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1 Shortly after this He visited town after town, and village after village, proclaiming His Message and telling the Good News of the Kingdom of God. The Twelve were with Him, 1 After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him,
2 and certain women whom He had delivered from evil spirits and various diseases--Mary of Magdala, out of whom seven demons had come, 2 and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out;
3 and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many other women, all of whom contributed to the support of Jesus and His Apostles. 3 Joanna the wife of Cuza, the manager of Herod's household; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means.
4 And when a great crowd was assembling, and was receiving additions from one town after another, He spoke a parable to them. 4 While a large crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from town after town, he told this parable:
5 "The sower," He said, "goes out to sow his seed; and as he sows, some of the seed falls by the way-side, and is trodden upon, or the birds of the air come and peck it up. 5 "A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds of the air ate it up.
6 Another part drops upon the rock, and after growing up it withers away for want of moisture. 6 Some fell on rock, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture.
7 Another part falls among the thorns, and the thorns grow up with it and stifle it. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants.
8 But some of the seed falls into good ground, and grows up and yields a return of a hundred for one." While thus speaking, He cried aloud and said, "Listen, every one who has ears to listen with!" 8 Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown." When he said this, he called out, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
9 The disciples proceeded to ask Him what this parable meant. 9 His disciples asked him what this parable meant.
10 "To you," He replied, "it is granted to know the secrets of the Kingdom of God; but all others are taught by parables, in order that they may see and yet not see, and may hear and yet not understand. 10 He said, "The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that, " 'though seeing, they may not see; though hearing, they may not understand.'
11 The meaning of the parable is as follows. The seed is God's Message. 11 "This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God.
12 Those by the way-side are those who have heard, and then the Devil comes and carries away the Message from their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. 12 Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved.
13 Those on the rock are the people who on hearing the Message receive it joyfully; but they have no root: for a time they believe, but when trial comes they fall away. 13 Those on the rock are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away.
14 That which fell among the thorns means those who have heard, but as they go on their way, the Message is stifled by the anxieties, wealth and gaieties of time, and they yield nothing in perfection. 14 The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life's worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature.
15 But as for that in the good ground, it means those who, having listened to the Message with open minds and in a right spirit, hold it fast, and patiently yield a return. 15 But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.
16 "When any one lights a lamp, he does not cover it with a vessel or hide it under a couch; he puts it on a lampstand, that people who enter the room may see the light. 16 "No one lights a lamp and hides it in a jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, he puts it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light.
17 There is nothing hidden, which shall not be openly seen; nor anything secret, which shall not be known and come into the light of day. 17 For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open.
18 Be careful, therefore, how you hear; for whoever has anything, to him more shall be given, and whoever has nothing, even that which he thinks he has shall be taken away from him." 18 Therefore consider carefully how you listen. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has will be taken from him."
19 Then came to Him His mother and His brothers, but could not get near Him for the crowd. 19 Now Jesus' mother and brothers came to see him, but they were not able to get near him because of the crowd.
20 But He was told, "Your mother and brothers are standing on the edge of the crowd, and want to see you." 20 Someone told him, "Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you."
21 "My mother and my brothers," He replied, "are these who hear God's Message and obey it." 21 He replied, "My mother and brothers are those who hear God's word and put it into practice."
22 One day He went on board a boat--both He and his disciples; and He said to them, "Let us cross over to the other side of the Lake." So they set sail. 22 One day Jesus said to his disciples, "Let's go over to the other side of the lake." So they got into a boat and set out.
23 During the passage He fell asleep, and there came down a squall of wind on the Lake, so that the boat began to fill and they were in deadly peril. 23 As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger.
24 So they came and woke Him, crying, "Rabbi, Rabbi, we are drowning." Then He roused Himself and rebuked the wind and the surging of the water, and they ceased and there was a calm. 24 The disciples went and woke him, saying, "Master, Master, we're going to drown!" He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm.
25 "Where is your faith?" He asked them. But they were filled with terror and amazement, and said to one another, "Who then is this? for He gives orders both to wind and waves, and they obey Him." 25 "Where is your faith?" he asked his disciples. In fear and amazement they asked one another, "Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him."
26 Then they put in to shore in the country of the Gerasenes, which lies opposite to Galilee. 26 They sailed to the region of the Gerasenes, which is across the lake from Galilee.
27 Here, on landing, He was met by one of the townsmen who was possessed by demons--for a long time he had not put on any garment, nor did he live in a house, but in the tombs. 27 When Jesus stepped ashore, he was met by a demon-possessed man from the town. For a long time this man had not worn clothes or lived in a house, but had lived in the tombs.
28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before Him, and said in a loud voice, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of God Most High? Do not torture me, I beseech you." 28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell at his feet, shouting at the top of his voice, "What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, don't torture me!"
29 For already He had been commanding the foul spirit to come out of the man. For many a time it had seized and held him, and they had repeatedly put him in chains and fetters and kept guard over him, but he used to break the chains to pieces, and, impelled by the demon, to escape into the Desert. 29 For Jesus had commanded the evil spirit to come out of the man. Many times it had seized him, and though he was chained hand and foot and kept under guard, he had broken his chains and had been driven by the demon into solitary places.
30 "What is your name?" Jesus asked him. "Legion," he replied--because a great number of demons had entered into him; 30 Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" "Legion," he replied, because many demons had gone into him.
31 and they besought Him not to command them to be gone into the Bottomless Pit. 31 And they begged him repeatedly not to order them to go into the Abyss.
32 Now there was a great herd of swine there feeding on the hill-side; and the demons begged Him to give them leave to go into them, and He gave them leave. 32 A large herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside. The demons begged Jesus to let them go into them, and he gave them permission.
33 The demons came out of the man and left him, and entered into the swine; and the herd rushed violently over the cliff into the Lake and were drowned. 33 When the demons came out of the man, they went into the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned.
34 The swineherds, seeing what had happened, fled and reported it both in town and country; 34 When those tending the pigs saw what had happened, they ran off and reported this in the town and countryside,
35 whereupon the people came out to see what had happened. They came to Jesus, and they found the man from whom the demons had gone out sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind; and they were terrified. 35 and the people went out to see what had happened. When they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at Jesus' feet, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.
36 And those who had seen it told them how the demoniac was cured. 36 Those who had seen it told the people how the demon-possessed man had been cured.
37 Then the whole population of the Gerasenes and of the adjacent districts begged Him to depart from them; for their terror was great. So He went on board and returned. 37 Then all the people of the region of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them, because they were overcome with fear. So he got into the boat and left.
38 But the man from whom the demons had gone out earnestly asked permission to go with Him; but He sent him away. 38 The man from whom the demons had gone out begged to go with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying,
39 "Return home," He said, "and tell there all that God has done for you." So he went and published through the whole town all that Jesus had done for him. 39 "Return home and tell how much God has done for you." So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him.
40 Now when Jesus was returning, the people gave Him a warm welcome; for they had all been looking out for Him. 40 Now when Jesus returned, a crowd welcomed him, for they were all expecting him.
41 Just then there came a man named Jair, a Warden of the Synagogue, who threw himself at the feet of Jesus, and entreated Him to come to his house; 41 Then a man named Jairus, a ruler of the synagogue, came and fell at Jesus' feet, pleading with him to come to his house
42 for he had an only daughter, about twelve years old, and she was dying. And as He went, the dense throng crowded on Him. 42 because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying. As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him.
43 And a woman who for twelve years had been afflicted with haemorrhage--and had spent on doctors all she had, but none of them had been able to cure her-- 43 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her.
44 came close behind Him and touched the tassel of His robe; and instantly her flow of blood stopped. 44 She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.
45 "Who is it touched me?" Jesus asked. And when all denied having done so, Peter and the rest said, "Rabbi, the crowds are hemming you in and pressing on you." 45 "Who touched me?" Jesus asked. When they all denied it, Peter said, "Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you."
46 "Some one has touched me," Jesus replied, "for I feel that power has gone out from me." 46 But Jesus said, "Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me."
47 Then the woman, perceiving that she had not escaped notice, came trembling, and throwing herself down at His feet she stated before all the people the reason why she had touched Him and how she was instantly cured. 47 Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed.
48 "Daughter," said He, "your faith has cured you; go, and be at peace." 48 Then he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace."
49 While He was still speaking, some one came to the Warden of the Synagogue from his house and said, "Your daughter is dead; trouble the Rabbi no further." 49 While Jesus was still speaking, someone came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue ruler. "Your daughter is dead," he said. "Don't bother the teacher any more."
50 Jesus heard the words and said to him, "Have no fear. Only believe, and she shall be restored to life." 50 Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, "Don't be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed."
51 So He came to the house, but allowed no one to go in with Him but Peter and John and James and the girl's father and mother. 51 When he arrived at the house of Jairus, he did not let anyone go in with him except Peter, John and James, and the child's father and mother.
52 The people were all weeping aloud and beating their breasts for her; but He said, "Leave off wailing; for she is not dead, but asleep." 52 Meanwhile, all the people were wailing and mourning for her. "Stop wailing," Jesus said. "She is not dead but asleep."
53 And they jeered at Him, knowing that she was dead. 53 They laughed at him, knowing that she was dead.
54 He, however, took her by the hand and called aloud, "Child, awake!" 54 But he took her by the hand and said, "My child, get up!"
55 And her spirit returned, and instantly she stood up; and He directed them to give her some food. 55 Her spirit returned, and at once she stood up. Then Jesus told them to give her something to eat.
56 Her parents were astounded; but He forbad them to mention the matter to any one. 56 Her parents were astonished, but he ordered them not to tell anyone what had happened.