Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible






When Jesus came back, the crowd welcomed him, because everyone was expecting him.

Zacchaeus came down quickly and was glad to welcome him into his home.


When Jesus arrived on the other side in the region of the Gerasenes, two demon-possessed men met him as they were coming out of the tombs. They were so violent that no one could travel on that road. Suddenly, they screamed, "What do you want with us, Son of God? Did you come here to torture us before the proper time?" Now a large herd of pigs was grazing some distance away from them. read more.
So the demons began to plead with Jesus, saying, "If you drive us out, send us into that herd of pigs." He told them, "Go," and they came out and went into the pigs. Suddenly, the whole herd rushed down a steep slope into the sea and drowned in the water. Now when those who had been taking care of the pigs ran away, they came into the city and reported everything, especially what had happened to the demon-possessed men.

They arrived at the other side of the sea in the territory of the Gerasenes. Just as Jesus stepped out of the boat, a man with an unclean spirit came out of the tombs and met him. He lived among the tombs, and no one could restrain him any longer, not even with a chain. read more.
He had often been restrained with shackles and chains, but had snapped the chains apart and broken the shackles in pieces. No one could tame him. He kept screaming night and day among the tombs and on the mountainsides, and kept cutting himself with stones. When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell down in front of him, screaming in a loud voice, "What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you in the name of God never to torment me!" Jesus had been saying to him, "Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!" Then Jesus asked him, "What's your name?" He told him, "My name is Legion, because there are many of us." He kept pleading with Jesus not to send them out of that region. Now a large herd of pigs was grazing on a hillside nearby. So the demons begged him, "Send us among the pigs, so that we can go into them!" So he let them do this. The unclean spirits came out of the man and went into the pigs, and the herd of about 2,000 rushed down a steep slope into the sea and drowned there. Now when those who had been taking care of the pigs ran away, they reported what had happened in the city and countryside. So the people went to see what had happened. When they came to Jesus and saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there dressed and in his right mind, they were frightened. The people who had seen it told them what had happened to the demon-possessed man and the pigs. So they began to beg Jesus to leave their territory. As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed kept begging him to let him go with him. But Jesus wouldn't let him. Instead, he told him, "Go home to your family, and tell them how much the Lord has done for you and how merciful he has been to you." So the man left and began proclaiming in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him. And everyone was utterly amazed. When Jesus again had crossed to the other side in a boat, a large crowd gathered around him by the seashore.

They landed in the region of the Gerasenes, which is just across the lake from Galilee. When Jesus stepped out on the shore, a man from the city met him. This man was controlled by demons and had not worn clothes for a long time. He did not live in a house but in the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he screamed, fell down in front of him, and cried out in a loud voice, "What do you want from me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you not to torture me!" read more.
because Jesus was in the process of ordering the unclean spirit to come out of the man. On many occasions the unclean spirit had seized the man, and though he was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, he would break the chains and be driven by the demon into deserted places. Jesus asked the man, "What's your name?" He answered, "Legion," because many demons had gone into him. Then the demons began begging Jesus not to order them to go into the bottomless pit. Now a large herd of pigs was grazing there on the hillside. So the demons begged Jesus to let them go into those pigs, and he consented to that. Then the demons came out of the man and went into the pigs, and the herd rushed down a steep slope into the lake and drowned. Now when those who had been taking care of the pigs saw what had happened, they ran away and reported it in the city and in the countryside. So the people went out to see what had happened. When they came to Jesus and found the man from whom the demons had gone out sitting at Jesus' feet, dressed and in his right mind, they were frightened. The people who had seen it told them how the demon-possessed man had been healed. Then all the people from the region surrounding the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them, because they were terrified. So he got into a boat and started back. Now the man from whom the demons had gone out kept begging Jesus to let him go with him. But Jesus sent him away, saying, "Go home and tell what God has done for you." So the man left and kept proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him. When Jesus came back, the crowd welcomed him, because everyone was expecting him.


When Jesus came back, the crowd welcomed him, because everyone was expecting him.

When Jesus again had crossed to the other side in a boat, a large crowd gathered around him by the seashore.

After getting into a boat, Jesus crossed to the other side and came to his own city.