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are ye so timorous? How is it that ye have no 41 faith? And they were exceedingly terrified, and

said one to another, Who is this whom even the V. wind and the sea obey? Then they crossed the Mat. 8; 28

sea and came into the country of the Gadarenes. 2 He was no sooner gone ashore, than there met

him a man coming from the monuments, possessed 3 of an unclean spirit, who made his abode in the

tombs; and no man could confine him, not even with 4 chains. For he had been often bound with fetters

and chains, and had wrenched off the chains, and

broken the fetters, so that nobody was able to tame 5 him. He was continually, night and day, in the

mountains, and in the tombs, howling, and cutting 6 himself with flints. But when he saw Jesus afar

off, he ran, and prostrating himself before him, 7 cried out, What hast thou to do with me, Jesus,

Son of the most high God, I conjure thee by God 8 not to torment me. ( For Jesus had said to him, 9 Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.) Jesus

asked him, What is thy name? He answered, My 10 name is legion 15, for we are many. And he ear

nestly entreated him not to drive them out of the 11 country. Now there was a great herd of swine 12 feeding on the mountain. And all the fiends be

sought him, saying, Suffer us to go to the swine,

that we may enter into them. Jesus immediately 13 permitted them. Then the unclean spirits being

gone out, entered into the swine; and the herd, in

16 About 6000.

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number about two thousand, rushed down a preci14 pice into the sea, and were choked. And the swine

herds fled, and told it in the city and villages. And

the people flocked out to see what had happened. 15 When they came to Jesus, and saw him who had

been possessed by the legion, sitting and clothed, 16 and in his right mind, they were afraid. And those

who had seen the whole, having related to them

what had happened to the demoniac, and to the 17 swine ; they entreated him to leave their territo18 ries. As he entered the bark, the man who had

been possessed, begged permission to attend him. 19 Jesus, however, did not permit him, but said, Go

home to thy relations, and tell them what great
20 things the Lord in pity hath done for thee. Ac-

cordingly he departed, publishing in Decapolis "?,
what great things Jesus had done for him. And

all were amazed.
Mat. 9; 18. 21 Jesus having repassed in the bark, a great

crowd gathered round him while he was on the 22 shore. Then came one of the directors of the sy

nagogue, named Jairus, who seeing him, threw 23 himself at his feet, and entreated him earnestly,

saying, My little daughter is in extreme danger ;

I pray thee come and lay thy hands upon her to 24 recover her, and she will be well. And Jesus

went with him, followed by a great multitude

who thronged him. Mar. 9; 19. 25 And a woman who had been twelve years dis

tressed with an issue of blood, who had suffered

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17 A district of ten cities,

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26 much from several physicians, and had spent her

all without receiving any relief, but rather grow27 ing worse, having heard of Jesus, came in the 28 crowd behind, and touched his mantle ; for she had

said, If I but touch his clothes, I shall recover.' 29 Instantly the source of her distemper was dried up,

and she felt in her body that she was delivered from 30 that scourge. Jesus immediately, conscious of the

virtue which had issued from him, turned towards 31 the crowd, saying, Who touched my clothes? His

disciples answered, Thou seest how the multitude

throng thee; yet thou sayest, 'Who touched me?' 32 But he looked round him to see her who had done it. 33 Then the woman, knowing the change wrought

upon her, came trembling with fear, threw herself

prostrate before him, and confessed the whole truth. 34 But he said to her, Daughter, thy faith hath cured Lu. 7; 50.

in
peace,

released from this scourge. 35 Ere he had done speaking, messengers came Lu. 8; 49.

from the house of the director of the synagogue,

who said, Thy daughter is dead, why shouldst 36 thou trouble the teacher any further ? Jesus hear

ing this message delivered, said immediately to the 37 director, Fear not ; only believe. And he allowed

nobody to follow him except.Peter and James, and 38 John the brother of James. Being arrived at the Mat. 94 23. 39 director's house, and seeing the tumult, and the peo

ple weeping and wailing immoderately, he said to

them, as he entered, Why do ye weep, and make 40 a bustle ? the child is not dead but asleep. And

they derided him. But having made them all go
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out, he took with him the child's father and mo.

ther, and those who came with him; and he enter41 ed the chamber where she was lying, and, taking

her hy the hand, said to her, Talitha cumi (which

signifieth, Damsel arise),' I command thee. 42 Immediately the damsel arose and walked, for she

was twelve years old; and they were confounded 43 with astonishment. But he strictly enjoined them

not to mention it to any body, and ordered that something should be given her to eat.

SECTION III.

THE FIRST MISSION OF THE APOSTLES.

many who

Mat, 13; 54. VI. JESUS leaving that place, went to his own counLu. 4; 16

2 try, accompanied by his disciples. And on the Sabbath he taught in their synagogues,

and heard him said with astonishment, Whence hath this man these abilities? what wisdom is this

which he hath gotten? and how are so great miJo. 6; 42.

3 racles performed by him ? Is not this the carpen

ter, the son of Mary, the brother of James and Joses, and Judas and Simon ? Are not his sisters

also here with us? And they were scandalized at Jo. 4; 44.

4 him. But Jesus said to them, A prophet is no5 where disregarded, except in his own country,

and amongst his own relations, and in his own

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house. . And he could do no miracle there, except

curing a few sick by laying his hands on them. 6 And he wondered at their unbelief: 7 And he went through the neighbouring villages Mat. 10; 1

teaching. And having called to him the twelve, he ch.3; 14
sent them out two by two, and

gave
8 over the unclean spirits ; and ordered them to take

nothing for their journey but a single staff, no bag,
9 no bread, and in their girdle no money ; to be shod Acts, 12; 8.
10 with sandals, and not to put on two coats. He said

also, Whatever house ye enter in any place, con.
11 tinue in that house until ye leave the place. But

wheresoever they will not receive you, nor hear
you, shake off the dust under your feet at your Acts, 13; 51.
departure, as a protestation against them. Verily
I say unto you,

the condition of Sodom and Go-
morra shall be more tolerable on the day of judg-
12 ment than the condition of that city. And being
13 departed, they publicly warned men to reform; and

expelled many demons, and cured many sick per

sons, anointing them with oil. 14 And king Herod heard of him ( for his name was Mat. 14; 1:

become famous ) and said, John the baptizer is raised

from the dead; and therefore miracles are per. 15 formed by him. Others said, It is Elijah. Others, 16 It is a prophet like those of ancient times. But

when Herod heard of him, he said, This is John

whom I beheaded. He is raised from the dead.
17 For Herod had caused John to be apprehended, Mat. 14: 3

and kept bound in prison, on account of Herodias,
his brother Philip's wife, whom he had himself mar-

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