded.
And He 36gave them strictorders that noone should know about this, and He said that something should be given her to eat.