The Holy Bible - The New King James Version - Mark
- Then they came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the
- And when He had come out of the boat, immediately there met Him out of the
tombs a man with an unclean spirit,
- Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no one could bind him, not even
- Because he had often been bound with shackles and chains. And the chains
had been pulled apart by him, and the shackles broken in pieces; neither could
anyone tame him.
- And always, night and day, he was in the mountains and in the tombs,
crying out and cutting himself with stones.
- When he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and worshiped Him.
- And he cried out with a loud voice and said, "What have I to do with You,
Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I implore You by God that You do not torment
- For He said to him, "Come out of the man, unclean spirit!"
- Then He asked him, "What is your name?" And he answered, saying, "My name
is Legion; for we are many."
- Also he begged Him earnestly that He would not send them out of the
- Now a large herd of swine was feeding there near the mountains.
- So all the demons begged Him, saying, "Send us to the swine, that we may
- And at once Jesus gave them permission. Then the unclean spirits went out
and entered the swine (there were about two thousand); and the herd ran
violently down the steep place into the sea, and drowned in the sea.
- So those who fed the swine fled, and they told it in the city and in the
country. And they went out to see what it was that had happened.
- Then they came to Jesus, and saw the one who had been demon-possessed and
had the legion, sitting and clothed and in his right mind. And they were
- And those who saw it told them how it happened to him who had been
demon-possessed, and about the swine.
- Then they began to plead with Him to depart from their region.
- And when He got into the boat, he who had been demon-possessed begged Him
that he might be with Him.
- However, Jesus did not permit him, but said to him, "Go home to your
friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He
has had compassion on you."
- And he departed and began to proclaim in Decapolis all that Jesus had done
for him; and all marveled.
- Now when Jesus had crossed over again by boat to the other side, a great
multitude gathered to Him; and He was by the sea.
- And behold, one of the rulers of the synagogue came, Jairus by name. And
when he saw Him, he fell at His feet
- And begged Him earnestly, saying, "My little daughter lies at the point of
death. Come and lay Your hands on her, that she may be healed, and she will
- So Jesus went with him, and a great multitude followed Him and thronged
- Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years,
- And had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that
she had and was no better, but rather grew worse.
- When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched
- For she said, "If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well."
- Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her
body that she was healed of the affliction.
- And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him,
turned around in the crowd and said, "Who touched My clothes?"
- But His disciples said to Him, "You see the multitude thronging You, and
You say, Who touched Me?' "
- And He looked around to see her who had done this thing.
- But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her,
came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth.
- And He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace,
and be healed of your affliction."
- While He was still speaking, some came from the ruler of the synagogue's
house who said, "Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?"
- As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of
the synagogue, "Do not be afraid; only believe."
- And He permitted no one to follow Him except Peter, James, and John the
brother of James.
- Then He came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and saw a tumult
and those who wept and wailed loudly.
- When He came in, He said to them, "Why make this commotion and weep? The
child is not dead, but sleeping."
- And they ridiculed Him. But when He had put them all outside, He took the
father and the mother of the child, and those who were with Him, and entered
where the child was lying.
- Then He took the child by the hand, and said to her, "Talitha, cumi,"
which is translated, "Little girl, I say to you, arise."
- Immediately the girl arose and walked, for she was twelve years of age.
And they were overcome with great amazement.
- But He commanded them strictly that no one should know it, and said that
something should be given her to eat.
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