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were with him other ships also. And a great storm of wind riseth : and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now filled with water. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow ; and they awake him, and say unto him, “Teacher", carest thou not that we perish P” And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Be silent, be still.” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, “Why are ye so fearful ? how is it that ye have not faith ?” And they feared greatly, and said one to another, “Who is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him * v. And they came to the other side of the lake, into the country of the Gadarenes. And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the sepulchres a man with an unclean spiritt, who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man was able to bind him, not even with chains: for he had been often bound with setters and chains, and the chains had been rent asunder by him, and the fetters broken : nor was any man able to tame him. And he was always, night and day, in the tombs, and in the mountains, crying out, and cutting himself with stones. But when he saw Jesus at a distance, he ran and did him obeisance; and cried out with a loud voice, and said, “What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.” (For Jesus had said unto him, “Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.”) Then Jesus asked him, “What is thy name "And he saith unto Jesus, “My name is Legion; for we are many.” And he besought Jesus much, that he would not send them away out of the country. Now a [great] herd of swine was feeding there, toward the mountain. And the demons besought him, saying, “Send us into the swine, that we
* Master, N.
t This man was raving mad, and imagined himself possessed by a legion of demons, whose organ he was compelled to be. When healed, he is said, ver. 15, to be in his right mind; which implies that his disorder was insanity. Sce Farmer on Dem. p. 100.
may enter into them.” And [immediately Jesus] gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, ([now they were] about two thousand,) and were drowned in the lake. And those who kept the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And the people went out to see what had been done. And they come to Jesus, and see him who before had the demons", sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. And those who saw it told them how it had befallen him that had the demons; and also concerning the swine. And they began to entreat Jesus that he would depart out of their borders. And when Jesus had gone into the ship, he who before had the demons besought Jesus that he might be with him. Yet Jesus suffered him not; but saith unto him, “Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done unto thee, and that he hath had pity on thee.” And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done unto him: and all men wondered. And when Jesus had again passed over in the ship to the other side, a great multitude gathered together unto him : and he was near the lake. And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, named Jairus; and when he saw Jesus, he falleth down at his feet, and besought him greatly, saying, “My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray that thou wouldest come and put thine hands on her, that she may be cured, and she will live.” And Jesus went with him; and a great multitude followed him, and thronged him. And a [certain] woman, having an issue of blood twelve years, and that had suffered many things by many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was in no wise relieved,
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* The received text adds, “and had the Legion.” This clause was probably a marginal note: it is omitted in the Cambridge manuscript.
but rather became worse, when she had heard of Jesus,
came in the crowd behind him, and touched his garment. For she said, “If I may touch but his garments, I shall be well.” And immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up ; and she knew in her body that she was cured of that disease. And Jesus immediately knew in himself the power which had gone out of him, and turned about in the crowd, and said, “Who touched my garments ** And his disciples said unto him, “Thou seest the multitude thronging thee; and sayest thou, ‘Who touched me P’” And he looked round about, to see her that had done this thing. But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had been done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth. And he said unto her, “Daughter, thy faith hath made thee well: go in peace, and be freed from thy disease.” While he yet spake, messengers come from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying, “ Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Teacher * any further?” But when Jesus heard the words which were spoken, he saith [immediately] to the ruler of the synagogue, “Be not afraid; only believe.” And he suffered no one to follow him, but Peter, and James, and John the brother of James. Then he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and perceiveth a disturbance; and those who wept and wailed greatly. And when he had entered in, he saith unto them, “Why make ye a disturbance, and weep the child is not dead, but sleepeth.” And they derided him: but when he had sent them all out, he
taketh the father and the mother of the child, and those who were with him, and entereth in where the child was.
And when he had taken the child by the hand, he saith
unto her, “Talitha cumi;” which is, being interpreted,
“Damsel,” (I say unto thee) “arise.” And immediately
the damsel arose, and walked: for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were amazed with great amaze
* N. m. Master, N. t.
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know it; and commanded that food should be given her.
Ch. vi. And he went out thence, and came to .Nazareth, his
own country; and his disciples follow him. And when
* N. m. could, N. t. Symonds, p. 127.
+ The received text adds, “Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgement than for that city.” These words are omitted in the Vat. Eph. and Camb. MSS., and were probably a marginal addition from Matt. x. 15.
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demons, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and cured them. And king Herod heard of Jesus, (for his name had become famous,) and he said, “John the Baptist is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works are wrought by him.” And others said, “He is Elijah.” And others said, “He is a prophet”, even as one of the prophets.” But when Herod heard of him, he said, “It is [John] whom I beheaded : he is risen from the dead.” For this Herod had sent and apprehended John, and had bound him in prison, because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife : for Herod had married her. For John had said to Herod, “It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife.” Herodias therefore was greatly incensed against him, and would have killed him ; but could not. For Herod reverenced John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and protectedt him; and did many things after having heard him, and heard him gladly. And a fit day being come, when Herod on his birth-day made a supper for his great men, and commanders, and chiefs of Galilée; and the daughter of this Herodias having entered in, and danced, and pleased Herod and his guests; the king said to the damsel, “Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee.” And he sware unto her, “Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, to the half of my kingdom.” And she went out, and said to her mother, “What shall I ask P” And she said, “The head of John the Baptist.” And she immediately came in with haste to the king, and asked, saying, “I desire that thou straightway give me in a basin the head of John the Baptist.” And the king was much grieved; yet because of his oaths, and of his guests, he would not reject her. And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought:
* “He is a prophet, or, as one of the prophets.” R. T. + regarded, or preserved, N. t. and m.