8:1 And it came to pass afterward that he went through every city and village, preaching and telling the glad tidings of the kingdom of God; and the twelve were with him,
2 and some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases; Mary called Magdalene, out of whom had gone seven demons,
3 and Joanna wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others, who ministered to him of their goods.
4 But as a great multitude had come together, and they were coming to him from every city, he spoke by a parable:
5 The sower went forth to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the way, and was trod down, and the birds of heaven ate it up;
6 and other fell upon the rock, and springing up it withered because it had no moisture;
7 and other fell in the midst of thorns, and the thorns grew with it and choked it;
8 and other fell on the good ground, and springing up it produced fruit a hundredfold. Saying these things, he cried: He that has ears to hear, let him hear.
9 And his disciples asked him what the parable might be.
10 And he said: To you is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God; but to the rest in parables; that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.
11 But the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
12 And they by the way are they that hear; then comes the devil and takes away the word from their heart, lest having believed they should be saved.
13 And they on the rock are they who when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a time, and in time of temptation apostatize.
14 But that which fell among thorns, are they that hear, and, going forth, are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
15 But that on the good ground, are they that in a good and honest heart having heard the word keep it, and bring forth fruit in patience.
16 But no one after lighting a lamp covers it with a vessel or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a lampstand, that they who come in may see the light.
17 For there is nothing concealed that shall not become manifest, neither hid which shall not be known and come into open view.
18 Take heed therefore how you hear; for whoever has, to him shall be given; and whoever has not, even that which he seems to have shall be taken from him.
19 And his mother and his brothers were coming to him, and were not able to approach him because of the multitude.
20 And it was told him: Thy mother and thy brothers stand without desiring to see thee.
21 But he answered and said to them: My mother and my brothers are they that hear the word of God and do it.
22 And it came to pass on one of the days that he himself entered a ship, and his disciples; and he said to them: Let us go over to the other side of the lake; and they put to sea.
23 But as they were sailing he fell asleep; and a squall of wind came down on the lake, and they were filled and were in danger.
24 And coming forward, they waked him, saying: Master, Master, we perish. But he awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water; and they ceased, and there was a calm.
25 And he said to them: Where is your faith? But being afraid they were astonished, saying one to another: Who then is this, that he commands both the winds and the water, and they obey him?
26 And they sailed down to the country of the Gergesenes, which is opposite to Galilee.
27 And when he had come forth to land, there met him from the city a man that had demons; and for a long time he wore no clothing, and abode not in a house, but in the tombs.
28 But seeing Jesus, he cried out and fell before him, and with a loud voice said: What have I to do with thee, Jesus, Son of God Most High? I beseech thee, torment me not.
29 For he commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man; for at many times it had seized him, and he was bound with chains and fetters, being imprisoned; and breaking the bonds he was driven by the demon into the deserts.
30 And Jesus asked him, saying: What is thy name? And he said: Legion, for many demons had entered into him.
31 And they besought him that he would not command them to go away into the abyss.
32 But there was a herd of many swine feeding in the mountain; and they besought him that he would permit them to enter into them. And he permitted them.
33 And the demons having come out of the man entered into the swine; and the herd rushed down the steep into the lake and were choked.
34 But those who fed them, seeing what had been done, fled and told it in the city and in the country.
35 And they came out to see what had been done, and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the demons had gone, sitting, clothed and in his right mind, at the feet of Jesus; and they were afraid.
36 And those that saw told them how the possessed with demons had been saved.
37 And all the multitude of the surrounding country of the Gergesenes asked him to depart from them; for they were seized with great fear; and he entered a ship and returned.
38 And the man out of whom the demons had gone besought him, that he might be with him; but he sent him away, saying:
39 Return to thy house, and tell how great things God has done for thee. And he departed, proclaiming throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done for him.
40 And it came to pass when Jesus had returned, the multitude received him gladly; for all were looking for him.
41 And behold, there came a man whose name was Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue; and falling at the feet of Jesus, he besought him to come into his house,
42 for he had a daughter, an only child, about twelve years old, and she was dying. But as he was going, the multitudes thronged him.
43 And a woman, who had had an issue of blood for twelve years, who had spent her whole living on physicians and could be cured by none,
44 came behind and touched the fringe of his mantle; and immediately the flow of her blood stopped.
45 And Jesus said: Who is it that touched me? And as all denied, Peter and those with him said: Master, the multitudes press on thee and crowd about thee.
46 But Jesus said: Some one touched me; for I perceived power going forth from me.
47 And the woman, seeing that she had not escaped notice, came trembling, and having fallen before him told before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she had been immediately restored to health.
48 But he said to her: Daughter, thy faith has saved thee; go in peace.
49 While he was yet speaking, there comes some one from the house of the ruler of the synagogue, saying: Thy daughter is dead: trouble the Teacher no more.
50 But Jesus hearing it answered him: Fear not; only believe, and she shall be saved.
51 And when he had come to the house, he permitted no one to go in with him but Peter and John and James, and the father and the mother of the child.
52 And all wept, and lamented her. But he said: Weep not: she is not dead, but sleeps.
53 And they derided him, knowing that she was dead.
54 And taking her by the hand, he called, saying: Child, awake.
55 And her spirit returned, and she immediately arose; and he commanded that food should be given to her.
56 And her parents were astonished; but he charged them to tell no one what had been done.