And they came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gadarenes.
And immediately on his going out of the ship there met him out of the tombs a man possessed by an unclean spirit,
who had his dwelling in the tombs; and no one was able to bind him, not even with chains;
because he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been torn asunder by him, and the fetters were shattered; and no one was able to subdue him.
And continually night and day, in the tombs and in the mountains, he was crying and cutting himself with stones.
But seeing Jesus from afar off, he ran and did him homage,
and crying with a loud voice he says, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure thee by God, torment me not.
For he said to him, Come forth, unclean spirit, out of the man.
And he asked him, What is thy name? And he says to him, Legion is my name, because we are many.
And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country.
Now there was there just at the mountain a great herd of swine feeding;
and they besought him, saying, Send us into the swine that we may enter into them.
And Jesus [immediately] allowed them. And the unclean spirits going out entered into the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep slope, into the sea (about two thousand), and were choked in the sea.
And those that were feeding them fled and reported it in the city and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that had taken place.
And they come to Jesus, and they see the possessed of demons sitting [and] clothed and sensible, [him] that had had the legion: and they were afraid.
And they that had seen [it] related to them how it had happened to the [man] possessed by demons, and concerning the swine.
And they began to beg him to depart from their coasts.
And as he went on board ship, the man that had been possessed by demons besought him that he might be with him.
And he suffered him not, but says to him, Go to thine home to thine own people, and tell them how great things the Lord has done for thee, and has had mercy on thee.
And he went away and began to proclaim in the Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him; and all wondered.
And Jesus having passed over in the ship again to the other side, a great crowd gathered to him; and he was by the sea.
And [behold] there comes one of the rulers of the synagogue, by name Jairus, and seeing him, falls down at his feet;
and he besought him much, saying, My little daughter is at extremity; [I pray] that thou shouldest come and lay thy hands upon her so that she may be healed, and may live.
And he went with him, and a large crowd followed him and pressed on him.
And a certain woman who had had a flux of blood twelve years,
and had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent everything she had and had found no advantage from it, but had rather got worse,
having heard concerning Jesus, came in the crowd behind and touched his clothes;
for she said, If I shall touch but his clothes I shall be healed.
And immediately her fountain of blood was dried up, and she knew in her body that she was cured from the scourge.
And immediately Jesus, knowing in himself the power that had gone out of him, turning round in the crowd said, Who has touched my clothes?
And his disciples said to him, Thou seest the crowd pressing on thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
And he looked round about to see her who had done this.
But the woman, frightened and trembling, knowing what had taken place in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
And he said to her, Daughter, thy faith has healed thee; go in peace, and be well of thy scourge.
While he was yet speaking, they come from the ruler of the synagogue's [house], saying, Thy daughter has died, why troublest thou the teacher any further?
But Jesus [immediately], having heard the word spoken, says to the ruler of the synagogue, Fear not; only believe.
And he suffered no one to accompany him save Peter and James, and John the brother of James.
And he comes to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and sees the tumult, and people weeping and wailing greatly.
And entering in he says to them, Why do ye make a tumult and weep? the child has not died, but sleeps.
And they derided him. But he, having put [them] all out, takes with [him] the father of the child, and the mother, and those that were with him, and enters in where the child was lying.
And having laid hold of the hand of the child, he says to her, Talitha koumi, which is, interpreted, Damsel, I say to thee, Arise.
And immediately the damsel arose and walked, for she was twelve years old. And they were astonished with great astonishment.
And he charged them much that no one should know this; and he desired that [something] should be given her to eat.
And he went out thence and came to his own country, and his disciples follow him.
And when sabbath was come he began to teach in the synagogue, and many hearing were amazed, saying, Whence [has] this [man] these things? and what [is] the wisdom that is given to him, and such works of power are done by his hands?
Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James, and Joses, and Judas, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended in him.
But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not despised save in his own country, and among [his] kinsmen, and in his own house.
And he could not do any work of power there, save that laying his hands on a few infirm persons he healed [them].
And he wondered because of their unbelief. And he went round the villages in a circuit, teaching.
And he calls the twelve to [him]; and he began to send them out two [and] two, and gave to them power over the unclean spirits;
and he commanded them that they should take nothing for the way, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their belt;
but be shod with sandals, and put not on two body-coats.
And he said to them, Wheresoever ye shall enter into a house, there remain till ye shall go thence.
And whatsoever place shall not receive you nor hear you, departing thence, shake off the dust which is under your feet for a testimony to them.
And they went forth and preached that they should repent;
and they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many infirm, and healed them.
And Herod the king heard [of him] (for his name had become public), and said, John the baptist is risen from among [the] dead, and on this account works of power are wrought by him.
And others said, It is Elias; and others said, It is a prophet, as one of the prophets.
But Herod when he heard [it] said, John whom *I* beheaded, he it is; *he* is risen [from among the dead].
For the same Herod had sent and seized John, and had bound him in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of Philip his brother, because he had married her.
For John said to Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have the wife of thy brother.
But Herodias kept it [in her mind] against him, and wished to kill him, and could not:
for Herod feared John knowing that he was a just and holy man, and kept him safe; and having heard him, did many things, and heard him gladly.
And a holiday being come, when Herod, on his birthday, made a supper to his grandees, and to the chiliarchs, and the chief [men] of Galilee;
and the daughter of the same Herodias having come in, and danced, pleased Herod and those that were with [him] at table; and the king said to the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt and I will give it thee.
And he swore to her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask me I will give thee, to half of my kingdom.
And she went out, and said to her mother, What should I ask? And she said, The head of John the baptist.
And immediately going in with haste to the king, she asked saying, I desire that thou give me directly upon a dish the head of John the baptist.
And the king, [while] made very sorry, on account of the oaths and those lying at table with [him] would not break his word with her.
And immediately the king, having sent one of the guard, ordered his head to be brought. And he went out and beheaded him in the prison,
and brought his head upon a dish, and gave it to the damsel, and the damsel gave it to her mother.
And his disciples having heard [it], came and took up his body, and laid it in a tomb.
And the apostles are gathered together to Jesus. And they related to him all things, [both] what they had done and what they had taught.
And he said to them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place and rest a little. For those coming and those going were many, and they had not leisure even to eat.
And they went away apart into a desert place by ship.
And many saw them going, and recognised them, and ran together there on foot, out of all the cities, and got [there] before them.
And on leaving [the ship] [Jesus] saw a great crowd, and he was moved with compassion for them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things.
And when it was already late in the day, his disciples coming to him say, The place is desert, and it is already late in the day;
send them away that they may go into the country and villages around, and buy themselves bread, for they have not anything they can eat.
And he answering said to them, Give *ye* them to eat. And they say to him, Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread and give them to eat?
And he says to them, How many loaves have ye? Go [and] see. And when they knew they say, Five, and two fishes.
And he ordered them to make them all sit down by companies on the green grass.
And they sat down in ranks by hundreds and by fifties.
And having taken the five loaves and the two fishes, looking up to heaven, he blessed, and broke the loaves, and gave [them] to his disciples that they might set [them] before them. And the two fishes he divided among all.
And they all ate and were satisfied.
And they took up of fragments the fillings of twelve hand-baskets, and of the fishes.
And those that ate of the loaves were five thousand men.
And immediately he compelled his disciples to go on board ship, and to go on before to the other side to Bethsaida, while *he* sends the crowd away.
And, having dismissed them, he departed into the mountain to pray.
And when evening was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and *he* alone upon the land.
And seeing them labouring in rowing, for the wind was contrary to them, about the fourth watch of the night he comes to them walking on the sea, and would have passed them by.
But they, seeing him walking on the sea, thought that it was an apparition, and cried out.
For all saw him and were troubled. And immediately he spoke with them, and says to them, Be of good courage: it is *I*; be not afraid.
And he went up to them into the ship, and the wind fell. And they were exceedingly beyond measure astonished in themselves and wondered;
for they understood not through the loaves: for their heart was hardened.
And having passed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret and made the shore.
And on their coming out of the ship, immediately recognising him,
they ran through that whole country around, and began to carry about those that were ill on couches, where they heard that he was.
And wherever he entered into villages, or cities, or the country, they laid the sick in the market-places, and besought him that they might touch if it were only the hem of his garment; and as many as touched him were healed.
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