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Jesus & the Kingdom

(Category 14 of 16)

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A Demon-Possessed Man Healed


1 Then athey came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the 1Gadarenes.
2 And when He had come out of the boat, immediately there met Him out of the tombs a man with an aunclean spirit,
3 who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no one could bind 1him, not even with chains,
4 because he had often been bound with shackles and chains. And the chains had been pulled apart by him, and the shackles broken in pieces; neither could anyone tame him.
5 And always, night and day, he was in the mountains and in the tombs, crying out and cutting himself with stones.
6 When he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and worshiped Him.
7 And he cried out with a loud voice and said, “What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I aimplore1 You by God that You do not torment me.”
8 For He said to him, a“Come out of the man, unclean spirit!”
9 Then He asked him, “What is your name?” And he answered, saying, “My name is Legion; for we are many.”
10 Also he begged Him earnestly that He would not send them out of the country.
11 Now a large herd of aswine was feeding there near the mountains.
12 So all the demons begged Him, saying, “Send us to the swine, that we may enter them.”
13 And 1at once Jesus gave them permission. Then the unclean spirits went out and entered the swine (there were about two thousand); and the herd ran violently down the steep place into the sea, and drowned in the sea.
14 So those who fed the swine fled, and they told it in the city and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that had happened.
15 Then they came to Jesus, and saw the one who had been ademon-possessed and had the legion, bsitting and cclothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid.
16 And those who saw it told them how it happened to him who had been demon-possessed, and about the swine.
17 Then athey began to plead with Him to depart from their region.

CHAPTER 5 References

1 aMatt.
8:28–34; Luke
8:26–37 1NU
2 aMark 1:23;
7:25; [Rev.
16:13, 14] 3 1NU adds
7 aMatt. 26:63;
Mark 1:24;
Acts 19:13
8 aMark 1:25;
9:25; [Acts
16:18] 11 aLev. 11:7,
8; Deut. 14:8;
Luke 15:15, 16
13 1NU He
15 aMatt. 4:24;
8:16; Mark
1:32 bLuke
10:39 c[Is.
61:10] 17 aMatt. 8:34;
Acts 16:39
18 aLuke 8:38,
20 aEx. 15:2;
Ps. 66:16
bMatt. 9:8, 33;
John 5:20;
7:21; Acts
3:12; 4:13 1Lit.
Ten Cities
21 aMatt. 9:1;
Luke 8:40
22 aMatt.
9:18–26; Luke
8:41–56; Acts
23 aMatt. 8:15;
Mark 6:5;
7:32; 8:23, 25;
16:18; Luke
4:40; Acts
9:17; 28:8
25 aLev. 15:19,
25; Matt. 9:20
27 aMatt.
14:35, 36;
Mark 3:10;
29 1suffering
30 aLuke 6:19;
33 a[Ps. 89:7] 34 aMatt. 9:22;
Mark 10:52;
Acts 14:9
b1 Sam. 1:17;
20:42; 2 Kin.
5:19; Luke
7:50; 8:48;
Acts 16:36;
[James 2:16] 35 aLuke 8:49

MARK 5:36

18 And when He got into the boat, ahe who had been demon-possessed begged Him that he might be with Him.
19 However, Jesus did not permit him, but said to him, “Go home to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He has had compassion on you.”
20 And he departed and began to aproclaim in 1Decapolis all that Jesus had done for him; and all bmarveled.

A Girl Restored to Life and a Woman Healed

21 aNow when Jesus had crossed over again by boat to the other side, a great multitude gathered to Him; and He was by the sea.
22 aAnd behold, one of the rulers of the synagogue came, Jairus by name. And when he saw Him, he fell at His feet
23 and begged Him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter lies at the point of death. Come and alay Your hands on her, that she may be healed, and she will live.”
24 So Jesus went with him, and a great multitude followed Him and thronged Him.
25 Now a certain woman ahad a flow of blood for twelve years,
26 and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse.
27 When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and atouched His garment.
28 For she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.”
29 Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the 1affliction.
30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that apower had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My clothes?”
31 But His disciples said to Him, “You see the multitude thronging You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’ ”
32 And He looked around to see her who had done this thing.
33 But the woman, afearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth.
34 And He said to her, “Daughter, ayour faith has made you well. bGo in peace, and be healed of your affliction.”
35 aWhile He was still speaking, some came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?”
36 As soon as Jesus heard the word

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MARK 5:37

that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid; only abelieve.”
37 And He permitted no one to follow Him except Peter, James, and John the brother of James.
38 Then He came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and saw 1a tumult and those who awept and wailed loudly.
39 When He came in, He said to them, “Why make this commotion and weep? The child is not dead, but asleeping.”
40 And they ridiculed Him. aBut when He had put them all outside, He took the father and the mother of the child, and those who were with Him, and entered where the child was lying.
41 Then He took the child by the hand, and said to her, “Talitha, cumi,” which is translated, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.”
42 Immediately the girl arose and walked, for she was twelve years of age. And they were aovercome with great amazement.
43 But aHe commanded them strictly that no one should know it, and said that something should be given her to eat.

Jesus Rejected at Nazareth


1 Then aHe went out from there and came to His own country, and His disciples followed Him.
2 And when the Sabbath had come, He began to teach in the synagogue. And many hearing Him were aastonished, saying, b“Where did this Man get these things? And what wisdom is this which is given to Him, that such mighty works are performed by His hands!
3 “Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and abrother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us?” So they bwere offended at Him.
4 But Jesus said to them, a“A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house.”
5 aNow He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them.
6 And aHe marveled because of their unbelief. bThen He went about the villages in a circuit, teaching.

Sending Out the Twelve

7 aAnd He called the twelve to Himself, and began to send them out btwo by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits.
8 He commanded them to take nothing for the journey except a staff—no bag, no bread, no copper in their money belts—
9 but ato wear sandals, and not to put on two tunics.

36 a[John
11:40] 38 aActs 9:39
1an uproar
39 aJohn 11:4,
40 aActs 9:40
42 aMark 1:27;
43 a[Matt. 8:4;

CHAPTER 6 References

1 aMatt. 13:54
2 aMatt. 7:28
bJohn 6:42
3 aMatt. 12:46
b[Matt. 11:6] 4 aJohn 4:44
5 aGen. 19:22;
6 aIs. 59:16
bMatt. 9:35
7 aMark 3:13,
14 b[Eccl. 4:9,
10] 9 a[Eph. 6:15] 10 aMatt. 10:11
11 aMatt. 10:14
bActs 13:51;
18:6 1NU
place 2NU
omits the rest
of v. 11.
13 a[James
5:14] 14 aLuke 9:7–9
bLuke 19:37
15 aMark 8:28
bMatt. 21:11
1NU, M a
prophet, like
16 aLuke 3:19
18 aLev. 18:16;
19 1held a
20 aMatt. 14:5;
21:26 1NU
was very perplexed,
21 aMatt. 14:6
bGen. 40:20
23 aEsth. 5:3,
6; 7:2
26 aMatt. 14:9

10 aAlso He said to them, “In whatever place you enter a house, stay there till you depart from that place.
11 a“And 1whoever will not receive you nor hear you, when you depart from there, bshake off the dust under your feet as a testimony against them. 2Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!”

12 So they went out and preached that people should repent.
13 And they cast out many demons, aand anointed with oil many who were sick, and healed them.

John the Baptist Beheaded

14 aNow King Herod heard of Him, for His name had become well known. And he said, “John the Baptist is risen from the dead, and therefore bthese powers are at work in him.”
15 aOthers said, “It is Elijah.” And others said, “It is 1the Prophet, bor like one of the prophets.”
16 aBut when Herod heard, he said, “This is John, whom I beheaded; he has been raised from the dead!”
17 For Herod himself had sent and laid hold of John, and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife; for he had married her.
18 Because John had said to Herod, a“It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.”
19 Therefore Herodias 1held it against him and wanted to kill him, but she could not;
20 for Herod afeared John, knowing that he was a just and holy man, and he protected him. And when he heard him, he 1did many things, and heard him gladly.
21 aThen an opportune day came when Herod bon his birthday gave a feast for his nobles, the high officers, and the chief men of Galilee.
22 And when Herodias’ daughter herself came in and danced, and pleased Herod and those who sat with him, the king said to the girl, “Ask me whatever you want, and I will give it to you.”
23 He also swore to her, a“Whatever you ask me, I will give you, up to half my kingdom.”
24 So she went out and said to her mother, “What shall I ask?” And she said, “The head of John the Baptist!”
25 Immediately she came in with haste to the king and asked, saying, “I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter.”
26 aAnd the king was exceedingly sorry; yet, because of the oaths and because of those who sat with him, he did not want to refuse her.
27 Immediately the king sent an executioner and commanded his head

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to be brought. And he went and beheaded him in prison,
28 brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl; and the girl gave it to her mother.
29 When his disciples heard of it, they came and atook away his corpse and laid it in a tomb.

Feeding the Five Thousand

30 aThen the apostles gathered to Jesus and told Him all things, both what they had done and what they had taught.
31 aAnd He said to them, “Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” For bthere were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.
32 aSo they departed to a deserted place in the boat by themselves.
33 But 1the multitudes saw them departing, and many aknew Him and ran there on foot from all the cities. They arrived before them and came together to Him.
34 aAnd Jesus, when He came out, saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion for them, because they were like bsheep not having a shepherd. So cHe began to teach them many things.
35 aWhen the day was now far spent, His disciples came to Him and said, “This is a deserted place, and already the hour is late.
36 “Send them away, that they may go into the surrounding country and villages and buy themselves 1bread; for they have nothing to eat.”
37 But He answered and said to them, “You give them something to eat.” And they said to Him, a“Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread and give them something to eat?”
38 But He said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” And when they found out they said, a“Five, and two fish.”
39 Then He acommanded them to make them all sit down in groups on the green grass.
40 So they sat down in ranks, in hundreds and in fifties.
41 And when He had taken the five loaves and the two fish, He alooked up to heaven, bblessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to His disciples to set before them; and the two fish He divided among them all.
42 So they all ate and were filled.
43 And they took up twelve baskets full of fragments and of the fish.
44 Now those who had eaten the loaves were 1about five thousand men.

Jesus Walks on the Sea

45 aImmediately He 1made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while He sent the multitude away.

29 a1 Kin.
13:29, 30
30 aLuke 9:10
31 aMatt. 14:13
bMark 3:20
32 aMatt.
33 a[Col. 1:6] 1NU, M they
34 aMatt. 9:36;
14:14 bNum.
27:17 cLuke
35 aMatt. 14:15
36 1NU something
to eat
and omits the
rest of v. 36.
37 a2 Kin. 4:43
38 aJohn 6:9
39 aMatt. 15:35
41 aJohn
11:41, 42
bMatt. 15:36;
44 1NU, M
omit about
45 aJohn
46 aLuke 5:16
48 aLuke 24:28
49 aMatt. 14:26
50 aMatt. 9:2
bIs. 41:10
1Take courage
51 aPs. 107:29
bMark 1:27;
2:12; 5:42;
52 aMark 8:17,
18 bMark 3:5;
53 aMatt.
54 1Lit. they
56 aMatt. 9:20
bNum. 15:38,

46 And when He had sent them away, He adeparted to the mountain to pray.
47 Now when evening came, the boat was in the middle of the sea; and He was alone on the land.
48 Then He saw them straining at rowing, for the wind was against them. Now about the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea, and awould have passed them by.
49 And when they saw Him walking on the sea, they supposed it was a aghost, and cried out;
50 for they all saw Him and were troubled. But immediately He talked with them and said to them, a“Be1 of good cheer! It is I; do not be bafraid.”
51 Then He went up into the boat to them, and the wind aceased. And they were greatly bamazed in themselves beyond measure, and marveled.
52 For athey had not understood about the loaves, because their bheart was hardened.

Many Touch Him and Are Made Well

53 aWhen they had crossed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret and anchored there.
54 And when they came out of the boat, immediately 1the people recognized Him,
55 ran through that whole surrounding region, and began to carry about on beds those who were sick to wherever they heard He was.
56 Wherever He entered, into villages, cities, or the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged Him that athey might just touch the bhem of His garment. And as many as touched Him were made well.

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A Song of Praise to the Sovereign LORD

1 THE LORD areigns; Let the earth rejoice; Let the multitude of 1isles be glad!

2 aClouds and darkness surround Him; bRighteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.
3 aA fire goes before Him, And burns up His enemies round about.
4 aHis lightnings light the world; The earth sees and trembles.
5 aThe mountains melt like wax at the presence of the LORD, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
6 aThe heavens declare His righteousness, And all the peoples see His glory.

PSALM 97 References

1 a[Ps. 96:10] 1Or coastlands
2 aEx. 19:9;
Deut. 4:11;
1 Kin. 8:12;
Ps. 18:11 b[Ps.
89:14] 3 aPs. 18:8;
Dan. 7:10;
Hab. 3:5
4 aEx. 19:18
5 aPs. 46:6;
Amos 9:5;
Mic. 1:4; Nah.
6 aPs. 19:1
7 a[Ex. 20:4] b[Heb. 1:6] 9 aPs. 83:18
bEx. 18:11; Ps.
95:3; 96:4
10 a[Ps. 34:14;
Prov. 8:13;
Amos 5:15;
Rom. 12:9] bPs. 31:23;
145:20; Prov.
2:8 cPs. 37:40;
Jer. 15:21;
Dan. 3:28
11 aJob 22:28;
Ps. 112:4;
Prov. 4:18
12 aPs. 33:1
bPs. 30:4 1Or
for the memory
2Or His

7 aLet all be put to shame who serve carved images, Who boast of idols. bWorship Him, all you gods.
8 Zion hears and is glad, And the daughters of Judah rejoice Because of Your judgments, O LORD.
9 For You, LORD, are amost high above all the earth; bYou are exalted far above all gods.

10 You who love the LORD, ahate evil! bHe preserves the souls of His saints; cHe delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.
11 aLight is sown for the righteous, And gladness for the upright in heart.
12 aRejoice in the LORD, you righteous, bAnd give thanks 1at the remembrance of 2His holy name.



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