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8:1 It happened soon afterwards, that he went about through cities and villages, preaching and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God, and with him the twelve,
8:3 and Joanna, the wife of Chuzas, Herod`s steward, Susanna; and many others; who ministered to them from their possessions.
8:4 When a great multitude came together, and people from every city were coming to him, he spoke by a parable.
8:6 Other seed fell on the rock, and as soon as it grew, it withered away, because it had no moisture.
8:7 Other fell amid the thorns, and the thorns grew with it, and choked it.
8:9 Then his disciples asked him, "What does this parable mean?"
8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
8:18 Be careful therefore how you hear. For whoever has, to him will be given; and whoever doesn`t have, from him will be taken away even that which he thinks he has."
8:19 His mother and brothers came to him, and they could not come near him for the crowd.
8:20 It was told him by some saying, "Your mother and your brothers stand outside, desiring to see you."
8:21 But he answered them, "My mother and my brothers are these who hear the word of God, and do it."
8:25 He said to them, "Where is your faith?" Being afraid they marveled, saying one to another, "Who is this, then, that he commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him?"
8:26 They arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee.
8:29 For Jesus was commanding the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For the unclean spirit had often seized the man. He was kept under guard, and bound with chains and fetters. Breaking the bands apart, he was driven by the demon into the desert.
8:30 Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" He said, "Legion," for many demons had entered into him.
8:31 They begged him who he would not command them to go into the abyss.
8:33 The demons came out from the man, and entered into the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake, and were drowned.
8:34 When those who fed them saw what had happened, they fled, and told it in the city and in the country.
8:35 People went out to see what had happened. They came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons were gone out, sitting, clothed and in his right mind, at the feet of Jesus; and they were afraid.
8:36 Those who saw it told them how he who was possessed with demons was healed.
8:38 But the man from whom the demons had gone out begged him that he might go with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying,
8:40 It happened, as Jesus returned, the multitude welcomed him, for they were all waiting for him.
8:41 Behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue. He fell down at Jesus` feet, and begged him to come into his house,
8:42 for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. But as he went, the multitudes thronged him.
8:44 came behind him, and touched the fringe of his cloak, and immediately the flow of her blood stopped.
8:45 Jesus said, "Who touched me?" When all denied, Peter and those with him said, "Master, the multitudes press and jostle you, and you say, `Who touched me?`"
8:47 When the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before him declared to him in the presence of all the people the reason why she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.
8:48 He said to her, "Daughter, cheer up. Your faith has made you well. Go in peace."
8:49 While he still spoke, one from the ruler of the synagogue`s house came, saying to him, "Your daughter is dead. Don`t trouble the Teacher."
8:51 When he came to the house, he didn`t allow anyone to enter in, except Peter, John, James, the father of the girl, and her mother.
8:52 All were weeping, and mourning her, but he said, "Don`t weep. She isn`t dead, but sleeping."
8:53 They laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.
8:54 But he put them all outside, and taking her by the hand, he called, saying, "Little girl, arise!"
8:55 Her spirit returned, and she rose up immediately. He commanded that something be given to her to eat.
8:56 Her parents were amazed, but he charged them to tell no one what had been done.