Luke 8:26-56 Bible in Basic English

The Gadarene Demoniac Healed

26  And they came to the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. 27  And when he had come to the land, there came to him a certain man from the town who had evil spirits; and for a long time he had had no clothing on, and was not living in a house but in the place of the dead. 28  And when he saw Jesus, he gave a loud cry and went down on the earth before him and in a loud voice said, What have I to do with you, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? Do not be cruel to me. 29  For he gave an order to the evil spirit to come out of the man. For frequently it would take a grip of him: and he was kept under control, and prisoned with chains; but parting the chains in two, he would be sent by the driving of the evil spirit into waste places. 30  And Jesus said to him, What is your name? And he said, Legion; for a number of spirits had gone into him. 31  And they made a request to him that he would not give them an order to go away into the deep. 32  Now there was a great herd of pigs in that place, getting food on the mountain: and the evil spirits made a request to him that he would let them go into the pigs, and he let them. 33  And the evil spirits came out of the man and went into the pigs: and the herd went rushing down a sharp slope into the water and came to destruction. 34  And when the men who took care of them saw what had come about, they went quickly and gave news of it in the town and the country. 35  And they went out to see what had taken place, and they came to Jesus and saw the man out of whom the evil spirits had gone, seated, clothed and with full use of his senses, at the feet of Jesus; and fear came on them. 36  And those who had seen it gave them an account of how the man who had the evil spirits was made well. 37  And all the people of the country of the Gerasenes made a request to him to go away from them; for they were in great fear: and he got into a boat and went back. 38  But the man from whom the evil spirits had gone out had a great desire to be with him, but he sent him away, saying, 39  Go back to your house and let them have news of all the great things which God has done for you. And he went away, giving word through all the town of the great things which Jesus had done for him.

Jairus' Daughter and the Woman Who Touched Jesus' Garment

40  And when Jesus went back, the people were glad to see him, for they were all waiting for him. 41  Then there came a man named Jairus, who was a ruler in the Synagogue: and he went down at the feet of Jesus, desiring him to come to his house; 42  For he had an only daughter, about twelve years old, and she was near to death. But while he was on his way, the people were pushing to be near him. 43  And a woman, who had had a flow of blood for twelve years, and had given all her money to medical men, and not one of them was able to make her well, 44  Came after him and put her hand on the edge of his robe, and straight away the flowing of her blood was stopped. 45  And Jesus said, Who was touching me? And when they all said, It is not I, Peter and those who were with him said, Master, the people are pushing round you on every side. 46  But Jesus said, Someone was touching me, for I had the feeling that power had gone out from me. 47  And when the woman saw that she was not able to keep it secret, she came, shaking with fear, and falling down before him she made clear before all the people the reason for her touching him, and how she was made well straight away. 48  And he said to her, Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace. 49  While he was still talking, someone came from the house of the ruler of the Synagogue, saying, Your daughter is dead; do not go on troubling the Master. 50  But Jesus at these words said to him, Have no fear, only have faith, and she will be made well. 51  And when he came to the house he did not let any man go in with him, but only Peter and John and James, and the father of the girl and her mother. 52  And all the people were weeping and crying for her; but he said, Do not be sad, for she is not dead, but sleeping. 53  And they were laughing at him, being certain that she was dead. 54  But he, taking her hand, said to her, My child, get up. 55  And her spirit came back to her and she got up straight away: and he gave orders that food was to be given to her. 56  And her father and mother were full of wonder, but he gave orders to them to say nothing about it to anyone.


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