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what was done, and came to Jesus, and found the man out of whom the demons were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus clothed, and in his right mind :* and they were afraid. 36 They also who saw it, told them by what means he that was possessed of the demons was healed.
37 Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about, besought him to depart from them for they were seized with great fear. And he went into the ship, and 38 returned back again. Now the man out of whom the demons were departed, besought him that he might be with him. But Jesus 39 sent him away, saying, Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done for thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city, what great things Jesus had done unto him. And 40 it came to pass, that when Jesus was returned, the people welcomed him, for they were all waiting for him.
And behold, there came a man named Jairus, who was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus' feet, and besought him 42 that he would come into his house: For he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay dying.
But as he went, the people thronged him. And a woman, having an issue of blood twelve years, who had spent all her living upon
The description shews that this man had been distracted, or afflicted with raving insanity.
physicians, and could not be healed of any, 44 came behind him, and touched the border of his garment and immediately her issue of 45 blood staunched. And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter, and they that were with him, said, Master, the multitude throng and press thee, and 46 sayest thou, Who touched me? And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I per47 ceive that virtue is gone out of me.*
when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, 48 and how she was healed immediately. And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort thy faith hath made thee whole: go in peace.
While he yet spake, one came from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead: trouble not the master. 50 But when Jesus heard it, he answered him,
saying, Fear not believe only, and she shall 51 be made whole. And when he came into the
house, he suffered no man to go in, but Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the 52 mother of the maiden. And all wept, and
bewaled her but he said, Weep not she is 53 not dead, but sleepeth. And they derided 54 him, knowing that she was dead. And he
put them all out, and took her by the hand, 55 and called, saying, Maid, arise. And her
* That is, his healing power or virtue. See chap. v. 14.
spirit came again, and she arose immediately: 56 and he commanded to give her food. And her parents were astonished: but he charged them that they should tell no man what was done.
THEN he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority 2 over all demons, and to cure diseases.
And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, 3 and to heal the sick. And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; nei4 ther have two coats apiece. And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence 5 depart. And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet, for a testimony against 6 them. And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.
Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him; and he was perplexed, because some said that John was risen from 8 the dead; and some, that Elias had appeared; and others, that one of the old prophets was 9 risen again. And Herod said, John I have beheaded but who is this of whom I hear such things? and he desired to see him.
And the apostles, when they were returned, told him of all they had done. And he took
them, and went aside privately into a desert place, belonging to the city called Bethsaida. 11 And the people, when they knew it, followed him and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them 12 who had need of healing. And when the day began to wear away, the twelve came and said unto him, Send away the multitude, that they may go into the towns and country round about, and lodge, and get victuals: for 13 we are here in a desert place. But he said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they said, We have no more but five loaves and two fishes; except we should go and buy 14 meat for all this people. For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a com15 pany. And they did so, and made them all 16 sit down. Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed God, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude. 17 And they did eat, and were all filled and there was taken up of fragments that remained twelve baskets.
And it came to pass, as he was apart praying with his disciples, he asked them, saying, 19 Who do the people say that I am? They answering, said, John the Baptist; but some say, Elijah; and others say, that one of the old pro20 phets is risen again. He said unto them, But who say ye that I am? Peter answering,
That is, he blessed God for them. See Mark, viii. 6.
21 said, The Christ of God.*
And he strictly
charged them, and commanded them to tell no 22 man that thing, saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and chief priests, and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day.
And he said unto them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take 24 up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life, shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the 25 same shall save it. For what is a man profit
ed if he gain the whole world, and be lost 26 himself, or cast away? For whosoever shall be ashamed of me, and of my words, of him will the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in that of his Father, 27 and of the holy angels. But I tell you of a truth, there are some standing here, who shall not taste of death till they see the kingdom of God.t
And it came to pass about eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up to a mountain to pray. 29 And as he prayed, the appearance of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white 30 and glittering. And behold there talked with
him two men, who were Moses and Elias : 31 Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jeru
That is, the anointed, the Messiah.
The kingdom of God, or gospel dispensation, was fully established after the ascension of Christ, and of the gifts of the holy Spirit,