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12. Remainder of the Second Tour

Jesus Rebuked the Storm
(Matt 8:18, 23-27 Mark 4:35-41 Luke 8:22-25)

On that day, when evening had come, (and) when Jesus saw great multitudes around him, he said to them, "Let's go over to the other side of the lake." When he got into a boat, his disciples followed him. 

Leaving the multitude, they launched out. Other small boats were also with him. But as they sailed, he fell asleep. 

Behold, A big wind storm arose, (a great tempest) came up on the sea, and the waves beat into the boat, so much that the boat was covered with the waves, and they were taking on dangerous amounts of water. He himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion.

They came to him, and woke him up, saying, "Master, master, we are dying! Teacher, don't you care that we are (perishing)? Save us, Lord! We are dying!"

He said to them, "Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?" Then he got up, rebuked the wind and the
 raging of the sea, and said to the sea, "Peace! Be still!" The wind ceased, and there was a great calm. (And) He said to them, "Where is your faith? Why are you so afraid? How is it that you have no faith?" 

Being greatly afraid they marveled, saying one to another, "What kind of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him? 
He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him?"


Jesus Cast the Devils Out of the Demoniacs
(Matt 8:28-34 Mark 5:1-20 Luke 8:26-39)

When Jesus stepped ashore on the other side of the sea, which is opposite Galilee, into the country of the Gergesenes, two people possessed by demons met him there. They had been possessed for a long time. They wore no clothes, and didn't live in a house, but in the tombs. Coming out of the tombs, they were exceedingly fierce, so that nobody could pass that way (and) nobody could bind them any more, not even with chains. They had been often bound with fetters and chains, and kept under guard. And the chains had been torn apart by them, and the fetters broken in pieces. Nobody had the strength to tame  them. For the unclean spirit had often seized the men. Breaking the bands apart, they were driven by the demon into the desert. 

Always, night and day, in the tombs and in the mountains, they were crying out, and cutting themselves with stones. 

When they saw Jesus from afar, they ran and fell down before him, and with a loud voice they cried out, "What do we have to do with you, Jesus, Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time? Jesus, you Son of the Most High God, we beg you, don't torment us!" 

Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" He said, "My name is Legion, for we are many." 
So many demons had entered into them. 

They begged him that he would not command them to go out 
of the country, into the abyss. Now there was a herd of many pigs far away from them, feeding on the mountain. 

All the demons begged him, saying, "If you cast us out, permit us to go away into the herd of pigs that we may enter into them." 

He said to them, "Go!" giving them permission. 

The demons came out from the men, and entered into the herd of about two thousand pigs: and behold, the whole herd of pigs rushed (violently) down the cliff into the sea, and drowned in the water. 

Those who fed them fled, and went away into the city, and told everything, including what happened to those who were possessed with demons. 

Behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus, 
to see what it was that had happened. And they found the men from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at Jesus' feet, clothed and in their right mind, and they were afraid. Those who saw it, told them how the men who had been possessed by demons, were  healed, and about the pigs.

(And) when they saw Jesus, they begged that he would depart from their borders, for they were very much afraid. 

As Jesus was entering into the boat, the men who had been possessed by demons begged him that they might be with him. But Jesus sent him away, saying, "Go to your house, to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how he had mercy on you." 

And they went their way, proclaiming throughout the whole city, of Decapolis,  what great things Jesus had done for them
, and everyone marveled.


Jairus' Daughter is Healed and A Woman Touched Christ's Garment 
(Matt 9:18-26 Mark 5:21-43 Luke 8:40-56)

When Jesus had crossed back over in the boat to the other side, a great multitude was gathered to welcome him for they were all waiting for him.

(And) behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue. He fell down at Jesus' feet, and begged him to come into his house, saying, "My little daughter is at the point of death. Please come and lay your hands on her, that she may be made healthy, and live." for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. 

Jesus got up and followed him, as did his disciples. But as he went, a great multitude followed him, and they pressed against him on all sides. 

(And), behold, a woman who had an issue of blood for twelve years. She had suffered many things by many physicians, and she had spent all her living on physicians, and could not be healed by any, but rather, she grew worse. Having heard the things concerning Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd, and touched his clothes. For she said within herself, "If I just touch his clothes, I will be made well." 

Immediately Jesus, perceiving in himself that the power had gone out from him, turned around in the crowd, and asked, "Who touched my clothes?" 

When all denied it, Peter and those with him said, "Master, the multitudes press and jostle you, and you say, 'Who touched me?'" 

But Jesus said, "Someone did touch me, for I perceived that power has gone out of me." 
(And) he looked around to see her who had done this thing. 

When the woman, knowing what had been done to her, saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before him, and she declared to him in the presence of all the people the reason why she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately. 

But Jesus, turning around and seeing her, said, "Daughter, cheer up! Your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be cured of your disease." 

While he still spoke, one from the ruler of the synagogue's house came, saying to him, "Your daughter is dead. Don't trouble the Teacher any more." 

But Jesus hearing it, answered him, "Don't be afraid. Only believe, and she will be healed." 

When Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the flute players, and the crowd in noisy disorder. He saw an uproar, weeping, and great wailing. He said to them, "Why do you make an uproar and weep? Don't weep. Make room, because the girl isn't dead, but sleeping." 

They were ridiculing him
, knowing that she was dead. But when the crowd was all put outside, he entered in. 

When he came to the house, he didn't allow anyone to enter in, except Peter, John, James, the father of the child, and her mother. 

Taking the child by the hand, he said to her, "Talitha cumi!" which means, being interpreted, "Girl, I tell you, get up!" 

her spirit returned, and the girl rose up and walked, for she was twelve years old. They were amazed with great amazement. 

He strictly ordered them that no one should know this, and commanded that something should be given to her to eat. 
Her parents were amazed, but he commanded them to tell no one what had been done. 

(And) the report of this went out into all that land.


Jesus Heals Two Blind Men and a Dumb Demoniac 
(Matt 9:27-34)

As Jesus passed by from there, two blind men followed him, calling out and saying, "Have mercy on us, son of David!" 

When he had come into the house, the blind men came to him. Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" 

They told him, "Yes, Lord." 

Then he touched their eyes, saying, "According to your faith be it done to you." Their eyes were opened. Jesus strictly commanded them, saying, "See that no one knows about this." But they went out and spread abroad his fame in all that land. 

As they went out, behold, a mute man who was demon possessed was brought to him. When the demon was cast out, the mute man spoke. The multitudes marveled, saying, "Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel!" 

But the Pharisees said, "By the prince of the demons, he casts out demons."


The Last Visit to Nazareth
(Matt 13:54-58 Mark 6:1-6)

He went out from there. He came into his own country, and his disciples followed him. When the Sabbath had come, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many hearing him were astonished, saying, "Where did this man get this wisdom, and these mighty works? Isn't this the carpenter's son? Isn't his mother called Mary, and his brothers, James, Joses, Simon, and Judas? Aren't all of his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all of these things? What is the wisdom that is given to this man, that such mighty works come about by his hands?" They were offended by him. 

But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, 
and among his own relatives, and in his own house." 

He could do no mighty work there because of their unbelief
, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people, and healed them. He marveled because of their unbelief.


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