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1 So they arrived at the other side of the lake, in the land of the Gerasenes. 1 They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes.
2 Just as Jesus was climbing from the boat, a man possessed by an evil spirit ran out from a cemetery to meet him. 2 When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an evil spirit came from the tombs to meet him.
3 This man lived among the tombs and could not be restrained, even with a chain. 3 This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him any more, not even with a chain.
4 Whenever he was put into chains and shackles -- as he often was -- he snapped the chains from his wrists and smashed the shackles. No one was strong enough to control him. 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 All day long and throughout the night, he would wander among the tombs and in the hills, screaming and hitting himself with stones. 5 Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.
6 When Jesus was still some distance away, the man saw him. He ran to meet Jesus and fell down before him. 6 When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him.
7 He gave a terrible scream, shrieking, "Why are you bothering me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? For God's sake, don't torture me!" 7 He shouted at the top of his voice, "What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? Swear to God that you won't torture me!"
8 For Jesus had already said to the spirit, "Come out of the man, you evil spirit." 8 For Jesus had said to him, "Come out of this man, you evil spirit!"
9 Then Jesus asked, "What is your name?" And the spirit replied, "Legion, because there are many of us here inside this man." 9 Then Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" "My name is Legion," he replied, "for we are many."
10 Then the spirits begged him again and again not to send them to some distant place. 10 And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area.
11 There happened to be a large herd of pigs feeding on the hillside nearby. 11 A large herd of pigs was feeding on the nearby hillside.
12 "Send us into those pigs," the evil spirits begged. 12 The demons begged Jesus, "Send us among the pigs; allow us to go into them."
13 Jesus gave them permission. So the evil spirits came out of the man and entered the pigs, and the entire herd of two thousand pigs plunged down the steep hillside into the lake, where they drowned. 13 He gave them permission, and the evil spirits came out and went into the pigs. The herd, about two thousand in number, rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned.
14 The herdsmen fled to the nearby city and the surrounding countryside, spreading the news as they ran. Everyone rushed out to see for themselves. 14 Those tending the pigs ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, and the people went out to see what had happened.
15 A crowd soon gathered around Jesus, but they were frightened when they saw the man who had been demon possessed, for he was sitting there fully clothed and perfectly sane. 15 When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.
16 Those who had seen what happened to the man and to the pigs told everyone about it, 16 Those who had seen it told the people what had happened to the demon-possessed man--and told about the pigs as well.
17 and the crowd began pleading with Jesus to go away and leave them alone. 17 Then the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region.
18 When Jesus got back into the boat, the man who had been demon possessed begged to go, too. 18 As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him.
19 But Jesus said, "No, go home to your friends, and tell them what wonderful things the Lord has done for you and how merciful he has been." 19 Jesus did not let him, but said, "Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you."
20 So the man started off to visit the Ten Towns of that region and began to tell everyone about the great things Jesus had done for him; and everyone was amazed at what he told them. 20 So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him. And all the people were amazed.
21 When Jesus went back across to the other side of the lake, a large crowd gathered around him on the shore. 21 When Jesus had again crossed over by boat to the other side of the lake, a large crowd gathered around him while he was by the lake.
22 A leader of the local synagogue, whose name was Jairus, came and fell down before him, 22 Then one of the synagogue rulers, named Jairus, came there. Seeing Jesus, he fell at his feet
23 pleading with him to heal his little daughter. "She is about to die," he said in desperation. "Please come and place your hands on her; heal her so she can live." 23 and pleaded earnestly with him, "My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live."
24 Jesus went with him, and the crowd thronged behind. 24 So Jesus went with him. A large crowd followed and pressed around him.
25 And there was a woman in the crowd who had had a hemorrhage for twelve years. 25 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years.
26 She had suffered a great deal from many doctors through the years and had spent everything she had to pay them, but she had gotten no better. In fact, she was worse. 26 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.
27 She had heard about Jesus, so she came up behind him through the crowd and touched the fringe of his robe. 27 When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak,
28 For she thought to herself, "If I can just touch his clothing, I will be healed." 28 because she thought, "If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed."
29 Immediately the bleeding stopped, and she could feel that she had been healed! 29 Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering.
30 Jesus realized at once that healing power had gone out from him, so he turned around in the crowd and asked, "Who touched my clothes?" 30 At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, "Who touched my clothes?"
31 His disciples said to him, "All this crowd is pressing around you. How can you ask, 'Who touched me?'" 31 "You see the people crowding against you," his disciples answered, "and yet you can ask, 'Who touched me?' "
32 But he kept on looking around to see who had done it. 32 But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it.
33 Then the frightened woman, trembling at the realization of what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and told him what she had done. 33 Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth.
34 And he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace. You have been healed." 34 He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering."
35 While he was still speaking to her, messengers arrived from Jairus's home with the message, "Your daughter is dead. There's no use troubling the Teacher now." 35 While Jesus was still speaking, some men came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue ruler. "Your daughter is dead," they said. "Why bother the teacher any more?"
36 But Jesus ignored their comments and said to Jairus, "Don't be afraid. Just trust me." 36 Ignoring what they said, Jesus told the synagogue ruler, "Don't be afraid; just believe."
37 Then Jesus stopped the crowd and wouldn't let anyone go with him except Peter and James and John. 37 He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James.
38 When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw the commotion and the weeping and wailing. 38 When they came to the home of the synagogue ruler, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly.
39 He went inside and spoke to the people. "Why all this weeping and commotion?" he asked. "The child isn't dead; she is only asleep." 39 He went in and said to them, "Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep."
40 The crowd laughed at him, but he told them all to go outside. Then he took the girl's father and mother and his three disciples into the room where the girl was lying. 40 But they laughed at him. After he put them all out, he took the child's father and mother and the disciples who were with him, and went in where the child was.
41 Holding her hand, he said to her, "Get up, little girl!" 41 He took her by the hand and said to her, ""Talitha koum!"" (which means, "Little girl, I say to you, get up!").
42 And the girl, who was twelve years old, immediately stood up and walked around! Her parents were absolutely overwhelmed. 42 Immediately the girl stood up and walked around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished.
43 Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone what had happened, and he told them to give her something to eat. 43 He gave strict orders not to let anyone know about this, and told them to give her something to eat.