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1 They arrived on the other side of the sea in the country of the Gerasenes. 1 They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes.
2 As Jesus got out of the boat, a madman from the cemetery came up to him. 2 When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an evil spirit came from the tombs to meet him.
3 He lived there among the tombs and graves. No one could restrain him - he couldn't be chained, couldn't be tied down. 3 This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him any more, not even with a chain.
4 He had been tied up many times with chains and ropes, but he broke the chains, snapped the ropes. No one was strong enough to tame 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 Night and day he roamed through the graves and the hills, screaming out and slashing himself with sharp stones. 5 Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.
6 When he saw Jesus a long way off, he ran and bowed in worship before him - 6 When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him.
7 then bellowed in protest, "What business do you have, Jesus, Son of the High God, messing with me? I swear to God, don't give me a hard time!" 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 (Jesus had just commanded the tormenting evil spirit, "Out! Get out of the man!") 8 For Jesus had said to him, "Come out of this man, you evil spirit!"
9 Jesus asked him, "Tell me your name." 9 Then Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" "My name is Legion," he replied, "for we are many."
10 Then he desperately begged Jesus not to banish them from the country. 10 And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area.
11 A large herd of pigs was browsing and rooting on a nearby hill. 11 A large herd of pigs was feeding on the nearby hillside.
12 The demons begged him, "Send us to the pigs so we can live in them." 12 The demons begged Jesus, "Send us among the pigs; allow us to go into them."
13 Jesus gave the order. But it was even worse for the pigs than for the man. Crazed, they stampeded over a cliff into the sea and 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 Those tending the pigs, scared to death, bolted and told their story in town and country. Everyone wanted to see what had happened. 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 They came up to Jesus and saw the madman sitting there wearing decent clothes and making sense, no longer a walking madhouse of a man. 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 it told the others what had happened to the demon-possessed man and the pigs. 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 At first they were in awe - and then they were upset, upset over the drowned pigs. They demanded that Jesus leave and not come back. 17 Then the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region.
18 As Jesus was getting into the boat, the demon-delivered man begged to go along, 18 As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him.
19 but he wouldn't let him. Jesus said, "Go home to your own people. Tell them your story - what the Master did, how he had mercy on you." 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 The man went back and began to preach in the Ten Towns area about what Jesus had done for him. He was the talk of the town. 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 After Jesus crossed over by boat, a large crowd met him at the seaside. 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 One of the meeting-place leaders named Jairus came. When he saw Jesus, he fell to his knees, 22 Then one of the synagogue rulers, named Jairus, came there. Seeing Jesus, he fell at his feet
23 beside himself as he begged, "My dear daughter is at death's door. Come and lay hands on her so she will get well and 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, the whole crowd tagging along, pushing and jostling him. 24 So Jesus went with him. A large crowd followed and pressed around him.
25 A woman who had suffered a condition of hemorrhaging for twelve years - 25 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years.
26 a long succession of physicians had treated her, and treated her badly, taking all her money and leaving her worse off than before - 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 had heard about Jesus. She slipped in from behind and touched his robe. 27 When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak,
28 She was thinking to herself, "If I can put a finger on his robe, I can get well." 28 because she thought, "If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed."
29 The moment she did it, the flow of blood dried up. She could feel the change and knew her plague was over and done with. 29 Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering.
30 At the same moment, Jesus felt energy discharging from him. He turned around to the crowd and asked, "Who touched my robe?" 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, "What are you talking about? With this crowd pushing and jostling you, you're asking, 'Who touched me?' Dozens have touched you!" 31 "You see the people crowding against you," his disciples answered, "and yet you can ask, 'Who touched me?' "
32 But he went on asking, looking around to see who had done it. 32 But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it.
33 The woman, knowing what had happened, knowing she was the one, stepped up in fear and trembling, knelt before him, and gave him the whole story. 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 Jesus said to her, "Daughter, you took a risk of faith, and now you're healed and whole. Live well, live blessed! Be healed of your plague." 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 talking, some people came from the leader's house and told him, "Your daughter is dead. Why bother the Teacher any more?" 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 Jesus overheard what they were talking about and said to the leader, "Don't listen to them; just trust me." 36 Ignoring what they said, Jesus told the synagogue ruler, "Don't be afraid; just believe."
37 He permitted no one to go in with him except Peter, James, and John. 37 He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James.
38 They entered the leader's house and pushed their way through the gossips looking for a story and neighbors bringing in casseroles. 38 When they came to the home of the synagogue ruler, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly.
39 Jesus was abrupt: "Why all this busybody grief and gossip? This child isn't dead; she's sleeping." 39 He went in and said to them, "Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep."
40 Provoked to sarcasm, they told him he didn't know what he was talking about. 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 He clasped the girl's hand and said, "Talitha koum," which means, "Little girl, get up." 41 He took her by the hand and said to her, ""Talitha koum!"" (which means, "Little girl, I say to you, get up!").
42 At that, she was up and walking around! This girl was twelve years of age. They, of course, were all beside themselves with joy. 42 Immediately the girl stood up and walked around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished.
43 He gave them strict orders that no one was to know what had taken place in that room. Then he said, "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.