Ministered to by women
And soon afterward He journeyed from city to city and avillage
to village, 1preaching
the gospel of the kingdom of God; and the twelve were with Him,
As well as certain 1awomen
who were healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, who was called Magdalene, from whom bseven
demons had gone out,
, the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many other women, who ministered to 1them
out of their possessions.
Teaching with parables
And while a great crowd was coming together and those from city to city were journeying to Him, He spoke by way of a aparable
went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some seed
fell beside the way, and it was trampled underfoot, and the birds of heaven devoured it.
And other seed
fell on the rock, and as it grew, it withered because it had no moisture.
And other seed
fell in the midst of the athorns
, and the thorns grew with it
and choked it off.
And other seed
fell into the good earth, and when it grew, it produced fruit a ahundredfold
. When He had said these things, He called out, He who has ears to hear, let him bhear
And His disciples questioned Him as to what this parable might be.
And He said, To you it has been given to know the amysteries
of the 1kingdom
of God, but to the rest they are
in parables, in order that bseeing
they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.
Now the aparable
is this: The seed is the bword
And those beside the way are those who heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their heart, so that they would not believe and be asaved
And those on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with ajoy
; yet these have no root, who believe only
for a while, and in time of btrial
they draw back.
And that which fell into the thorns, these are those who heard and, going away, are utterly choked by aanxieties
of this 1life
, and do not bring any fruit
But that which is in the good earth, these are those who in a anoble
and good heart hear the word and hold it
fast and bbear
fruit with cendurance
one who has lit a 1blamp
covers it with a vessel or puts it
underneath a bed, but he puts it
on a lampstand in order that those who come in may see the light.
For nothing is ahidden
which shall not become manifest, nor concealed which shall not by all means be made known and come into the open.
heed therefore how you bhear
, for whoever chas
, it shall be given to him, and whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has shall be taken away from him.
Identifying His real relatives
And His 1mother
and abrothers bcame
up to Him and were not able to get to Him because of the crowd.
And it was reported to Him, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside wanting to see You.
But He answered and said to them, My mother and My brothers are these who ahear
the word of God and do it.
Quelling the storm
And on one of the days He and His disciples 1got
into a aboat
. And He said to them, Let us go over to the bother
side of the clake
. And they launched out.
And while they were sailing, He fell asleep. And a windstorm came down upon the lake, and they began to fill with water
and were in danger.
And they came to Him
and woke Him, saying, 1Master
, Master, we are perishing! And being awakened, He arebuked
the wind and the surging of the water, and they bceased
, and there was a ccalm
And He said to them, Where is your faith? And they abecame
frightened and marveled, saying to one another, Who then is this, that He orders even the winds and the water, and they obey Him?
Casting out a legion of demons
And they 1sailed
down to the region of the aGerasenes
, which is across from Galilee.
And when He went out onto the land, a certain man out of the city, who had demons, met Him,
and for a considerable time he had not put on clothes and did not remain in a house but among the tombs.
And when he saw Jesus, he acried
out and fell before Him and said in a loud voice, What do I have to do with You, Jesus, Son of the bMost
High God? I beseech You, do not torment me.
For He had charged the aunclean
spirit to come out from the man; for many times it had seized him and he had been bound with chains and shackles and was kept under watch, yet every time
he tore the bonds apart and was driven by the demon into the wilderness.
And Jesus questioned him, What is your name? And he said, Legion, because many demons had entered into him.
And they entreated Him not to order them to depart into the aabyss
Now there was a herd of many ahogs
feeding there on the mountain. And they entreated Him to permit them to enter into them, and He gave them permission.
And the demons came out from the man and entered into the hogs, and the herd rushed down the steep slope into the alake
and was drowned.
And when those who were feeding them
saw what had happened, they fled and reported it
in the city and in the countryside.
And the people
went out to see what had happened. And they came to Jesus and found the man from whom the demons had come out, asitting
at the feet of Jesus, clothed and sane, and they became frightened.
And those who had seen it
reported to them how the demon possessed man had been 1healed
And all the multitude from the surrounding region of the Gerasenes asked Him to adepart
from them, for they were seized with great bfear
; and He got into a boat and returned.
And the man from whom the demons had come out begged to be with Him, but He sent him away, saying,
Return to your house, and relate what great things God has done for you. And he departed, proclaiming throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him.
Healing a woman with a flow of blood and raising up a dead girl
Now as Jesus was 1areturning
, the crowd welcomed Him, for they were all waiting for Him.
And behold, a 1man
came whose name was Jairus, and this man was a aruler
of the synagogue. And he fell at Jesus' feet and entreated Him to enter into his house,
Because he had an aonly
daughter, about twelve years old, and she was dying. And as He went, the crowds 1pressed
And a woman who had a aflow
of blood for twelve years and
spent all her livelihood on physicians and yet could not be healed by anyone,
from behind and touched the afringe
of His garment, and instantly her flow of blood stopped.
And Jesus said, Who is the one who touched Me? And when all denied it, 1Peter
said, Master, the crowds are pressing and crushing You.
But Jesus said, Someone touched Me, for I perceived that apower
had gone out from Me.
And when the woman saw that she had not escaped notice, she came trembling and fell down before Him and declared before all the people the reason why she had touched Him and how she had been instantly healed.
And He said to her, Daughter, your afaith
you. Go 2in
While He was still speaking, someone came from the house of
the ruler of the synagogue, saying, Your daughter has died; do anot
trouble the bTeacher
But Jesus, hearing it, answered him, Do not be afraid — only believe, and she will be healed.
And He came to the house and did not allow anyone to enter with Him, except aPeter
and James and the father of the child and the mother.
And all were weeping and mourning for her; but He said, Do anot
weep, for she has not died but is bsleeping
And they laughed scornfully at Him, knowing that she had died.
But He atook
hold of her hand and called out, saying, Child, barise
And her aspirit
returned and she rose up instantly; and He directed that something
be given to her to eat.
And her parents were amazed, but He charged them to tell ano
one what had happened.