1 And they came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gadarenes.
2 And when He had come out of the boat, immediately there met Him out of the tombs a
man with an unclean spirit,
3 who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no one was able to bind him, not even
4 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.
5 And continually, night and day, he was in the mountains and in the tombs, crying out
and cutting himself with stones.
6 And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and did homage to Him.
7 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 adjure You by God that You do not torment me.
8 For He said to him, Come out of the man, unclean spirit.
9 And He asked him, What is your name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion;
for we are many.
10 He also begged Him earnestly that He would not send them out of the country.
11 Now a large herd of swine was feeding there near the mountains.
12 So all the demons begged Him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into
13 And Jesus immediately gave them permission. And 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.
14 And 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.
15 And 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 afraid.
16 And those who saw it told them how it happened to him who had been demon-possessed, and about the swine.
17 And they began to beg Him to depart from their borders.
18 And when He got into the boat, he who had been demon-possessed begged Him that
he might be with Him.
19 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
20 And he departed and began to proclaim in Decapolis all that Jesus had done for him;
and everyone marveled.
21 And when Jesus had crossed over again by boat to the other side, a great multitude
gathered to Him; and He was by the sea.
22 And behold, one of the rulers of the synagogue came, Jairus by name. And when he
saw Him, he fell at His feet
23 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 live.
24 So Jesus went with him, and a great multitude followed Him and thronged Him.
25 And a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years,
26 and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had
and was no better, but rather grew worse.
27 When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His
28 For she said, If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.
29 And immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she knew in her body
that she was healed of the plague.
30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned
around in the crowd and said, Who touched My clothes?
31 But His disciples said to Him, You see the multitude thronging You, and do You say,
Who touched Me?
32 And He looked around to see her who had done this thing.
33 And the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened in her, came
and fell down before Him and told Him all the truth.
34 And He said to her, Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be
healed of your plague.
35 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?
36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the
synagogue, Do not be afraid; only believe.
37 And He permitted no one to follow Him except Peter, Jacob, and John the brother of
38 And He came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and saw a tumult and those
who wept and wailed loudly.
39 And when He came in, He said to them, Why do you make this commotion and
weep? The child has not died, but is sleeping.
40 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
41 And He took the child by the hand, and said to her, Talitha, koumi, which is
translated, Little girl, I say to you, Arise.
42 And immediately the girl arose and walked, for she was twelve years of age. And they
were beside themselves with great amazement.
43 And He commanded them strictly that no one should know it, and said that
something should be given to her to eat.