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Jesus expelled evil spirits from a Gerasene man and then allowed them to enter a herd of pigs, which then ran down a hill and drowned. As a result, the local people asked Jesus to leave the area.
Mark 5:1-20
Jesus and his disciples arrived on the east side of Lake Galilee. They landed near where the Gerasene people lived. There was a man in that region whom evil spirits controlled. Because that man was violent and people were afraid of him, they had tied him up many times. As he grew more violent, no one was able to tie him up any longer, not even with chains, because the chains would be broken by him {he would break the chains} whenever he was bound {they bound him} with them. The iron shackles would also be smashed by him {He would also smash the iron shackles} whenever they were fastened {they fastened them} on his feet. He lived in one of the caves where they bury dead people. During both night and day he would scream among the caves and in the hills. He would also cut himself with sharp stones. That day he came out of the caves. As Jesus and his disciples got out of the boat, that man saw Jesus from a distance. He immediately ran to Jesus, and then he knelt before him. 7-8 Jesus said to the evil spirit, “You evil spirit, come out of this man!” But the demon did not leave quickly. It shouted very loudly, “Jesus, I know that you are the ◄Son of/man who is also► God, so ◄we have nothing in common./what do we have in common?► [IDM, RHQ] So leave me alone I ask you to promise, knowing God is listening, that you will not torture me now!” So, in order to expel the demon more easily, Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” He replied, “My name is Crowd/Mob because there are many of us evil spirits in this man.” 10 Then the evil spirits fervently kept begging Jesus that he not send them out of the region. 11  At the same time, a large herd of pigs was ◄grazing/rooting for food► nearby on the hillside. 12 So the evil spirits pleaded with Jesus, “Allow us to go to the pigs in order that we might enter them!” 13 He permitted them to do that. So the evil spirits left the man and entered the pigs. The herd, which numbered about 2,000, rushed down the cliff into the lake, and drowned in the lake.
14 The men who had been tending the pigs ran and reported in the town and the countryside what had happened. Many people went to see what had happened. 15 They came to the place where Jesus was. Then they saw the man whom evil spirits had previously controlled. He was sitting there with clothes on and mentally sound. As a result, they became afraid because they thought that Jesus might destroy more of their property. (OR, they realized that Jesus must be very powerful.) 16 The people who had seen what had happened described what had happened to the man whom the evil spirits previously controlled. They also described what had happened to the pigs. 17 Then the people pleaded with Jesus to leave their region.
18 As Jesus got in the boat in order to leave, the man whom the evil spirits previously controlled begged Jesus, “ Please let me go with you!” 19 But Jesus did not let him go with him. On the contrary, he said to him, “Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord God has done for you, and tell them how God was kind to you.” 20 So the man left and traveled around the Ten Towns district. He told people how much Jesus had done for him. All the people who heard what the man said were amazed.
Jesus cured a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhaging, and brought Jairus' daughter back to life.
Mark 5:21-43
21 Jesus and his disciples went in a boat back around Lake Galilee to where they were before. When they arrived at the shore of the lake, a large crowd gathered around Jesus. 22 One of the men who presided over a ◄synagogue/Jewish meeting place►, whose name was Jairus, came there. When he saw Jesus, he prostrated himself at his feet. 23 Then he pleaded with Jesus earnestly, “My twelve-year old daughter is sick and nearly dead! Please come to my house and place your hands on her in order that she will be healed {to heal her}, so that she will not die!” 24 So Jesus and the disciples went with him.
A large crowd followed Jesus and many pushed close to him. 25 There was a woman in the crowd who had vaginal bleeding [EUP] every day for twelve years. 26 She had suffered much while many doctors treated her. But although she had spent all her money to pay the doctors, she had not been helped {they had not helped her}. Instead, she had become worse [EUP]. 27 After she heard that Jesus healed people, she came to where he was and pushed in the crowd close behind Jesus. 28 She did that because she was thinking, “If I touch him or even if I touch his clothes, I will be healed {his power will heal me}.” So she touched Jesus' clothes. 29 At once her bleeding stopped. At the same time, she sensed that she had been cured of {that he had cured} her illness. 30 Jesus also immediately sensed that his power had healed someone. So he turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my clothes?” 31  One of his disciples replied, “You can see that many people are crowding close to you! Probably many people touched you! So ◄why do you ask ‘Who touched me?’ /We are surprised that you ask ‘Who touched me?’ [RHQ]►” 32 But Jesus kept looking around in order to see the one who had done it. 33 The woman was very afraid and trembling. She thought that Jesus might be angry because she had violated the law that women who had such a sickness should not touch other people. But she knew that Jesus had healed her. So she prostrated herself before him. Then she told him truthfully about what she had done. 34 He said to her, “◄Ma'am/Young lady►, because you have believed that I could heal you , I have healed you. You may go home with peace in your heart/innner being , because I promise that you will not be sick this way anymore .”
35 While Jesus was still speaking to that woman, some people arrived who had come from Jairus' house. They said to Jairus, “Your daughter has now died. So ◄it is useless that you bother the teacher any longer by urging him to go to your house!/why do you bother the teacher any longer by urging him to go to your house?► [RHQ]” 36 But when Jesus heard what these men said, he said to Jairus, “Do not think that the situation is hopeless! Just keep believing that she will live!” 37-38 Then he allowed only his three closest disciples, Peter, James, and John, to go with him to Jairus' house. He did not allow any other people to go with him. After they arrived near the house, Jesus saw that the people there were in turmoil. They were weeping and wailing [DOU] loudly. 39 He entered the house and then he said to them, knowing that he was going to cause her to live again, “◄Do not make such a disturbance!/Why are you making such a disturbance?► [RHQ] Stop crying, for the child is not dead! On the contrary, she is only sleeping [HYP, EUP]!” 40 The people laughed at him, because they knew that she was dead. But he sent all the other people outside the house. Then he took the child's father and mother and the three disciples who were with him. He went into the room where the child was lying. 41 He took hold of the child's hand and said to her in her own language, “Talitha, Koum!” That means, “Little girl, get up!” 42 At once the girl got up and walked around. ( It was not surprising that she could walk, because she was twelve years old.) When this happened, all who were present were very astonished. 43 Jesus ordered them strictly, “Do not tell anyone about what I have done!” Afterwards he told them that something to eat should be brought to the girl {that they should bring the girl something to eat}.