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Mark 5

Healing of the Demoniac

1 And they came to the other side of the sea to the region of the Gerasenes. 2 And when he came out of the boat straightway [a] man met him with [an] unclean spirit 3 who had his dwelling among the graves; neither chain nor anyone [at all] were able to bind him, 4 because often he had been bound with shackles and chains, and had torn from himself the chains, and had smashed the shackles, and no one was strong [enough] to subdue him. 5 And day and night among the tombs and in the mountains he was crying out and cutting himself with stones. 6 And seeing Jesus from afar he ran and worshipped him. 7 And crying out in [a] loud voice he says: What have you to do with me1, Jesus son of the most high God? I implore you by God, [that] you not torment me. 8 For he was saying to him: Throw the unclean spirit out of the man. 9 And he asked him, What is your name? And he says: Legion is my name, for we are many. 10 And he called upon him much that he should not send them out of the region. 11 Now there was on the mountain [a] great herd of swine grazing. 12 And they called upon him saying: Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them. And he sent them. 13 And when the unclean spirits went out they entered into the swine, and the herd rushed headlong down the bank into the sea, as two thousand, and drowned.

14 Now those grazing them fled and reported [it] in the city and in the country, and they came to see what is this [thing that] came to pass. 15 And they came to Jesus, and they beheld the demon possessed [one] sitting being clothed and being of sound mind, the [one] who had the legion, and they were afraid. 16 And those who had seen related to them what came to pass to the demon possessed [one] and concerning the swine. 17 And they began to be calling upon him to depart from their region. 18 And while he embarked in the boat [the] demon possessed [man] called upon him that he may be with him. 19 But he permitted him not, but says to him: Be going into your city to your own, and report to them all that the Lord has done for you, and had mercy on you. 20 And he departed and began to be preaching in the Decapolis2 all that Jesus did for him, and they all marveled.

Restoration and Healing

21 And when Jesus crossed over in the boat again on the other side was gathered [a] great crowd upon him, and he was by the sea. 22 And one of the chiefs of the synagogue comes; Jairus by name, and seeing him fell at his feet. 23 And he calls upon him much saying that: My little daughter is near the end, [I beseech you]3 in order that having come you lay your hands on her, in order that she be saved and zoe-live4 . 24 And he departed with him and [a] great crowd followed him, and pressed upon him.

25 And [a] woman being in flow of blood twelve years 26 and having suffered much from many physicians and having spent all she had, and having profited nothing but rather having become worse, 27 having heard concerning Jesus, having come in the crowd from behind, she touched his robe. 28 For she said that: If I even touch his garments, I will be saved. 29 And straightway the fount of her blood was dried up, and [she] knew in her body that she was healed from her suffering. 30 And straightway Jesus having known in himself [that] power had gone out of him, having turned around in the crowd he said: Who touched my garment? 31 And his disciples were saying to him: You see the crowd pressing upon you, and you say: Who touched me? 32 And he looked [about] [him] to see the [one] having done this. 33 Now the woman having feared and trembling, having seen what came to pass to her, she came and fell before him and told him all the truth. 34 But he said to her: Daughter, your belief has saved you. Be going in peace, and be healthy from your torment.

35 While he was yet speaking, there came from the chiefs of the synagogue [those] saying that: Your daughter has died; why further trouble the teacher? 36 Now when Jesus heard the word spoken he says to the chief of the synagogue: Be not fearing, only be believing. 37 And he did not allow anyone to accompany him except Peter and James and John the brother of James. 38 And they came into the house of the chief of the synagogue, and he see the distress, and weeping and much wailing, 39 and having entered he says to them: Why are you distressed and weeping? The child has not died but sleeps. 40 And they were ridiculing him. But he himself having thrown [them] all out he takes the father and mother of the child and those with him, and goes in where the child was. 41 And having laid hold of the child's hand he says to her: Talitha koum, which is being translated: Maiden, I say to you, arise. 42 And straightway the maiden stood up and walked, for she was twelve years. And they were astonished with great amazement. 43 And he ordered them much that no one should know, and he said for her to be given [something] to be eating.

1literally "What [is] to you and to me?"

2"the Ten Cities"

3or "[I am here]"

4from ZOE "ZOH-ay" (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected. Although it means 'life' in the conventional sense (for example: Matt.9:18, Matt.27:63, Luke.2:36, Acts.25:24, Rom.7:2, 2Cor.1:8, 1Thes.4:17, 1Tim.5:10, Rev.19:20), Jesus uses ZOE exclusively of 'life eternal' (with the possible exceptions of Luke.15:13, Luke.16:25). The other N.T. writers use ZOE in both senses—temporal and eternal, generally clear from the context. The Father is the 'zoe-living God' (see Matt.16:16). The Septuagint (LXX) in Gen.2:7 has "...[God] breathed into his nostrils the breath of zoe-life, and the man became a zoe-living psyche-life" (and see 1Cor.15:45); and Gen.3:20 (LXX) "And Adam called his wife's name ZOE, because she was the mother of all zoe-living." Contrast PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. See John.12:25 where both ZOE and PSYCHE occur. Greek also has the word BIOS (βιoς ) for 'life' in the sense of biological processes.