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neither any thing hid that shall not be known, 18 and come abroad. Take heed therefore how ye hear for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken, even that which he seemeth to have.
Then came to him his mother and his brethren, and could not come near him for the 20 crowd. And it was told him by some, who said, Thy mother and thy brethren stand with21 out, desiring to see thee. And he answered and said unto them, My mother and by brethren are they who hear the word of God and do it.*
Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake; and they launched forth. 23 But as they sailed, he fell asleep and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopar24 dy. And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, Master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind, and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm. 25 And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid, wondered, saying one to another, What sort of man is this? for he commandeth the winds and water even, and they obey him.
And they arrived at the country of the Gada
* Christ was possessed of the tenderest affections, yet he was not to be prevented from the great business he came to perform by any considerations of sympathy or friendship.
27 renes, which is over against Galilee. And when he went forth to land, there met him out of, the city a certain man who had demons* long time, and wore no clothes, neither abode 28 in any house, but in the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I beseech thee torment me 29 not. (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For often it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters: and he brake the bands, and was driven by the demon into the 30 wilderness.) And Jesus asked him, saying,
What is thy name? And he said, Legion : because many demons were entered into him. 31 And they besought him, that he would not command them to go out into the deep. 32 And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into 33 them. And he permitted them. Then the demons went out of the man, and entered into the swine and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choaked.† 34 When they that fed them saw what was done,
they fled, and went and told it in the city and 35 in the country. Then they went out to see
*All critics agree in rendering this word demons. When the devil is meant, it is diabolos.
+ The Jews were forbidden to eat swine: yet it appears they kept them. Our Savior caused them to be destroyed as a reproof for their disobedience.
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.* And 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 ehap. 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.
1 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.
7 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