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Luke 8

NRS 1 Soon afterwards he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. The twelve were 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, NRS 2 as well as some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, 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; NRS 3 and Joanna, the wife of Herod's steward Chuza, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their resources. 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. NRS 4 When a great crowd gathered and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable: NIV 4 While a large crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from town after town, he told this parable: NRS 5 "A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell on the path and was trampled on, and the birds of the air ate it up. 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. NRS 6 Some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered for lack of moisture. NIV 6 Some fell on rock, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture. NRS 7 Some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew with it and choked it. NIV 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants. NRS 8 Some fell into good soil, and when it grew, it produced a hundredfold." As he said this, he called out, "Let anyone with ears to hear listen!" 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." NRS 9 Then his disciples asked him what this parable meant. NIV 9 His disciples asked him what this parable meant. NRS 10 He said, "To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God; but to others I speak in parables, so that "looking they may not perceive, and listening they may not 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.' NRS 11 "Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. NIV 11 "This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God. NRS 12 The ones on the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be 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. NRS 13 The ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy. But these have no root; they believe only for a while and in a time of testing fall away. 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. NRS 14 As for what fell among the thorns, these are the ones who hear; but as they go on their way, they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature. 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. NRS 15 But as for that in the good soil, these are the ones who, when they hear the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patient endurance. 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. NRS 16 "No one after lighting a lamp hides it under a jar, or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a lampstand, so that those who enter may see the light. 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. NRS 17 For nothing is hidden that will not be disclosed, nor is anything secret that will not become known and come to light. 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. NRS 18 Then pay attention to how you listen; for to those who have, more will be given; and from those who do not have, even what they seem to have will be taken away." 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." NRS 19 Then his mother and his brothers came to him, but they could not reach 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. NRS 20 And he was told, "Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you." NIV 20 Someone told him, "Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you." NRS 21 But he said to them, "My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it." NIV 21 He replied, "My mother and brothers are those who hear God's word and put it into practice." NRS 22 One day he got into a boat with his disciples, and he said to them, "Let us go across to the other side of the lake." So they put 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. NRS 23 and while they were sailing he fell asleep. A windstorm swept down on the lake, and the boat was filling with water, and they were in 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. NRS 24 They went to him and woke him up, shouting, "Master, Master, we are perishing!" And he woke up and rebuked the wind and the raging waves; they ceased, and there was a 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. NRS 25 He said to them, "Where is your faith?" They were afraid and amazed, and said to one another, "Who then is this, that he commands even the winds and the water, and they 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." NRS 26 Then they arrived at the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. NIV 26 They sailed to the region of the Gerasenes, which is across the lake from Galilee. NRS 27 As he stepped out on land, a man of the city who had demons met him. For a long time he had worn no clothes, and he did not live in a house but in the tombs. 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. NRS 28 When he saw Jesus, he fell down before him and shouted at the top of his voice, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment 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!" NRS 29 for Jesus had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many times it had seized him; he was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, but he would break the bonds and be driven by the demon into the wilds.) 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. NRS 30 Jesus then asked him, "What is your name?" He said, "Legion"; for many demons had entered him. NIV 30 Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" "Legion," he replied, because many demons had gone into him. NRS 31 They begged him not to order them to go back into the abyss. NIV 31 And they begged him repeatedly not to order them to go into the Abyss. NRS 32 Now there on the hillside a large herd of swine was feeding; and the demons begged Jesus to let them enter these. So he 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. NRS 33 Then the demons came out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was 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. NRS 34 When the swineherds saw what had happened, they ran off and told it in the city and in the country. NIV 34 When those tending the pigs saw what had happened, they ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, NRS 35 Then people came out to see what had happened, and when they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons had gone sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind. And they were 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. NRS 36 Those who had seen it told them how the one who had been possessed by demons had been healed. NIV 36 Those who had seen it told the people how the demon-possessed man had been cured. NRS 37 Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them; for they were seized with great fear. So he got into the boat and returned. 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. NRS 38 The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him; but Jesus sent him away, saying, NIV 38 The man from whom the demons had gone out begged to go with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, NRS 39 "Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you." So he went away, proclaiming throughout the city how much 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. NRS 40 Now when Jesus returned, the crowd welcomed him, for they were all waiting for him. NIV 40 Now when Jesus returned, a crowd welcomed him, for they were all expecting him. NRS 41 Just then there came a man named Jairus, a leader of the synagogue. He fell at Jesus' feet and begged him to come to his house, 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 NRS 42 for he had an only daughter, about twelve years old, who was dying. As he went, the crowds pressed in on him. NIV 42 because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying. As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him. NRS 43 Now there was a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years; and though she had spent all she had on physicians, no one could cure her. NIV 43 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her. NRS 44 She came up behind him and touched the fringe of his clothes, and immediately her hemorrhage stopped. NIV 44 She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped. NRS 45 Then Jesus asked, "Who touched me?" When all denied it, Peter said, "Master, the crowds surround you and press in on you." NIV 45 "Who touched me?" Jesus asked. When they all denied it, Peter said, "Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you." NRS 46 But Jesus said, "Someone touched me; for I noticed that power had gone out from me." NIV 46 But Jesus said, "Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me." NRS 47 When the woman saw that she could not remain hidden, she came trembling; and falling down before him, she declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched him, and how 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. NRS 48 He said to her, "Daughter, 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." NRS 49 While he was still speaking, someone came from the leader's house to say, "Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the teacher any longer." 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." NRS 50 When Jesus heard this, he replied, "Do not fear. Only believe, and she will be saved." NIV 50 Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, "Don't be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed." NRS 51 When he came to the house, he did not allow anyone to enter with him, except Peter, John, and James, and the child'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. NRS 52 They were all weeping and wailing for her; but he said, "Do not weep; for she is not dead but sleeping." NIV 52 Meanwhile, all the people were wailing and mourning for her. "Stop wailing," Jesus said. "She is not dead but asleep." NRS 53 And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. NIV 53 They laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. NRS 54 But he took her by the hand and called out, "Child, get up!" NIV 54 But he took her by the hand and said, "My child, get up!" NRS 55 Her spirit returned, and she got up at once. Then he directed 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. NRS 56 Her parents were astounded; but he ordered them to tell no one what had happened. NIV 56 Her parents were astonished, but he ordered them not to tell anyone what had happened.