And it came··to··pass in the following◦ days, that He journeyed··throughout into▵ city and village, preaching and announcing··the··gospel of the kingdom of God; and the twelve were with◦ Him,
and certain women who had··been cured of evil◦ spirits and sicknesses, Mary called Magdalene, from whom came··out seven demons,
and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many other women who ministered to Him from their belongings.
And◦ when a crowd of many was· gathered ·together◦, and they◦ were going to Him out of every city, He said◦ through a parable,
A sower went··out▵ to sow his seed; and in his sowing, some◦ indeed fell along the way; and it was trampled, and the birds of heaven ate· it ·up.
And other◦ fell upon a rock; and growing··up, it dried··up since◦ it had no◦ root◦.
And other◦ fell in the midst of thorns; and the thorns, growing··up··with it, choked it.
And other◦ fell on good earth; and growing··up, it made fruit a hundredfold. Saying these··things, He called◦ out, He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
And◦ His disciples asked Him, saying, What might this parable be?
And◦ He said, To you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God; but◦ to the rest in parables, that looking they might not look, and hearing they might not understand.*
And◦ the parable is this: The seed is the Word of God.
And◦ those along the way are they who hear; then▵ comes the Devil, and takes··away◦ the Word from their heart, that· they should ·not◦ believe and be saved.
And◦ those on the rock are they who, when they hear, receive◦ the Word with joy; and these have no root, who for a time believe, and in the time of temptation desist.
And◦ that which fell into the thorns are they◦ who, having heard, go forth, and are choked by anxieties and riches and pleasures◦ of life◦, and bring· no fruit ·to··completion.
But◦ that in the good◦ earth are they◦ who◦, in a simple* and good heart having··heard the Word, retain it, and bear··fruit in patience.
And◦ no··one having kindled a lamp covers it with a vessel, or puts it underneath a bed, but puts it on a lampstand, that they who go··in may see the light.
For◦ there is not anything secret which shall not become manifest, nor anything hidden which shall not be known and come to◦ be··manifest.
Look, therefore, how you hear; for whoever has, to him shall be given; and whoever has not, even that which he thinks to have shall be taken away from him.
And◦ His mother and brothers came▫ to Him, and could not reach◦ Him on··account··of the crowd.
And it was reported to Him by them who said, Thy mother and Thy brothers are standing outside, willing to see◦ Thee.
But◦ He answering said to them, My mother and My brothers are these who hear the Word of God, and do it.
And it came··to··pass on▵ one◦ of the days that He and His disciples stepped into a ship; and He said◦ to them, Let us pass over to◦ the other··side of the lake; and they launched out.
And◦ as they sailed He fell··asleep◦; and a storm of wind came··down on the lake, and they were filled with water, and were in danger.
And◦ coming··to Him, they awoke Him, saying, Master, Master, we perish! But◦ He, arising, rebuked the wind and the overflowing of the water; and they ceased, and there was◦ a calm.
And◦ He said◦ to them, Where is your faith? And◦ they fearing marveled, saying one to another, Who then is this, that He orders◦ the winds and the water, and they obey Him?
And they sailed··down into the country of the Gadarenes, which◦ is over opposite▵ Galilee.
And◦ when He went··out▵ upon the land, there met◦ Him out··of the city a certain man◦ who had demons for a considerable time◦, and wore no garment, and did not stay in a house, but in the sepulchers.
And◦ when he saw◦ Jesus, he cried··out, and he fell··before Him, and with a great voice said◦, What◦ is there to··me and to··Thee*, Jesus, Son of God Most··High? I entreat Thee, torment me not◦;
for◦ He had charged the unclean spirit to come··out of the man; for◦ many times◦ it had seized him; and he was guarded, bound with chains and fetters, and, rending the bonds, he was driven by the demon into the deserts.
And◦ Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And◦ he said◦, Legion, because many demons had entered into him.
And he implored Him not to order◦ them to go out into the abyss.
And◦ there was there a herd of a considerable number of swine feeding◦ on▵ the mountain; and they implored Him that◦ He would permit them to enter into them▵; and He permitted them.
And◦ the demons having come··out of the man entered into the swine; and the herd rushed down◦ a cliff into the lake, and were choked.
And◦ they who fed◦ them, seeing◦ what came··to··pass, fled, and going··away◦, reported it in◦ the city and in◦ the fields.
And◦ then they went··out▵ to see◦ what had come··to··pass, and came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had come··out, in··a··garment, and sane, sitting by the feet of Jesus; and they feared.
And◦ they also who saw◦ it reported to them how he who was demon-possessed was saved.
And all the multitude of the countryside of the Gadarenes besought Him to depart◦ from them, for they were beset with great fear; and◦ He stepping into the ship returned.
And◦ the man◦ from whom the demons had come··out entreated that he might be with◦ Him; but◦ Jesus sent· him ·away, saying,
Return to thy house, and tell what things God has done for thee. And he went his way, preaching through the whole city what things Jesus had done for him.
And◦ it came··to··pass on▵ the return of Jesus, that the crowd received◦ Him, for◦ they were all expecting Him.
And behold◦, there came a man◦ named Jairus, and he was▵ a ruler of the synagogue; and falling at the feet of Jesus, he implored Him that He would come into his house,
for he had◦ an only··begotten daughter, about▵ twelve years of age, and she◦ was dying; but◦ as He went◦, the crowds thronged* Him.
And a woman suffering◦ with a flow of blood twelve years, who◦ had spent◦ her whole livelihood on◦ physicians and could◦ not be cured by anyone▵,
coming behind Him, touched the hem of His garment; and immediately her flow of blood stood still.
And Jesus said◦, Who◦ touched Me? And◦ when all denied, Peter and they who were with him said◦, Master, the crowds beset Thee and throng Thee, and Thou sayest, Who◦ touched Me?
But◦ Jesus said◦, Someone touched Me, for◦ I◦ know that power went··out▵ from Me.
And◦ the woman, seeing◦ that she was not concealed, came trembling; and falling··before Him, she reported to Him before◦ all the people for what cause she had touched Him, and how she was healed immediately.
And◦ He said◦ to her, Daughter, have··confidence; thy faith has saved thee; go into peace.
While He yet spoke, there comes one from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying to him, Thy daughter is··dead; trouble not the Teacher.
But◦ Jesus having heard it answered him, saying, Fear not◦; only believe, and she shall be saved.
And◦ having entered into the house, He permitted◦ no··one enter, except Peter and James and John, and the father of the girl and her mother.
And◦ all wept and bewailed her. But◦ He said◦, Weep not◦; she is· not ·dead, but is sleeping.
And they laughed··at Him, knowing◦ that she was··dead.
But◦ He, putting them all out, and taking hold of her hand, called◦, saying, Girl, arise.
And her spirit returned, and she stood up immediately; and He instructed that she be given something to eat.
And her parents were··amazed; but◦ He charged them to tell no··one◦ what was··done◦.