1 And it came to pass, afterward, that He went through every city and village, preaching
and bringing the gospel of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with Him,
2 and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities; Mary called
Magdalene, out of whom had come seven demons,
3 and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others who
ministered to Him out of their possessions.
4 And when a great multitude had gathered, and they had come to Him from every city,
He spoke through a parable:
5 A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the wayside; and it
was trampled down, and the birds of the air devoured it.
6 Some fell on rock; and as soon as it sprang up, it withered away because it lacked
7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it.
8 But others fell on good ground, sprang up, and produced fruit a hundredfold. When He had said these things He cried out, He who has ears to hear, let him hear!
9 And His disciples asked Him, saying, What might this parable be?
10 And He said, To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest in parables, that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.
11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the Word of God.
12 Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the
Word out of their hearts, that they should not believe and be saved.
13 And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the Word with joy;
and these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of trial draw back away.
14 And the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and
are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity.
15 But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the Word with
an honest and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with steadfastness.
16 No one, when he has lit a lamp, covers it with a vessel or puts it under a bed, but sets
it on a lampstand, that those who enter may see the light.
17 For nothing is concealed that will not be made manifest, nor anything hidden that will
not be perceived and come into plain view.
18 Therefore take heed how you hear. For whoever has, to him more will be given; and
whoever does not have, even what he seems to have will be taken from him.
19 Then His mother and brothers came to Him, and were not able to come up to Him
through the crowd.
20 And it was told to Him, saying, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside,
desiring to see You.
21 But He answered and said to them, My mother and My brothers are these who hear
the Word of God and do it.
22 Now it happened, on a certain day, that He got into a boat with His disciples. And
He said to them, Let us cross over to the other side of the lake. And they launched out.
23 But as they sailed He fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they
were filling with water, and were in peril.
24 And they came to Him and awoke Him, saying, Master, Master, we are perishing!
Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. And they ceased, and
there was a calm.
25 And He said to them, Where is your faith? And they were afraid, and marveled, saying to one another, Who can this be? For He commands even the winds and water, and they obey Him.
26 And they sailed to the country of the Gadarenes, which is across from Galilee.
27 And when He stepped out onto the land, there met Him a certain man from the city
who had demons for a long time. And he wore no clothes, nor did he live in a house but
among the tombs.
28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, fell down before Him, and with a loud voice said,
What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You, do not torment
29 For He had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For it had often
seized him, and he was kept under guard, bound with chains and shackles; and he broke
the bonds and was driven by the demons into the wilderness.
30 Jesus asked him, saying, What is your name? And he said, Legion, because many
demons had entered him.
31 And they begged Him that He would not command them to go out into the abyss.
32 Now a herd of many swine was feeding there on the mountain. So they begged Him
that He would permit them to enter them. And He permitted them.
33 Then the demons went out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd ran
violently down the steep place into the lake and drowned.
34 When those who fed them saw what had happened, they fled and told it in the city
and in the country.
35 Then they went out to see what had happened, and came to Jesus, and found the man
from whom the demons had departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right
mind. And they were afraid.
36 They also who had seen it told them by what means he who had been demon-possessed was healed.
37 Then the whole multitude of the surrounding region of the Gadarenes asked Him to
depart from them, for they were seized with great fear. And He got into the boat and
38 Now the man from whom the demons had departed begged Him that he might be
with Him. But Jesus sent him away, saying,
39 Return to your own house, and tell what great things God has done for you. And he
went his way and proclaimed throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done
40 So it was, when Jesus returned, that the multitude welcomed Him, for they were all
waiting for Him.
41 And behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue.
And he fell down at Jesus' feet and begged Him to come to his house,
42 for he had an only daughter about twelve years of age, and she was dying. But as He
went, the crowds pressed in on Him.
43 And a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her
livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any,
44 came from behind and touched the border of His garment. And immediately her flow
of blood stopped.
45 And Jesus said, Who touched Me? When all denied it, Peter and those with him said,
Master, the crowds are pressing and crowding You, and You say, Who touched Me?
46 But Jesus said, Somebody touched Me, for I know that power has gone forth out from
47 And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling; and falling
down before Him, she declared to Him in the presence of all the people the reason she
had touched Him and how she was healed immediately.
48 And He said to her, Daughter, be of good courage; your faith has made you well. Go
49 While He was still speaking, someone came from the house of the ruler of the
synagogue, saying to him, Your daughter has died. Do not trouble the Teacher.
50 But when Jesus heard it, He answered him, saying, Do not fear; only believe, and she
will be made well.
51 And when He came into the house, He permitted no one to go in except Peter, Jacob,
and John, and the father and mother of the girl.
52 Now all wept and bewailed her; but He said, Do not weep; she has not died, but is
53 And they ridiculed Him, knowing that she had died.
54 But He put them all outside, took her by the hand and called, saying, Little girl, arise.
55 And her spirit returned, and she arose immediately. And He commanded that she be
given something to eat.
56 And her parents were astonished, but He charged them to tell no one what had