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Marcos 5

1 Then they crossed the sea, and came into the country of the Gadarenes.

2 He was no sooner gone ashore, than there met him a man coming from the monuments, possessed of an unclean spirit,

3 who made his abode in the tombs; and no man could confine him, not even with chains,

4 and broken the fetters, so that no person was able to tame him.

5 He was continually, night and day, in the mountains, and in the tombs, howling, and cutting himself with flints.

6 But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran, and prostrating himself before him,

7 cried out, What hast thou to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I conjure thee by God not to torment me.

8 (For Jesus had said to him, Come out of the man, you unclean spirit.)

9 Jesus asked him, What is your name? He answered, My name is Legion, for we are many.

10 And he earnestly entreated him not to drive them out of the country.

11 Now there was a great herd of swine feeding on the mountain.

12 And the fiends besought him, saying, Suffer us to go to the swine, that we may enter into them.

13 Jesus immediately permitted them. Then the unclean spirits being gone out, entered into the swine; and the herd, in number about two thousand, rushed down a precipice into the sea, and were choked.

14 And the swineherds fled, and told it in the city and villages. And the people flocked out to see what had happened.

15 When they came to Jesus, and saw him who had been possessed by the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind, they were afraid.

16 And those who had seen the whole, having related to them what had happened to the demoniac, and to the swine,

17 they entreated him to leave their territories.

18 As he entered the bark, the man who had been possessed, begged permission to attend him.

19 Jesus however did not permit him, but said, Go home to your relations, and tell them what great things the Lord, in pity, has done for you.

20 Accordingly he departed, publishing in Decapolis, what great things Jesus had done for him. And they were all amazed.

21 Jesus having repassed in the bark, a great crowd gathered round him, while he was on the shore.

22 Then came one of the directors of the synagogue, named Jairus, who seeing him threw himself at his feet,

23 and entreated him earnestly, saying, My little daughter is in extreme danger; I pray you come and lay your hands upon her and to heal her, and she will be well.

24 And Jesus went with him, followed by a great multitude who thronged him.

25 And a woman, who had been twelve years distressed with an issue of blood,

26 who had suffered much from several physicians, and spent her all without receiving any relief, but rather growing worse,

27 having heard of Jesus, came in the crowd, behind, and touched his mantle;

28 for she had said, If I but touch his cloths, I shall recover.

29 Instantly the source of her distemper was dried up, and she felt in her body, that she was delivered from that scourge.

30 Jesus immediately, conscious of the virtue which had issued from him, turned toward the crowd, saying, Who touched my clothes?

31 His disciples answered, You see how the multitude throng you; yet you say, Who touched me?

32 But he looked round him, to see her who had done it.

33 Then the woman, knowing the change wrought upon her, came trembling with fear, threw herself prostrate before him, and confessed the whole truth.

34 But he said to her, Daughter, your faith has cured you; go in peace, released from this scourge.

35 Before he had done speaking, messengers came from the house of the director of the synagogue, who said, Your daughter is dead, why should you trouble the teacher any further?

36 Jesus hearing this message delivered, said immediately to the director, Fear not; only believe.

37 And he allowed no person to follow him except Peter and James, and John, the brother of James.

38 Being arrived at the director's house, and seeing the tumult, and the people weeping and wailing immoderately,

39 he said to them, as he entered, Why do you weep and make a bustle? The child is not dead, but asleep.

40 And they derided him. But having made them all go out, he took with him the child's father and mother, and those who came with him; and he entered the chamber where she was;

41 and, taking her by the hand, said to her, Talitha cumi, (which signified, Young woman, arise,) I command you.

42 Immediately the maid arose and walked, for she was twelve years old; and they were confounded with astonishment.

43 But he strictly enjoined them not to mention it to any person, and ordered that something should be given her to eat.

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