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Mark 5

MSG 1 They arrived on the other side of the sea in the country of the Gerasenes. NIV 1 They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes. MSG 2 As Jesus got out of the boat, a madman from the cemetery came up to him. NIV 2 When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an evil spirit came from the tombs to meet him. MSG 3 He lived there among the tombs and graves. No one could restrain him - he couldn't be chained, couldn't be tied down. NIV 3 This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him any more, not even with a chain. MSG 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. NIV 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. MSG 5 Night and day he roamed through the graves and the hills, screaming out and slashing himself with sharp stones. NIV 5 Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones. MSG 6 When he saw Jesus a long way off, he ran and bowed in worship before him - NIV 6 When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him. MSG 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!" NIV 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!" MSG 8 (Jesus had just commanded the tormenting evil spirit, "Out! Get out of the man!") NIV 8 For Jesus had said to him, "Come out of this man, you evil spirit!" MSG 9 Jesus asked him, "Tell me your name." NIV 9 Then Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" "My name is Legion," he replied, "for we are many." MSG 10 Then he desperately begged Jesus not to banish them from the country. NIV 10 And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area. MSG 11 A large herd of pigs was browsing and rooting on a nearby hill. NIV 11 A large herd of pigs was feeding on the nearby hillside. MSG 12 The demons begged him, "Send us to the pigs so we can live in them." NIV 12 The demons begged Jesus, "Send us among the pigs; allow us to go into them." MSG 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. NIV 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. MSG 14 Those tending the pigs, scared to death, bolted and told their story in town and country. Everyone wanted to see what had happened. NIV 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. MSG 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. NIV 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. MSG 16 Those who had seen it told the others what had happened to the demon-possessed man and the pigs. NIV 16 Those who had seen it told the people what had happened to the demon-possessed man--and told about the pigs as well. MSG 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. NIV 17 Then the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region. MSG 18 As Jesus was getting into the boat, the demon-delivered man begged to go along, NIV 18 As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him. MSG 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." NIV 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." MSG 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. NIV 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. MSG 21 After Jesus crossed over by boat, a large crowd met him at the seaside. NIV 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. MSG 22 One of the meeting-place leaders named Jairus came. When he saw Jesus, he fell to his knees, NIV 22 Then one of the synagogue rulers, named Jairus, came there. Seeing Jesus, he fell at his feet MSG 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." NIV 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." MSG 24 Jesus went with him, the whole crowd tagging along, pushing and jostling him. NIV 24 So Jesus went with him. A large crowd followed and pressed around him. MSG 25 A woman who had suffered a condition of hemorrhaging for twelve years - NIV 25 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. MSG 26 a long succession of physicians had treated her, and treated her badly, taking all her money and leaving her worse off than before - NIV 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. MSG 27 had heard about Jesus. She slipped in from behind and touched his robe. NIV 27 When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, MSG 28 She was thinking to herself, "If I can put a finger on his robe, I can get well." NIV 28 because she thought, "If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed." MSG 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. NIV 29 Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering. MSG 30 At the same moment, Jesus felt energy discharging from him. He turned around to the crowd and asked, "Who touched my robe?" NIV 30 At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, "Who touched my clothes?" MSG 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!" NIV 31 "You see the people crowding against you," his disciples answered, "and yet you can ask, 'Who touched me?' " MSG 32 But he went on asking, looking around to see who had done it. NIV 32 But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it. MSG 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. NIV 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. MSG 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." NIV 34 He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering." MSG 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?" NIV 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?" MSG 36 Jesus overheard what they were talking about and said to the leader, "Don't listen to them; just trust me." NIV 36 Ignoring what they said, Jesus told the synagogue ruler, "Don't be afraid; just believe." MSG 37 He permitted no one to go in with him except Peter, James, and John. NIV 37 He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James. MSG 38 They entered the leader's house and pushed their way through the gossips looking for a story and neighbors bringing in casseroles. NIV 38 When they came to the home of the synagogue ruler, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly. MSG 39 Jesus was abrupt: "Why all this busybody grief and gossip? This child isn't dead; she's sleeping." NIV 39 He went in and said to them, "Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep." MSG 40 Provoked to sarcasm, they told him he didn't know what he was talking about. NIV 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. MSG 41 He clasped the girl's hand and said, "Talitha koum," which means, "Little girl, get up." NIV 41 He took her by the hand and said to her, ""Talitha koum!"" (which means, "Little girl, I say to you, get up!"). MSG 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. NIV 42 Immediately the girl stood up and walked around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished. MSG 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." NIV 43 He gave strict orders not to let anyone know about this, and told them to give her something to eat.