Luke 8:26-56 New American Standard Bible

The Gadarene Demoniac Healed

26  Then they sailed to the country of the Gerasenes , which is opposite Galilee . 27  And when He came out onto the land , He was met by a man from the city who was possessed with demons ; and who had not put on any clothing for a long time , and was not living in a house , but in the tombs . 28  Seeing Jesus , he cried out and fell before Him, and said in a loud voice , " What business do we have with each other, Jesus , Son of the Most High God ? I beg You, do not torment me." 29  For He had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man . For it had seized him many times ; and he was bound with chains and shackles and kept under guard , and yet he would break his bonds and be driven by the demon into the desert . 30  And Jesus asked him, "What is your name ?" And he said , " Legion "; for many demons had entered him. 31  They were imploring Him not to command them to go away into the abyss . 32  Now there was a herd of many swine feeding there on the mountain ; and the demons implored Him to permit them to enter the swine. And He gave them permission . 33  And the demons came out of the man and entered the swine ; and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned . 34  When the herdsmen saw what had happened , they ran away and reported it in the city and out in the country . 35  The people went out to see what had happened ; and they came to Jesus , and found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting down at the feet of Jesus , clothed and in his right mind ; and they became frightened . 36  Those who had seen it reported to them how the man who was demon-possessed had been made well . 37  And all the people of the country of the Gerasenes and the surrounding district asked Him to leave them, for they were gripped with great fear ; and He got into a boat and returned . 38  But the man from whom the demons had gone out was begging Him that he might accompany e Him; but He sent him away , saying , 39  "Return to your house and describe what great things God has done for you." So he went away , proclaiming throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him.

Jairus' Daughter and the Woman Who Touched Jesus' Garment

40  And as Jesus returned , the people welcomed Him, for they had all been waiting for Him. 41  And there came a man named Jairus , and he was an official of the synagogue ; and he fell at Jesus' feet , and began to implore Him to come to his house ; 42  for he had an only daughter , about twelve years old, and she was dying . But as He went , the crowds were pressing against Him. 43  And a woman who had a hemorrhage e for twelve years , and could not be healed by anyone , 44  came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His cloak , and immediately her hemorrhage e stopped . 45  And Jesus said , "Who is the one who touched Me?" And while they were all denying it, Peter said , " Master , the people are crowding and pressing in on You." 46  But Jesus said , "Someone did touch Me, for I was aware that power had gone out of Me." 47  When the woman saw that she had not escaped notice , she came trembling and fell down before Him, and declared in the presence of all the people the reason why e she had touched Him, and how she had been immediately healed . 48  And He said to her, "Daughter , your faith has made you well ; go in peace ." 49  While He was still speaking , someone came from the house of the synagogue official , saying , "Your daughter has died ; do not trouble the Teacher anymore ." 50  But when Jesus heard this, He answered him, " Do not be afraid any longer; only believe , and she will be made well ." 51  When He came to the house , He did not allow anyone to enter with Him, except Peter and John and James , and the girl's father and mother . 52  Now they were all weeping and lamenting for her; but He said , "Stop weeping , for she has not died , but is asleep ." 53  And they began laughing at Him, knowing that she had died . 54  He, however , took her by the hand and called , saying , "Child , arise !" 55  And her spirit returned , and she got up immediately ; and He gave orders for something to be given her to eat . 56  Her parents were amazed ; but He instructed them to tell no one what had happened .

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