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The Gospel According to Mark

5:1 And they came to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Garasenes.

5:2 And when he got out of the boat, immediately there met him from out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,

5:3 Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not even with chains:

5:4 Because he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and he had pulled apart the chains, and broken the fetters in pieces: no man could subdue him.

5:5 And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying out, and cutting himself with stones.

5:6 But when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and bowed before him,

5:7 And cried out with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with you, Jesus, Son of the most high God? I implore you by God, that you do not torment me.

5:8 For he was saying to him, Come out of the man, you unclean spirit.

5:9 And he was asking him, What is your name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.

5:10 And he begged him much that he would not send them out of the country.

5:11 Now there was a great herd of swine feeding there on the hillside.

5:12 And all the devils begged him, saying, Send us to the swine, that we may enter into them.

5:13 And Jesus gave them permission. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (there were about two thousand;) and they were drowned in the sea.

5:14 And those who fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And people went out to see what it was that had happened.

5:15 And they came to Jesus, and saw the man who had been possessed by the devil, who had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.

5:16 And those who saw it told what happened to the man who was possessed by the devil, and to the swine.

5:17 And they began to beg him to depart from their region.

5:18 And as he got into the boat, the man who had been possessed by the devil begged him that he might go with him.

5:19 Yet Jesus did not let him, but said to him, Go home to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how he has had compassion on you.

5:20 And he departed, and began to proclaim in Decapolis what great things Jesus had done for him: and all the people were amazed.

5:21 And when Jesus crossed over again by boat to the other side, many people gathered around him: and he was near the sea.

5:22 And, behold, there came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,

5:23 And begged him greatly, saying, My little daughter lies at the point of death: I beg you, come and lay your hands on her, that she may be healed and live.

5:24 And Jesus went with him; and many people followed him, and crowded him.

5:25 And a certain woman, who had a flow of blood for twelve years,

5:26 And had suffered many things from many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was not helped, but rather grew worse,

5:27 When she heard of Jesus, came in the crowd from behind, and touched his garment.

5:28 For she said, If I just touch his clothes, I shall be healed.

5:29 And immediately the flow of blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction.

5:30 And Jesus, immediately knowing that power had gone out of him, turned around in the crowd, and said, Who touched my clothes?

5:31 And his disciples said to him, You see the multitude crowding you, and you say, Who touched me?

5:32 And he looked around to see the woman who had done this thing.

5:33 But the woman, knowing what had happened in her, came in fear and trembling and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.

5:34 And he said to her, Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.

5:35 While he was speaking, messengers came from the ruler of the synagogue's house and said, Your daughter is dead: why trouble the Teacher further?

5:36 As soon as Jesus heard what was spoken, he said to the ruler of the synagogue, Do not be afraid, only believe.

5:37 And he allowed no man to follow him, except Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.

5:38 And he came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and saw the tumult, and those who wept and wailed greatly.

5:39 And when he had come in, he said to them, Why do you make this tumult, and weep? the child is not dead, but sleeps.

5:40 And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he took the father and the mother of the child, and those who were with him, and entered in where the child was.

5:41 And he took her by the hand, and said to her, Talitha cum; which means, Little girl, I say to you, arise.

5:42 And immediately the girl arose, and walked; for she was twelve years old. And they were completely astonished.

5:43 And he strictly ordered them that no one should know of this; and told them to give her something to eat.

6:1 And he went out from there, and came into his own country; and his disciples followed him.

6:2 And when the sabbath day came, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many who heard him were astonished, saying, Where did this man get these things? and what wisdom is this which is given to him, that even such miracles are performed by his hands?

6:3 Is this not the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joseph, of Judas, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended by him.

6:4 But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honour, except in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.

6:5 And he could do no miracles there, except to lay his hands upon a few sick people, and heal them.

6:6 And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went among the villages, teaching.

6:7 And he called to him the twelve, and began to send them forth two by two; and gave them authority over unclean spirits;

6:8 And commanded them to take nothing for their journey, except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts:

6:9 But to wear sandals; and not to put on two tunics.

6:10 And he said to them, Wherever you enter a house, abide there until you depart from that place.

6:11 And whoever will not receive you, or hear you, when you depart from there, shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them. [Truly, I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city.]

6:12 And they went out, and preached that men should repent.

6:13 And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many who were sick, and healed them.

6:14 And King Herod heard of it; (for his name was spread abroad). And some said that John the Baptist had risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works showed themselves forth in him.

6:15 Others said, He is Elijah. And others said, He is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old.

6:16 But when Herod heard of it, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he has risen from the dead.

6:17 For Herod himself had John arrested, and bound him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her.

6:18 For John had said to Herod, It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife.

6:19 Therefore Herodias had a grudge against him, and would have killed him; but she could not:

6:20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just and holy man, and kept him safe; and when he heard him, he was perplexed, but he enjoyed listening to him.

6:21 But an opportunity came on Herod's birthday, when he had a banquet for his lords, high captains, and chief men of Galilee;

6:22 When the daughter of Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and those who sat with him, the king said to the girl, Ask of me whatever you wish, and I will give it to you.

6:23 And he swore to her, Whatever you shall ask of me, I will give it to you, up to half of my kingdom.

6:24 And she went out, and said to her mother, For what shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.

6:25 And she came immediately in haste to the king, and asked, saying, I want you to give me right now the head of John the Baptist on a platter.

6:26 The king was exceedingly sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for the sake of those who sat with him, he would not refuse her.

6:27 So immediately the king sent an executioner with orders that his head be brought. He went and beheaded him in the prison,

6:28 And brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl: and she gave it to her mother.

6:29 And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took his body, and laid it in a tomb.

6:30 And the apostles gathered together with Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught.

6:31 And he said to them, Come by yourselves to a lonely place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.

6:32 And they departed privately by boat to a lonely place by themselves.

6:33 And the people saw them departing, and many recognized them, and ran there on foot from all the cities, and got there before them.

6:34 And Jesus, when he came ashore, saw many people, and was moved with compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.

6:35 And when the day was almost gone, his disciples came to him, and said, This is a lonely place, and it is very late:

6:36 Send them away, that they may go into the country round about, and into the villages, and buy bread for themselves: for they have nothing to eat.

6:37 He answered and said to them, You give them something to eat. And they said to him, Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii of bread, and give it to them to eat?

6:38 He said to them, How many loaves have you? go and see. And when they found out, they said, Five, and two fish.

6:39 And he commanded them to make all the people sit down in groups upon the green grass.

6:40 And they sat down in groups, by hundreds, and by fifties.

6:41 And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fish he divided among them all.

6:42 And they all ate, and were filled.

6:43 And they picked up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fish.

6:44 And there were about five thousand men who ate of the loaves.

6:45 And immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go ahead to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he sent the people away.

6:46 And when he had sent them away, he departed to a mountain to pray.

6:47 And when evening had come, the boat was in the midst of the sea, and he was alone on the land.

6:48 And he saw them toiling at their rowing; for the wind was against them: and about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed them by.

6:49 But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it was a ghost, and cried out:

6:50 For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he spoke with them, and said to them, Take heart: it is I; do not be afraid.

6:51 And he joined them in the boat; and the wind ceased: and they were amazed beyond measure.

6:52 For they did not understand the miracle of the loaves: for their hearts were hardened.

6:53 And when they passed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret, and moored to the shore.

6:54 And when they had come out of the boat, immediately people recognized him,

6:55 And ran throughout that whole region, and began to carry the sick about on mats, to wherever they heard he was.

6:56 And wherever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and begged him that they might even touch the fringe of his garment: and as many as touched him were made well.

7:1 Then the Pharisees and some of the scribes, who came from Jerusalem, gathered around him.

7:2 And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashed, hands, they found fault.

7:3 (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they wash their hands, thus holding to the tradition of the elders.

7:4 And when they come from the market, unless they wash, they do not eat. And there are many other traditions which they observe, such as the washing of cups, and pots, and vessels of copper.)

7:5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but rather eat bread with unwashed hands?

7:6 He answered and said to them, Well has Isaiah prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honours me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.

7:7 In vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

7:8 Laying aside the commandment of God, you hold to the traditions of men.

7:9 And he said to them, You fully reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your own tradition.

7:10 For Moses said, Honour your father and your mother; and, Whoever curses father or mother, let him be put to death:

7:11 But you say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, whatever I have that might benefit you is Corban, that is to say, a gift to God,

7:12 Then you do not allow him to do anything for his father or his mother;

7:13 Thus making the word of God invalid through your tradition, which you have handed down: and you do many such things.

7:14 And when he had called all the people to him, he said to them, Listen to me, every one of you, and understand:

7:15 There is nothing from outside of a man that can defile him by entering into him: but the things which come out of him, those are the things that defile the man.

7:16 [If any man has ears to hear, let him hear.]

7:17 And when he entered into the house and left the people, his disciples asked him about the parable.

7:18 And he said to them, Are you also without understanding? Do you not perceive, that whatever enters into the man from without, it cannot defile him;

7:19 Because it does not enter into his heart, but into the belly, and is eliminated? Thus he declared all foods clean.

7:20 And he said, That which comes out of the man, that defiles the man.

7:21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery,

7:22 Covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lustfulness, envy, slander, pride, foolishness:

7:23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.

7:24 And from there he arose, and went into the regions of Tyre, and entered into a house, and would not have anyone know it: but he could not be hidden.

7:25 But a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet:

7:26 The woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by birth; and she begged him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.

7:27 But Jesus said to her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not right to take the children's bread, and to cast it to the dogs.

7:28 And she answered and said to him, Yes, Lord: but even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs.

7:29 And he said to her, For this answer go your way; the devil has gone out of your daughter.

7:30 And when she came to her house, she found the devil gone, and her daughter lying upon the bed.

7:31 And again, departing from the region of Tyre, through Sidon, he came to the sea of Galilee, in the region of Decapolis.

7:32 And they brought to him one who was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to put his hand upon him.

7:33 And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue;

7:34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and said to him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.

7:35 And immediately his ears were opened, and the impediment of his tongue was loosened, and he spoke plainly.

7:36 And he commanded them that they should tell no man: but the more he commanded them, the more widely they proclaimed it;

7:37 And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, He has done all things well: he makes both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.

8:1 In those days another great multitude gathered, and as they had nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him, and said to them,

8:2 I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat:

8:3 And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint on the way: for some of them came from afar.

8:4 And his disciples answered him, Where can a man find enough bread to satisfy these men here in the wilderness?

8:5 And he asked them, How many loaves do you have? And they said, Seven.

8:6 And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and broke them, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and they set them before the people.

8:7 And they had a few small fish: which he blessed, and commanded to be set before them as well.

8:8 So they ate, and were filled: and of the broken pieces that were left over they picked up seven baskets.

8:9 And there were about four thousand people: and he sent them away.

8:10 And immediately he entered into a boat with his disciples, and went to the district of Dalmanutha.

8:11 And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question him, seeking from him a sign from heaven, testing him.

8:12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and said, Why does this generation seek after a sign? truly I say to you, There shall be no sign given to this generation.

8:13 And he left them, and entering into the boat again departed to the other side.

8:14 Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, and did not have in the boat with them more than one loaf.

8:15 And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and the leaven of Herod.

8:16 And they discussed among themselves, saying, It is because we have no bread.

8:17 And being aware of this, Jesus said to them, Why do you discuss having no bread? do you not yet see or understand? are your hearts hardened?

8:18 Having eyes, do you not see? and having ears, do you not hear? and do you not remember?

8:19 When I broke the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments did you pick up? They said to him, Twelve.

8:20 And when I broke the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments did you pick up? And they said, Seven.

8:21 And he said to them, How is it that you do not understand?

8:22 And he came to Bethsaida; and they brought a blind man to him, and begged him to touch him.

8:23 And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the village; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw anything.

8:24 And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.

8:25 After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw everything clearly.

8:26 And he sent him away to his house, saying, Do not go into the village, [or tell it to anyone in the village].

8:27 And Jesus went out, with his disciples, to the villages of Caesarea Philippi: and on the way he asked his disciples, saying to them, Who do men say that I am?

8:28 And they answered, John the Baptist: but some say, Elijah; and others, One of the prophets.

8:29 And he said to them, But who do you say that I am? And Peter answered and said to him, You are the Christ.

8:30 And he commanded them that they should tell no man about him.

8:31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders, and by the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.

8:32 And he spoke this plainly. And Peter took him aside, and began to rebuke him.

8:33 But when he had turned about and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get behind me, Satan: for you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things that are of men.

8:34 And when he had called the people to him, with his disciples also, he said to them, Whoever would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

8:35 For whoever would save his life shall lose it; but whoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, shall save it.

8:36 For what does it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

8:37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

8:38 Therefore, whoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.