Bible: Luke 8:22-55
Stilling of a Storm
8:22 One 1 day Jesus 2 got into a boat 3 with his disciples and said to them, “Let’s go across to the other side of the lake.” So 4 they set out, 8:23 and as they sailed he fell asleep. Now a violent windstorm 5 came down on the lake, 6 and the boat 7 started filling up with water, and they were in danger. 8:24 They 8 came 9 and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, 10 we are about to die!” So 11 he got up and rebuked 12 the wind and the raging waves; 13 they died down, and it was calm. 8:25 Then 14 he said to them, “Where is your faith?” 15 But they were afraid and amazed, 16 saying to one another, “Who then is this? He commands even the winds and the water, 17 and they obey him!”
Healing of a Demoniac
8:26 So 18 they sailed over to the region of the Gerasenes, 19 which is opposite 20 Galilee. 8:27 As 21 Jesus 22 stepped ashore, 23 a certain man from the town 24 met him who was possessed by demons. 25 For a long time this man 26 had worn no clothes and had not lived in a house, but among 27 the tombs. 8:28 When he saw 28 Jesus, he cried out, fell 29 down before him, and shouted with a loud voice, “Leave me alone, 30 Jesus, Son of the Most High 31 God! I beg you, do not torment 32 me!” 8:29 For Jesus 33 had started commanding 34 the evil 35 spirit to come out of the man. (For it had seized him many times, so 36 he would be bound with chains and shackles 37 and kept under guard. But 38 he would break the restraints and be driven by the demon into deserted 39 places.) 40 8:30 Jesus then 41 asked him, “What is your name?” He 42 said, “Legion,” 43 because many demons had entered him. 8:31 And they began to beg 44 him not to order 45 them to depart into the abyss. 46 8:32 Now a large herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside, 47 and the demonic spirits 48 begged Jesus 49 to let them go into them. He gave them permission. 50 8:33 So 51 the demons came out of the man and went into the pigs, and the herd of pigs 52 rushed down the steep slope into the lake and drowned. 8:34 When 53 the herdsmen saw what had happened, they ran off and spread the news 54 in the town 55 and countryside. 8:35 So 56 the people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus. They 57 found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at Jesus’ feet, clothed and in his right mind, and they were afraid. 8:36 Those 58 who had seen it told them how the man who had been demon-possessed had been healed. 59 8:37 Then 60 all the people of the Gerasenes 61 and the surrounding region 62 asked Jesus 63 to leave them alone, 64 for they were seized with great fear. 65 So 66 he got into the boat and left. 67 8:38 The man from whom the demons had gone out begged to go 68 with him, but Jesus 69 sent him away, saying, 8:39 “Return to your home, 70 and declare 71 what God has done for you.” 72 So 73 he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole town 74 what Jesus 75 had done for him.
Restoration and Healing
8:40 Now when Jesus returned, 76 the crowd welcomed him, because they were all waiting for him. 8:41 Then 77 a man named Jairus, who was a ruler 78 of the synagogue, 79 came up. Falling 80 at Jesus’ feet, he pleaded 81 with him to come to his house, 8:42 because he had an only daughter, about twelve years old, and she was dying. 82
As Jesus was on his way, the crowds pressed 83 around him. 8:43 Now 84 a woman was there who had been suffering from a hemorrhage 85 for twelve years 86 but could not be healed by anyone. 8:44 She 87 came up behind Jesus 88 and touched the edge 89 of his cloak, 90 and at once the bleeding 91 stopped. 8:45 Then 92 Jesus asked, 93 “Who was it who touched me?” When they all denied it, Peter 94 said, “Master, the crowds are surrounding you and pressing 95 against you!” 8:46 But Jesus said, “Someone touched me, for I know that power has gone out 96 from me.” 8:47 When 97 the woman saw that she could not escape notice, 98 she came trembling and fell down before him. In 99 the presence of all the people, she explained why 100 she had touched him and how she had been immediately healed. 8:48 Then 101 he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. 102 Go in peace.”
8:49 While he was still speaking, someone from the synagogue ruler’s 103 house came and said, “Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the teacher any longer.” 8:50 But when Jesus heard this, he told 104 him, “Do not be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.” 105 8:51 Now when he came to the house, Jesus 106 did not let anyone go in with him except Peter, John, 107 and James, and the child’s father and mother. 8:52 Now they were all 108 wailing and mourning 109 for her, but he said, “Stop your weeping; she is not dead but asleep.” 8:53 And they began making fun 110 of him, because they knew 111 that she was dead. 112 8:54 But Jesus 113 gently took her by the hand and said, 114 “Child, get up.” 8:55 Her 115 spirit returned, 116 and she got up immediately. Then 117 he told them to give her something to eat.