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Luke 8

NLT 1 Soon afterward Jesus began a tour of the nearby towns and villages, preaching and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom of God. He took his twelve disciples with him, NIV 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, NLT 2 along with some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases. Among them were Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons; NIV 2 and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; NLT 3 Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s business manager; Susanna; and many others who were contributing from their own resources to support Jesus and his disciples. NIV 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. NLT 4 One day Jesus told a story in the form of a parable to a large crowd that had gathered from many towns to hear him: NIV 4 While a large crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from town after town, he told this parable: NLT 5 “A farmer went out to plant his seed. As he scattered it across his field, some seed fell on a footpath, where it was stepped on, and the birds ate it. NIV 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. NLT 6 Other seed fell among rocks. It began to grow, but the plant soon wilted and died for lack of moisture. NIV 6 Some fell on rock, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture. NLT 7 Other seed fell among thorns that grew up with it and choked out the tender plants. NIV 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants. NLT 8 Still other seed fell on fertile soil. This seed grew and produced a crop that was a hundred times as much as had been planted!” When he had said this, he called out, “Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.” NIV 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." NLT 9 His disciples asked him what this parable meant. NIV 9 His disciples asked him what this parable meant. NLT 10 He replied, “You are permitted to understand the secrets of the Kingdom of God. But I use parables to teach the others so that the Scriptures might be fulfilled: ‘When they look, they won’t really see. When they hear, they won’t understand.’ NIV 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.' NLT 11 “This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is God’s word. NIV 11 "This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God. NLT 12 The seeds that fell on the footpath represent those who hear the message, only to have the devil come and take it away from their hearts and prevent them from believing and being saved. NIV 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. NLT 13 The seeds on the rocky soil represent those who hear the message and receive it with joy. But since they don’t have deep roots, they believe for a while, then they fall away when they face temptation. NIV 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. NLT 14 The seeds that fell among the thorns represent those who hear the message, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the cares and riches and pleasures of this life. And so they never grow into maturity. NIV 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. NLT 15 And the seeds that fell on the good soil represent honest, good-hearted people who hear God’s word, cling to it, and patiently produce a huge harvest. NIV 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. NLT 16 “No one lights a lamp and then covers it with a bowl or hides it under a bed. A lamp is placed on a stand, where its light can be seen by all who enter the house. NIV 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. NLT 17 For all that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known to all. NIV 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. NLT 18 “So pay attention to how you hear. To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given. But for those who are not listening, even what they think they understand will be taken away from them.” NIV 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." NLT 19 Then Jesus’ mother and brothers came to see him, but they couldn’t get to him because of the crowd. NIV 19 Now Jesus' mother and brothers came to see him, but they were not able to get near him because of the crowd. NLT 20 Someone told Jesus, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, and they want to see you.” NIV 20 Someone told him, "Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you." NLT 21 Jesus replied, “My mother and my brothers are all those who hear God’s word and obey it.” NIV 21 He replied, "My mother and brothers are those who hear God's word and put it into practice." NLT 22 One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and started out. NIV 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. NLT 23 As they sailed across, Jesus settled down for a nap. But soon a fierce storm came down on the lake. The boat was filling with water, and they were in real danger. NIV 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. NLT 24 The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and the raging waves. Suddenly the storm stopped and all was calm. NIV 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. NLT 25 Then he asked them, “Where is your faith?” The disciples were terrified and amazed. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “When he gives a command, even the wind and waves obey him!” NIV 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." NLT 26 So they arrived in the region of the Gerasenes, across the lake from Galilee. NIV 26 They sailed to the region of the Gerasenes, which is across the lake from Galilee. NLT 27 As Jesus was climbing out of the boat, a man who was possessed by demons came out to meet him. For a long time he had been homeless and naked, living in a cemetery outside the town. NIV 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. NLT 28 As soon as he saw Jesus, he shrieked and fell down in front of him. Then he screamed, “Why are you interfering with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? Please, I beg you, don’t torture me!” NIV 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!" NLT 29 For Jesus had already commanded the evil spirit to come out of him. This spirit had often taken control of the man. Even when he was placed under guard and put in chains and shackles, he simply broke them and rushed out into the wilderness, completely under the demon’s power. NIV 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. NLT 30 Jesus demanded, “What is your name?” “Legion,” he replied, for he was filled with many demons. NIV 30 Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" "Legion," he replied, because many demons had gone into him. NLT 31 The demons kept begging Jesus not to send them into the bottomless pit. NIV 31 And they begged him repeatedly not to order them to go into the Abyss. NLT 32 There happened to be a large herd of pigs feeding on the hillside nearby, and the demons begged him to let them enter into the pigs. So Jesus gave them permission. NIV 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. NLT 33 Then the demons came out of the man and entered the pigs, and the entire herd plunged down the steep hillside into the lake and drowned. NIV 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. NLT 34 When the herdsmen saw it, they fled to the nearby town and the surrounding countryside, spreading the news as they ran. NIV 34 When those tending the pigs saw what had happened, they ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, NLT 35 People rushed out to see what had happened. A crowd soon gathered around Jesus, and they saw the man who had been freed from the demons. He was sitting at Jesus’ feet, fully clothed and perfectly sane, and they were all afraid. NIV 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. NLT 36 Then those who had seen what happened told the others how the demon-possessed man had been healed. NIV 36 Those who had seen it told the people how the demon-possessed man had been cured. NLT 37 And all the people in the region of the Gerasenes begged Jesus to go away and leave them alone, for a great wave of fear swept over them. So Jesus returned to the boat and left, crossing back to the other side of the lake. NIV 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. NLT 38 The man who had been freed from the demons begged to go with him. But Jesus sent him home, saying, NIV 38 The man from whom the demons had gone out begged to go with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, NLT 39 “No, go back to your family, and tell them everything God has done for you.” So he went all through the town proclaiming the great things Jesus had done for him. NIV 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. NLT 40 On the other side of the lake the crowds welcomed Jesus, because they had been waiting for him. NIV 40 Now when Jesus returned, a crowd welcomed him, for they were all expecting him. NLT 41 Then a man named Jairus, a leader of the local synagogue, came and fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come home with him. NIV 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 NLT 42 His only daughter, who was about twelve years old, was dying. As Jesus went with him, he was surrounded by the crowds. NIV 42 because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying. As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him. NLT 43 A woman in the crowd had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding, and she could find no cure. NIV 43 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her. NLT 44 Coming up behind Jesus, she touched the fringe of his robe. Immediately, the bleeding stopped. NIV 44 She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped. NLT 45 “Who touched me?” Jesus asked. Everyone denied it, and Peter said, “Master, this whole crowd is pressing up against you.” NIV 45 "Who touched me?" Jesus asked. When they all denied it, Peter said, "Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you." NLT 46 But Jesus said, “Someone deliberately touched me, for I felt healing power go out from me.” NIV 46 But Jesus said, "Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me." NLT 47 When the woman realized that she could not stay hidden, she began to tremble and fell to her knees in front of him. The whole crowd heard her explain why she had touched him and that she had been immediately healed. NIV 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. NLT 48 “Daughter,” he said to her, “your faith has made you well. Go in peace.” NIV 48 Then he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace." NLT 49 While he was still speaking to her, a messenger arrived from the home of Jairus, the leader of the synagogue. He told him, “Your daughter is dead. There’s no use troubling the Teacher now.” NIV 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." NLT 50 But when Jesus heard what had happened, he said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid. Just have faith, and she will be healed.” NIV 50 Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, "Don't be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed." NLT 51 When they arrived at the house, Jesus wouldn’t let anyone go in with him except Peter, John, James, and the little girl’s father and mother. NIV 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. NLT 52 The house was filled with people weeping and wailing, but he said, “Stop the weeping! She isn’t dead; she’s only asleep.” NIV 52 Meanwhile, all the people were wailing and mourning for her. "Stop wailing," Jesus said. "She is not dead but asleep." NLT 53 But the crowd laughed at him because they all knew she had died. NIV 53 They laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. NLT 54 Then Jesus took her by the hand and said in a loud voice, “My child, get up!” NIV 54 But he took her by the hand and said, "My child, get up!" NLT 55 And at that moment her life returned, and she immediately stood up! Then Jesus told them to give her something to eat. NIV 55 Her spirit returned, and at once she stood up. Then Jesus told them to give her something to eat. NLT 56 Her parents were overwhelmed, but Jesus insisted that they not tell anyone what had happened. NIV 56 Her parents were astonished, but he ordered them not to tell anyone what had happened.