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12. Remainder of the Second Tour
Jesus Rebuked the Storm
8:18, 23-27 Mark
Jesus Cast the Devils Out of the Demoniacs
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
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)?
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?"
Jairus' Daughter is Healed and A Woman Touched Christ's Garment
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
by the demon into the desert.
Always, night and day, in the
tombs and in the mountains, they
out, and cutting themselves with
When they saw
afar, they ran and
fell down before him, and with a loud voice they cried
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Jesus Heals Two Blind Men and a Dumb Demoniac
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.
suffered many things by many physicians, and
spent all her living on physicians, and could not be healed by
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
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
in peace, and be cured of your
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
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
saw an uproar, weeping, and great wailing. He said to them, "Why
do you make an uproar and weep? Don't
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!"
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.
The Last Visit to Nazareth
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
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."
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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