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1 And it happened that {afterward} also he was going about from [one] town and village [to another] preaching and proclaiming the good news concerning the kingdom of God, and 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 some women who had been healed of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (who was called Magdalene), from whom seven demons had gone out, 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 household manager), and Susanna, and many others who were helping to support them from their possessions. 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 [while] a large crowd was gathering and [they] were going to him from town [after town], he spoke by means of a parable: 4 While a large crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from town after town, he told this parable:
5 "The sower went out to sow his seed, and while he was sowing, {some seed} fell on the side of the path and was trampled under foot, and the birds of the sky devoured it. 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 And other [seed] fell on the rock, and [when it] came up, it withered, because it did not have moisture. 6 Some fell on rock, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture.
7 And other [seed] fell in the midst of the thorn plants, and the thorn plants grew up with [it] [and] choked it. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants.
8 And other [seed] fell on the good soil, and [when it] came up, it produced a hundred times as much grain." [As he] said these [things], he called out, "The one who has ears to hear, let him hear!" 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 And his disciples asked him what this parable meant. 9 His disciples asked him what this parable meant.
10 And he said, "To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest [they are] in parables, so that 'Seeing they may not see, and hearing they may 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 Now the parable means this: the seed is the word of God, 11 "This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God.
12 and those beside the path are the ones who have heard. Then the devil comes and takes away the word from their heart, so that they may not 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 And those on the rock [are those] who receive the word with joy when they hear [it], and these do not have [enough] root, who believe for a time and in a time of testing 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 And the [seed] that fell into the thorn plants--these are the ones who hear and [as they] go along are choked by the worries and riches and pleasures of life, and they do not bear fruit to maturity. 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 the [seed] on the good soil--these are the ones who, [after] hearing the word, hold fast to [it] with a noble and good heart, and bear fruit with patient endurance. 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 "And no one, [after] lighting a lamp, covers it with a jar or puts [it] under a bed, but puts [it] on a lampstand, so that those who come in can 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 For nothing is secret that will not become evident, and nothing hidden that will never be known and come to light. 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 Therefore consider how you listen, for whoever has, to him [more] will be given, and whoever does not have, even what he thinks [that he] has will 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 Now his mother and brothers came to him, and they were not able to meet with him because of 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 And it was reported to him, "Your mother and your brothers are standing outside wanting to see you." 20 Someone told him, "Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you."
21 But he answered [and] said to them, "These are my mother and my brothers--the ones who hear the word of God and do [it]. 21 He replied, "My mother and brothers are those who hear God's word and put it into practice."
22 Now it happened that on one of the days both he and his disciples got into a boat, and he said to them, "Let us cross over to the other side of the lake." And 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 and [as] they were sailing, he fell asleep. And a storm of wind came down on the lake, and they were being swamped and were in danger. 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 And they came [and] woke him up, saying, "Master, master! We are perishing!" So he got up [and] rebuked the wind and the billowing waves of water and they ceased, and it became 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 And he said to them, "Where [is] your faith?" But they were afraid [and] were astonished, saying to one another, "Who then is this, that he commands even the winds and the water 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 And they sailed to the region of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. 26 They sailed to the region of the Gerasenes, which is across the lake from Galilee.
27 And [as] he got out on the land, a certain man from the town met [him] who had demons and for a considerable time had not worn clothes and did not live in a house, but among 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 And [when he] saw Jesus, he cried out, fell down before him, and said with a loud voice, "{What do I have to do with you}, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me!" 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 he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For it had seized him many times, and he was bound with chains and shackles [and] was guarded, and breaking the bonds he would be driven by the demon into the deserted places.) 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 So Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Legion," because many 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 began imploring him that he would not order them to depart into the abyss. 31 And they begged him repeatedly not to order them to go into the Abyss.
32 Now there was a large herd of pigs feeding there on the hill, and they implored him that he would permit them to enter into those [pigs]. And he permitted them. 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 So the demons came out of the man [and] entered into the pigs, and the herd rushed headlong down the steep slope 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 And [when] the herdsmen saw what had happened, they fled and reported [it] in the town and in the countryside. 34 When those tending the pigs saw what had happened, they ran off and reported this in the town and countryside,
35 So they went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus and found the man from whom the demons had gone out sitting [there] clothed and in his right mind, at the feet of Jesus, and they were afraid. 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] reported to them how the man who had been demon-possessed had been healed. 36 Those who had seen it told the people how the demon-possessed man had been cured.
37 And all the people of the surrounding region of the Gerasenes asked him to depart from them, because they had been seized with great fear. So he got into the boat [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 And the man from who the demons had gone out was begging him to stay with him, but he sent him away, saying, 38 The man from whom the demons had gone out begged to go with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying,
39 "Return to your home and tell all that God has done for you." And he went away, proclaiming throughout 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 returned, the crowd welcomed him, because they were all waiting for him. 40 Now when Jesus returned, a crowd welcomed him, for they were all expecting him.
41 And behold, a man {who was named} Jairus came, and this man was a ruler of the synagogue. And he fell down at the feet of Jesus [and] began imploring 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 because {he had} an only daughter, about twelve years [old], and she was dying. Now as he was going, the crowds were pressing against 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 was {suffering from hemorrhages} for twelve years (who, [although she] had spent all [her] assets on physicians, was not able to be healed by anyone) 43 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her.
44 came up behind [him] [and] touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately {her hemorrhaging} stopped. 44 She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.
45 And Jesus said, "Who [is] the one who touched me?" And [when they] all denied [it], Peter said, "Master, the crowds are pressing you hard and crowding [you]!" 45 "Who touched me?" Jesus asked. When they all denied it, Peter said, "Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you."
46 But Jesus said, "Someone touched me, because I know power has gone out from me." 46 But Jesus said, "Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me."
47 And [when] the woman saw that she did not escape notice, she came trembling and falling down before him. In the presence of all the people, she told for what reason she had touched him, and that she was healed immediately. 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 And he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has saved you. Go in peace." 48 Then he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace."
49 [While] he was still speaking, someone came from the synagogue ruler's [house], saying, "Your daughter is dead! Trouble the Teacher no longer!" 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 But Jesus, [when he] heard [this], replied to him, "Do not be afraid! Only believe, and she will be healed." 50 Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, "Don't be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed."
51 Now [when he] came to the house, he did not allow anyone to enter with him except Peter and John and James and the father and mother of the child. 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 And they were all weeping and mourning for her, but he said, "Do not weep! For she is not dead, but is sleeping." 52 Meanwhile, all the people were wailing and mourning for her. "Stop wailing," Jesus said. "She is not dead but asleep."
53 And they began laughing at him, [because they] knew that she was dead. 53 They laughed at him, knowing that she was dead.
54 But he took her hand [and] called, saying, "Child, get up." 54 But he took her by the hand and said, "My child, get up!"
55 And her spirit returned, and she got up immediately, and he ordered [something] to be given to her to eat. 55 Her spirit returned, and at once she stood up. Then Jesus told them to give her something to eat.
56 And her parents were astonished, but he ordered them to tell no one what had happened. 56 Her parents were astonished, but he ordered them not to tell anyone what had happened.