Luke 8 ©
Christ preacheth through the cities, attended by his disciples, and ministered unto by devout women of their substance. The parable of the sower. Why Christ taught in parables. The parable expounded. Light is given to be improved and communicated. Christ sheweth whom he regardeth as his nearest relations: stilleth a tempest on the sea with his word: casteth out the legion of devils, and suffereth them to enter into the herd of swine: is entreated by the Gadarenes to depart, and sendeth back him that was healed to declare God's goodness: is besought by Jairus to go and heal his daughter: by the way he healeth a woman of an inveterate issue of blood: he raiseth Jairus' daughter to life.
AND it came to pass afterward, athat he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the btwelve were with him,
And other fell on mgood ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he ncried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
And he said, pUnto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that qseeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
vThey on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
dTake heed therefore how ye hear: efor whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he 1seemeth to have.
And it was told him by certain which said, Thy mother and thy brethren stand *without, desiring to see thee.
And they came to him, and lawoke him, saying, mMaster, master, we perish. nThen he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.
And he said unto them, oWhere is your faith? And they pbeing afraid wondered, saying one to another, What *manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.
w(For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. xFor oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in *fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.)
And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, *Legion: because many devils were entered into him.
They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed.
¶Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about ibesought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned back again.
kReturn to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee. lAnd he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him.
And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
aAnd when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came btrembling, and cfalling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.