1 And they came over to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. (In the earlier miracle it was Gergesenes)
O u 2. The meeting. v 3-. Abode. Among the tombs. w -3. None could bind him. x 4-. Fetters often used. y -4-. And chains also. y -4-. But chains broken. x -4-. Fetters broken in pieces. w -4. None could tame him. v 5. Abode. Among the toms. u 6-10. The meeting.
2 And when He was come out of the boat, immediately there confronted Him out of the tombs a man (in the earlier miracle there were "two men" [Matt. 8:28]) in [the power of] an unclean spirit,
3 Who had his dwelling (a Divine supplement, here) among the tombs;
and no one could bind him, not even with chains:
4 Because that he had been often bound with fetters
and the chains had been plucked asunder by him,
and the fetters broken in pieces:
and no man was strong enough to master him.
5 And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying out, and cutting himself with stones.
u a 6,7. Worship. b 8. Unclean spirit. Command. b 9. Unclean spirit. Name. a 10. Prayer.
6 But when he saw Jesus (Gr. Iesous is the same as Heb. Yahshua, and means Salvation of Yahaveh, or Yahaveh the Savior) from afar, he ran and did homage (by prostration) to Him,
7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, "What have I to do with you, Jesus, You Son of the most high God? (a Divine supplement, here. Demons knew Him, if the people were blinded.) I adjure You by God (Gr. Theos corresponds generally to Elohim, the Creator, of the O.T.), that You torment me not.
8 For He said to him, "Come out of the man, you unclean spirit."
9 And He asked him, "What is your name? And he answered, saying, "My name is Legion (a Roman legion was about 6,000 men): for we are many."
10 And he besought Him much that He would not send them away out of the country. (Note the 3 prayers in this chapter:  the unclean spirits: Answer "Yes" [vv.10,13,13];  the Gadarenes: Answer "Yes" [v.17];  the healed man: Answer "No" [vv.18,19]. "No" is often the most gracious answer to prayers.)
K c 11. Swine feeding. d 12,13-. The demons. Prayer made. d -13-. The demons. Prayer answered. c -13. Swine choked.
11 Now there was there just at the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.
12 And all the demons besought Him, saying, "Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them."
13 And immediately Jesus gave them leave.
And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd rushed down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;)
and were choked in the sea. (Even the swine, unclean animals, didn't even want to be possessed of evil spirits!)
K e 14-. Report of the swineherds. f -14,15. Citizens. Observation made. e 16. Report of the hearers. f 17. Citizens. Prayer made.
14 And they that fed the swine fled, and told it to the city, as well as in the country.
And they went out to see what it was that was come to pass.
15 And they come to Jesus, and gaze upon him that was possessed with the devil (Gr. daimonizomai), and had the legion, sitting, and provided with clothes (cp. Luke 8:27, where he had for a long time worn none), and in his right mind: and they were alarmed.
16 And they that saw it detailed them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine.
17 And they began to pray to Him to depart away from their borders.
18 And while He was in [the act of] embarking into the boat,
he that had been possessed with the devil prayed to Him that He might be with him.
19 Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but said to him, "Go to your house to your friends, and tell them how great things the Lord (Yehovah) has done for you, and has had compassion on you."
20 And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel.
21 And when Jesus was passed over again in the boat to the other side, a vast crowd gathered to Him: and He was beside the sea.
M P g 22. Jairus. h 23. His assurance expressed. Q i 24. The throng. k 25-28. The Woman's action. l 29. The Lord. Miracle. i 30-32. The throng. k 33. The Woman's confession. l 34. The Lord. Approval. P g 35. Jairus. Messengers from house. h 36. His encouragement received. Q m 37. Those accompanying. Apostles. n 38,39-. Into the house. o -39. The Lord Declaration. p 40-. Derision. m -40-. Those accompanying. Relations. n -40. Into the chamber. o 41,42-. The Lord. Miracle. p -42,43. Astonishment.
22 And, behold, there comes one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw Him, he fell at His feet, (= whom God enlightens. The Jair of the O.T. See Num. 32:41. Deut. 3:14. Judg. 10:3. Est. 2:5. 1 Chron. 20:5)
23 And besought him greatly, saying, "My little daughter lies at the point of death: I pray You, come and lay Your hands on her, so that she may be healed; and she shall live." (For this action, cp. 6:6; 7:32; 8:23,25; 16:18. Acts 9:17; 28:8. Heb. 6:2)
24 And Jesus went with him; and a vast crowd was followed Him, and were thronging Him.
25 And a certain woman, being in an issue of blood twelve years,
26 And had suffered many treatments under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
27 When she had heard concerning Jesus, came in the crowd behind, and touched His garment.
28 For she said, "If (expressing a contingency) I may touch but His clothes, I shall be whole."
29 And immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she knew (by Divine power) in her body that she was healed from that plague.
30 And Jesus, immediately perceiving thereupon in Himself that [inherent] power from Him had gone forth out of Him, turned Himself about in the crowd, and said, "Who touched My clothes?"
31 And his disciples kept saying to Him, "You see the crowd thronging You, and You say, 'Who touched me?' "
32 And He was looking round about to see her that had done this thing.
33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing [intuitively] what was done in her, came and fell down before Him, and told Him all the truth.
34 And He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has saved you; go in peace, and be saved of your plague.
35 While He was yet speaking, there come away from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, "Thy daughter is dead: why trouble you the Teacher any further?"
36 Immediately Jesus overheard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, "Be not afraid, only go on believing."
37 And He suffered not any one to follow Him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.
38 And He comes to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and sees the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly. (Crying al-a-lai, al-a-lai. Jewish mourning cries. See 1 Cor. 13:1)
39 And when He was come in,
He said to them, "Why make you this ado, and weep? the child has not died, but sleeps." (See 1 Thess. 4:13 and 5:6)
40 And they began laughing Him. But when He had put them all out (He acted, as well as spoke, with "authority"), He takes the father and the mother of the child, and them that were with Him,
and entered in where the damsel was lying.
41 And He took the damsel by the hand, and said to her, "Talitha cumi;" which is, being interpreted, "Damsel, I say to you, arise."
42 And immediately the damsel arose, and began walking; for she was of the age of twelve years.
And they were astonished with a great astonishment. (= entranced, implying bewilderment)
43 And He charged them much that no man should get to know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.