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Luke 8

ESV 1 Soon afterward he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with him, MSG 1 He continued according to plan, traveled to town after town, village after village, preaching God's kingdom, spreading the Message. The Twelve were with him. ESV 2 and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, MSG 2 There were also some women in their company who had been healed of various evil afflictions and illnesses: Mary, the one called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out; ESV 3 and Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod's household manager, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their means. MSG 3 Joanna, wife of Chuza, Herod's manager; and Susanna - along with many others who used their considerable means to provide for the company. ESV 4 And when a great crowd was gathering and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable: MSG 4 As they went from town to town, a lot of people joined in and traveled along. He addressed them, using this story: ESV 5 "A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell along the path and was trampled underfoot, and the birds of the air devoured it. MSG 5 "A farmer went out to sow his seed. Some of it fell on the road; it was tramped down and the birds ate it. ESV 6 And some fell on the rock, and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. MSG 6 Other seed fell in the gravel; it sprouted, but withered because it didn't have good roots. ESV 7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up with it and choked it. MSG 7 Other seed fell in the weeds; the weeds grew with it and strangled it. ESV 8 And some fell into good soil and grew and yielded a hundredfold." As he said these things, he called out, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear." MSG 8 Other seed fell in rich earth and produced a bumper crop. "Are you listening to this? Really listening?" ESV 9 And when his disciples asked him what this parable meant, MSG 9 His disciples asked, "Why did you tell this story?" ESV 10 he said, "To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God, but for others they are in parables, so that 'seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.' MSG 10 He said, "You've been given insight into God's kingdom - you know how it works. There are others who need stories. But even with stories some of them aren't going to get it: Their eyes are open but don't see a thing, Their ears are open but don't hear a thing. ESV 11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. MSG 11 "This story is about some of those people. The seed is the Word of God. ESV 12 The ones along 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. MSG 12 The seeds on the road are those who hear the Word, but no sooner do they hear it than the Devil snatches it from them so they won't believe and be saved. ESV 13 And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy. But these have no root; they believe for a while, and in time of testing fall away. MSG 13 "The seeds in the gravel are those who hear with enthusiasm, but the enthusiasm doesn't go very deep. It's only another fad, and the moment there's trouble it's gone. ESV 14 And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those 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. MSG 14 "And the seed that fell in the weeds - well, these are the ones who hear, but then the seed is crowded out and nothing comes of it as they go about their lives worrying about tomorrow, making money, and having fun. ESV 15 As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience. MSG 15 "But the seed in the good earth - these are the good-hearts who seize the Word and hold on no matter what, sticking with it until there's a harvest. ESV 16 "No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a jar or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light. MSG 16 "No one lights a lamp and then covers it with a washtub or shoves it under the bed. No, you set it up on a lamp stand so those who enter the room can see their way. ESV 17 For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light. MSG 17 We're not keeping secrets; we're telling them. We're not hiding things; we're bringing everything out into the open. ESV 18 Take care then how you hear, for to the one who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he thinks that he has will be taken away." MSG 18 So be careful that you don't become misers of what you hear. Generosity begets generosity. Stinginess impoverishes." ESV 19 Then his mother and his brothers came to him, but they could not reach him because of the crowd. MSG 19 His mother and brothers showed up but couldn't get through to him because of the crowd. ESV 20 And he was told, "Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see you." MSG 20 He was given the message, "Your mother and brothers are standing outside wanting to see you." ESV 21 But he answered them, "My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it." MSG 21 He replied, "My mother and brothers are the ones who hear and do God's Word. Obedience is thicker than blood." ESV 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 set out, MSG 22 One day he and his disciples got in a boat. "Let's cross the lake," he said. And off they went. ESV 23 and as they sailed he fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water and were in danger. MSG 23 It was smooth sailing, and he fell asleep. A terrific storm came up suddenly on the lake. Water poured in, and they were about to capsize. ESV 24 And they went and woke him, saying, "Master, Master, we are perishing!" And he awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging waves, and they ceased, and there was a calm. MSG 24 They woke Jesus: "Master, Master, we're going to drown!" Getting to his feet, he told the wind, "Silence!" and the waves, "Quiet down!" They did it. The lake became smooth as glass. ESV 25 He said to them, "Where is your faith?" And they were afraid, and they marveled, saying to one another, "Who then is this, that he commands even winds and water, and they obey him?" MSG 25 Then he said to his disciples, "Why can't you trust me?" They were in absolute awe, staggered and stammering, "Who is this, anyway? He calls out to the winds and sea, and they do what he tells them!" ESV 26 Then they sailed to the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. MSG 26 They sailed on to the country of the Gerasenes, directly opposite Galilee. ESV 27 When Jesus had stepped out on land, there met him a man from the city who had demons. For a long time he had worn no clothes, and he had not lived in a house but among the tombs. MSG 27 As he stepped out onto land, a madman from town met him; he was a victim of demons. He hadn't worn clothes for a long time, nor lived at home; he lived in the cemetery. ESV 28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him and said with a loud voice, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me." MSG 28 When he saw Jesus he screamed, fell before him, and bellowed, "What business do you have messing with me? You're Jesus, Son of the High God, but don't give me a hard time!" ESV 29 For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many a time 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 desert.) MSG 29 (The man said this because Jesus had started to order the unclean spirit out of him.) Time after time the demon threw the man into convulsions. He had been placed under constant guard and tied with chains and shackles, but crazed and driven wild by the demon, he would shatter the bonds. ESV 30 Jesus then asked him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Legion," for many demons had entered him. MSG 30 Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" ESV 31 And they begged him not to command them to depart into the abyss. MSG 31 And they begged Jesus desperately not to order them to the bottomless pit. ESV 32 Now a large herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside, and they begged him to let them enter these. So he gave them permission. MSG 32 A large herd of pigs was browsing and rooting on a nearby hill. The demons begged Jesus to order them into the pigs. He gave the order. ESV 33 Then the demons came out of the man and entered the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned. MSG 33 It was even worse for the pigs than for the man. Crazed, they stampeded over a cliff into the lake and drowned. ESV 34 When the herdsmen saw what had happened, they fled and told it in the city and in the country. MSG 34 Those tending the pigs, scared to death, bolted and told their story in town and country. ESV 35 Then people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus and 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. MSG 35 People went out to see what had happened. They came to Jesus and found the man from whom the demons had been sent, sitting there at Jesus' feet, wearing decent clothes and making sense. It was a holy moment, and for a short time they were more reverent than curious. ESV 36 And those who had seen it told them how the demon-possessed man had been healed. MSG 36 Then those who had seen it happen told how the demoniac had been saved. ESV 37 Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes asked him to depart from them, for they were seized with great fear. So he got into the boat and returned. MSG 37 Later, a great many people from the Gerasene countryside got together and asked Jesus to leave - too much change, too fast, and they were scared. So Jesus got back in the boat and set off. ESV 38 The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, MSG 38 The man whom he had delivered from the demons asked to go with him, but he sent him back, saying, ESV 39 "Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you." And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him. MSG 39 "Go home and tell everything God did in you." So he went back and preached all over town everything Jesus had done in him. ESV 40 Now when Jesus returned, the crowd welcomed him, for they were all waiting for him. MSG 40 On his return, Jesus was welcomed by a crowd. They were all there expecting him. ESV 41 And there came a man named Jairus, who was a ruler of the synagogue. And falling at Jesus' feet, he implored him to come to his house, MSG 41 A man came up, Jairus by name. He was president of the meeting place. He fell at Jesus' feet and begged him to come to his home ESV 42 for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. As Jesus went, the people pressed around him. MSG 42 because his twelve-year-old daughter, his only child, was dying. Jesus went with him, making his way through the pushing, jostling crowd. ESV 43 And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, and though she had spent all her living on physicians, she could not be healed by anyone. MSG 43 In the crowd that day there was a woman who for twelve years had been afflicted with hemorrhages. She had spent every penny she had on doctors but not one had been able to help her. ESV 44 She came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment, and immediately her discharge of blood ceased. MSG 44 She slipped in from behind and touched the edge of Jesus' robe. At that very moment her hemorrhaging stopped. ESV 45 And Jesus said, "Who was it that touched me?" When all denied it, Peter said, "Master, the crowds surround you and are pressing in on you!" MSG 45 Jesus said, "Who touched me?" When no one stepped forward, Peter said, "But Master, we've got crowds of people on our hands. Dozens have touched you." ESV 46 But Jesus said, "Someone touched me, for I perceive that power has gone out from me." MSG 46 Jesus insisted, "Someone touched me. I felt power discharging from me." ESV 47 And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before him declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched him, and how she had been immediately healed. MSG 47 When the woman realized that she couldn't remain hidden, she knelt trembling before him. In front of all the people, she blurted out her story - why she touched him and how at that same moment she was healed. ESV 48 And he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace." MSG 48 Jesus said, "Daughter, you took a risk trusting me, and now you're healed and whole. Live well, live blessed!" ESV 49 While he was still speaking, someone from the ruler's house came and said, "Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher any more." MSG 49 While he was still talking, someone from the leader's house came up and told him, "Your daughter died. No need now to bother the Teacher." ESV 50 But Jesus on hearing this answered him, "Do not fear; only believe, and she will be well." MSG 50 Jesus overheard and said, "Don't be upset. Just trust me and everything will be all right." ESV 51 And when he came to the house, he allowed no one to enter with him, except Peter and John and James, and the father and mother of the child. MSG 51 Going into the house, he wouldn't let anyone enter with him except Peter, John, James, and the child's parents. ESV 52 And all were weeping and mourning for her, but he said, "Do not weep, for she is not dead but sleeping." MSG 52 Everyone was crying and carrying on over her. Jesus said, "Don't cry. She didn't die; she's sleeping." ESV 53 And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. MSG 53 They laughed at him. They knew she was dead. ESV 54 But taking her by the hand he called, saying, "Child, arise." MSG 54 Then Jesus, gripping her hand, called, "My dear child, get up." ESV 55 And her spirit returned, and she got up at once. And he directed that something should be given her to eat. MSG 55 She was up in an instant, up and breathing again! He told them to give her something to eat. ESV 56 And her parents were amazed, but he charged them to tell no one what had happened. MSG 56 Her parents were ecstatic, but Jesus warned them to keep quiet. "Don't tell a soul what happened in this room."

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