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9' man, thou unclean spirit.) And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, 10 My name is Legion; for we are many. And he besought him much, that he would not 11 send them away out of the country. Now there was there, nigh unto the mountains, a 12 great herd of swine feeding. And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the 13 swine, that we may enter into them. And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine; and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea (they were about two 14 thousand) and were choked in the sea. And

they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out 15. to see what it was that was done. And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion,* sitting and clothed, and in his right mind; and they were 16 afraid. And they that saw it, told them how

it befel to him that was possessed with the 17 devil, and also concerning the swine. And

they began to pray him to depart out of their 18 coasts. And when he was come into the ship,

he that had been possessed with the devil 19 prayed him, that he might be with him. Howbeit, Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, 20 and hath had compassion on thee. And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis

* This is wanting in many manuscripts.


how great things Jesus had done for him: and 21 all wondered. And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him and he was 22 nigh unto the sea. And behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his 23 feet, and besought him earnestly, saying, My

little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee come and lay thy hands on her, that. 24 she may be healed; and she shall live. And

Jesus went with him; and much people fol25 lowed him, and thronged him. And a cer

tain woman who had an issue of blood twelve 26 years, and had suffered many things of many

physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was not recovering, but rather grew worse, 27 when she had heard of Jesus, came in the 28 crowd behind, and touched his garment. For she said, if I may touch but his clothes, I 29 shall be whole. And straightway the fountain

of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. 30 And Jesus immediately, knowing in himself

that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the crowd, and said, Who touched 31 my clothes? And his disciples said unto

him, Thou seest the multitude throng thee, 32 and sayest thou, Who touched me? And he

looked round about, to see her that had done 33 this thing. But the woman fearing and tremb

ling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the 34 truth. And he said unto her, Daughter, thy

faith hath made thee whole: go in peace, and 35 be whole of thy plague. While he yet spake, there came some from the ruler of the synagogue's house, who said, Thy daughter is dead; why troublest thou the Master any 36 further? As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the 37 synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe. And

he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, 38 and James, and John the brother of James; and he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them 39 that wept and wailed greatly. And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, 40 but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn but when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in 41 where the damsel was lying. And he took

the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, 42 Damsel (I say unto thee) arise. And imme

diately the damsel arose, and walked for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were 43 greatly astonished. And he charged them strictly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.



AND he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow

2 ed him. And when the sabbath-day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought 3 by his hands? Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James and Joses, and of Juda and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended 4 in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house. 5 And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick people, 6 and healed them And he marvelled because And he went round about

of their unbelief.
the villages teaching.

7 And he calleth unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits; 8 and commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse: 9 But be shod with sandals; and not put on 10 two coats. And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter into an house, there 11 abide till ye depart from that place. And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet, for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of 12 judgment, than for that city. And they went

out, and preached that men should repent. 13 And they cast out many devils,* and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them. 14 Now king Herod heard of him (for his name

was spread abroad) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore 15 mighty works are exhibited by him. Others

said, That it is Elijah. And others said, That '16 it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets. But

when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead. 17 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife for he 18 had married her. For John had said unto

Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy 19 brother's wife. Therefore Herodias had a

quarrel against him, and would have killed 20 him; but she could not. For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man, and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him 21 gladly. And when a convenient day was

come, that Herod on his birth-day made a supper to his lords, captains, and chief officers 22 of Galilee; and when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod, and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever 23 thou wilt, and I will give it thee. And he

* Does it seem that the Jews considered those infected with uncommon diseases of leprosy, and mental derangement, as possessions.

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