8 And it came to pass in due course that he was passing through city by city and village by village, proclaiming and delivering the glad-message of the kingdom of God,—and the twelve were with him;
2 and certain women who had been cured from evil spirits and infirmities,—Mary the one called Magdalene from whom seven demons had gone forth,
3 and Joana wife of Chuza steward of Herod, and Susanna, and many others,—who indeed were ministering unto them out of their possessions.
4 And seeing that a great multitude were coming together, and they who from every city were journeying forth unto him he spake through means of a parable:—
5 The sower went forth to sow his seed,—and as he sowed Some indeed fell beside the pathway, and was trodden down; and the birds of heaven devoured it.
6 And other fell down upon the rock; and growing was withered, because it had not moisture.
7 And other fell amidst thorns; and growing together the thorns choked it.
8 And other fell into good ground; and growing brought forth fruit a hundredfold. These things saying, he went on to cry aloud—He that hath ears to hear let him hear.
9 But his disciples began to question him—What might this very parable be?
10 And he said—Unto you hath it been given to get to know the sacred secrets of the kingdom of God; but unto the rest in parables,—in order 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 And those beside the pathway are they who have heard; afterwards cometh the adversary, and catcheth away the word from their heart, lest believing they should be saved.
13 And those upon the rock are they who as soon as they hear with joy welcome the word; and these not having root are they who for a season believe,—and in a season of testing draw back.
14 And that which in among the thorns fell these are they who have heard; and by anxieties and wealth and pleasures of life being borne along are choked up, and bear not to perfection.
15 But that in the good ground these are they who indeed in a noble and good heart having heard the word hold fast and bear fruit with endurance.
16 And no one having lit a lamp covereth it up with a vessel, or beneath a couch putteth it; but upon a lamp-stand putteth it, that they who come in may see the light.
17 For there is no secret which shall not be made manifest; neither a hidden thing which shall in anywise not be made known, or not come where it can be seen.
18 Be taking heed therefore how ye hear; for whosoever shall have it shall be given unto him; and whosoever shall not have even what he seemeth to have shall be taken from him.
19 And his mother and brethren came near unto him, and were unable to reach him because of the multitude.
20 And it was reported to him—Thy mother and thy brethren are standing outside, desiring to see thee.
21 But he answering said unto them—My mother and my brethren are these—they who the word of God are hearing and doing.
22 And it came to pass on one of the days that he entered into a boat, and his disciples; and he said unto them—Let us pass over unto the other side of the lake. And they set sail.
23 Now as they were sailing he fell asleep. And there came down a hurricane of wind upon the lake, and they began to be filled and to be in peril.
24 And coming near they roused him up saying—Master! Master! we perish! And he roused up rebuked the wind and the surging of the water; and they ceased, and it became a calm.
25 And he said unto them—Where was your faith? But struck with fear they marvelled, saying one to another—Who then is this—that even unto the winds he giveth orders and unto the water, and they hearken unto him.
26 And they sailed down into the country of the Gerasenes, the which is over against Galilee.
27 And when he went forth upon the land there met him a certain man out of the city, having demons; and for a considerable time he had put on no garment, and in a house would not abide but among the tombs.
28 But seeing Jesus he cried out aloud and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said—What have I in common with thee, O Jesus, Son of [God] the Most High? I beg of thee—Do not torment me!—
29 for he was about to charge the impure spirit to come out from the man. For many times had it snatched him away; and he used to be bound with chains and fetters for a safe-guard, and was wont to break in pieces the bonds and to be driven by the demon into the deserts.
30 And Jesus questioned him—What name hast thou? And he said—Legion! because many demons had entered into him.
31 And they were beseeching him that he would not order them into the abyss to depart.
32 Now there was there a herd of a good many swine, feeding in the mountain; and they besought him that he would suffer them into those to enter; and he suffered them.
33 And the demons going forth from the man entered into the swine; and the herd rushed down the cliff into the lake, and were choked.
34 And they who had been feeding them seeing what had happened fled, and carried tidings into the city and into the country-places.
35 And they went forth to see what had happened; and came unto Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had gone forth sitting, clothed and of sound mind, near the feet of Jesus,—and they were struck with fear.
36 And they who had seen it reported unto them how the demonized man was saved.
37 And one and all of the throng of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes requested him to depart from them; because with a great fear were they oppressed. And he entering into a boat returned.
38 And the man from whom the demons had gone forth began to beg of him that he might be with him; but he dismissed him, saying—
39 Be returning unto thy house, and telling forth what great things God for thee hath done. And he departed, through all the city proclaiming what great things Jesus had done for him.
40 Now when Jesus returned the multitude welcomed him back, for they were all expecting him.
41 And lo! there came a man whose name was Jairus, and the same was a ruler of the synagogue,—and falling down near the feet of Jesus he began beseeching him to enter into his house;
42 because he had an only-begotten daughter about twelve years old, and she was dying. Now as he withdrew the multitudes were hemming him in.
43 And a woman with a flow of blood of twelve years standing, who indeed could from no one be cured
44 coming near behind touched the fringe of his mantle; and instantly was stayed the flow of her blood.
45 And Jesus said—Who is it that touched me? And when all were denying Peter said—Master! the multitudes are hemming thee in and pressing along.
46 But Jesus said—Some one touched me, for I took note of power gone out from me.
47 And the woman seeing that she had not escaped notice trembling came and falling down before him reported before all the people for what cause she had touched him and how she was healed instantly!
48 And he said to her—Daughter! thy faith hath saved thee: Go thy way into peace.
49 While yet he is speaking there cometh one from the synagogue ruler’s, saying—Thy daughter is dead: No further be troubling the teacher.
50 But Jesus hearing answered him—Do not fear! Only believe and she shall be saved.
51 And when he came into the house he suffered no one to enter with him save Peter and John and James, and the father of the girl and the mother.
52 And they were all weeping and beating themselves for her. And he said—Be not weeping; for she died not but is sleeping.
53 And they were deriding him, knowing that she died.
54 But he grasping her hand called aloud, saying—O girl! arise!
55 And her spirit returned, and she rose up instantly, and he ordered that something should be given her to eat.
56 And her parents were beside themselves. But he charged them to tell no one what had happened.