Thematic Bible

Mark 5:1 (show verse)

They came to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gerasenes.

Mark 5:2 (show verse)

When He got out of the boat, immediately a man from the tombs with an unclean spirit met Him,

Mark 5:3 (show verse)

and he had his dwelling among the tombs. And no one was able to bind him anymore, even with a chain;

Mark 5:4 (show verse)

because he had often been bound with shackles and chains, and the chains had been torn apart by him and the shackles broken in pieces, and no one was strong enough to subdue him.

Mark 5:5 (show verse)

Constantly, night and day, he was screaming among the tombs and in the mountains, and gashing himself with stones.

Mark 5:6 (show verse)

Seeing Jesus from a distance, he ran up and bowed down before Him;

Mark 5:7 (show verse)

and shouting with a loud voice, he *said, “What business do we have with each other, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I implore You by God, do not torment me!”

Mark 5:8 (show verse)

For He had been saying to him, “Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!”

Mark 5:9 (show verse)

And He was asking him, “What is your name?” And he *said to Him, “My name is Legion; for we are many.”

Mark 5:10 (show verse)

And he began to implore Him earnestly not to send them out of the country.

Mark 5:11 (show verse)

Now there was a large herd of swine feeding nearby on the mountain.

Mark 5:12 (show verse)

The demons implored Him, saying, “Send us into the swine so that we may enter them.”

Mark 5:13 (show verse)

Jesus gave them permission. And coming out, the unclean spirits entered the swine; and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea, about two thousand of them; and they were drowned in the sea.

Mark 5:14 (show verse)

Their herdsmen ran away and reported it in the city and in the country. And the people came to see what it was that had happened.

Mark 5:15 (show verse)

They *came to Jesus and *observed the man who had been demon-possessed sitting down, clothed and in his right mind, the very man who had had the “legion”; and they became frightened.

Mark 5:16 (show verse)

Those who had seen it described to them how it had happened to the demon-possessed man, and all about the swine.

Mark 5:17 (show verse)

And they began to implore Him to leave their region.

Mark 5:18 (show verse)

As He was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed was imploring Him that he might accompany Him.

Mark 5:19 (show verse)

And He did not let him, but He *said to him, Go home to your people and report to them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He had mercy on you.”

Mark 5:20 (show verse)

And he went away and began to proclaim in Decapolis what great things Jesus had done for him; and everyone was amazed.

Mark 5:21 (show verse)

When Jesus had crossed over again in the boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around Him; and so He stayed by the seashore.

Mark 5:22 (show verse)

One of the synagogue officials named Jairus *came up, and on seeing Him, *fell at His feet

Mark 5:23 (show verse)

and *implored Him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death; please come and lay Your hands on her, so that she will get well and live.”

Mark 5:24 (show verse)

And He went off with him; and a large crowd was following Him and pressing in on Him.

Mark 5:25 (show verse)

A woman who had had a hemorrhage for twelve years,

Mark 5:26 (show verse)

and had endured much at the hands of many physicians, and had spent all that she had and was not helped at all, but rather had grown worse—

Mark 5:27 (show verse)

after hearing about Jesus, she came up in the crowd behind Him and touched His cloak.

Mark 5:28 (show verse)

For she thought, “If I just touch His garments, I will get well.”

Mark 5:29 (show verse)

Immediately the flow of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction.

Mark 5:30 (show verse)

Immediately Jesus, perceiving in Himself that the power proceeding from Him had gone forth, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My garments?”

Mark 5:31 (show verse)

And His disciples said to Him, “You see the crowd pressing in on You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’”

Mark 5:32 (show verse)

And He looked around to see the woman who had done this.

Mark 5:33 (show verse)

But the woman fearing and trembling, aware of what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth.

Mark 5:34 (show verse)

And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your affliction.”

Mark 5:35 (show verse)

While He was still speaking, they *came from the house of the synagogue official, saying, “Your daughter has died; why trouble the Teacher anymore?”

Mark 5:36 (show verse)

But Jesus, overhearing what was being spoken, *said to the synagogue official, Do not be afraid any longer, only believe.”

Mark 5:37 (show verse)

And He allowed no one to accompany Him, except Peter and James and John the brother of James.

Mark 5:38 (show verse)

They *came to the house of the synagogue official; and He *saw a commotion, and people loudly weeping and wailing.

Mark 5:39 (show verse)

And entering in, He *said to them, “Why make a commotion and weep? The child has not died, but is asleep.”

Mark 5:40 (show verse)

They began laughing at Him. But putting them all out, He *took along the child’s father and mother and His own companions, and *entered the room where the child was.

Mark 5:41 (show verse)

Taking the child by the hand, He *said to her, “Talitha kum!” (which translated means, “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”).

Mark 5:42 (show verse)

Immediately the girl got up and began to walk, for she was twelve years old. And immediately they were completely astounded.

Mark 5:43 (show verse)

And He gave them strict orders that no one should know about this, and He said that something should be given her to eat.