Mark 5 ©

1 Christ drives a legion of devils out of one who was possessed. 12 And permits the same to enter into the swine. 13 Which are all drowned in the sea. 14 The shepherds tell this to the Gadarenes. 17 Who entreat Christ that He would depart out of their borders. 18 Which He does, and commands him who was cured to abide there to make known this benefit. 21 Christ goes with Jairus to heal his little daughter. 24 And by the way releases a woman of a twelve year’s issue of blood. 36 Raises Jairus’ daughter having now died.


AND theya came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the 1Gadarenes.


And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man 2with an unclean spirit,


Who had his dwelling 3among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:


Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him.


And always, night and day, he was 4in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.


But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him,


And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? 5I adjure thee by God, that thou 6torment me not.


For 7he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.


And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is 8Legion:b for we are many.


And 9he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country.


Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.


And all the devils besought him, saying, 10Send us into the swine, that we may 11enter into them.


And forthwith Jesus 12gave them leave. And the unclean spirits 13went out, and 14entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were 15choked in the 16sea.


And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done.


And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion,c sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.


And they that saw it told them 17how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine.


Andd they began to pray him 18to depart out of their coasts.


Ande19when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him.


Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.


And he departed, and began to publish in 20Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel.


Andf when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him: and he was nigh unto the sea.


And,g behold, there cometh one of the 21rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,


And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter 22lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be 23healed; and she shall 24live.


And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him.


Andh a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,


And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,


When she had heard of Jesus, came in the pressi behind, and touched his garment.


For she said, If I may 25touch but his clothes, I shall be 26whole.


And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she 27felt in her body that she was healed of that 28plague.


And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself thatj29virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?


And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?


And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.


But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all 30the truth.


Andk he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.


Whilel he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master 31any further?


As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.


And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.


32And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the 33tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.


And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? them damseln is not dead, but sleepeth.


And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had 34put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them 35that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.


And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, 36Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.


And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.


And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.