8:1 Soon afterward he went on through cities and villages, preaching and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with him,
8:1 Soon afterwards he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. The twelve were with him,

8:2 and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Mag'dalene, from whom seven demons had gone out,
8:2 as well as some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out,

8:3 and Joan'na, the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their means.
8:3 and Joanna, the wife of Herod's steward Chuza, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their resources.

8:4 And when a great crowd came together and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable:
8:4 When a great crowd gathered and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable:

8:5 "A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the path, and was trodden under foot, and the birds of the air devoured it.
8:5 "A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell on the path and was trampled on, and the birds of the air ate it up.

8:6 And some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture.
8:6 Some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered for lack of moisture.

8:7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns grew with it and choked it.
8:7 Some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew with it and choked it.

8:8 And some fell into good soil and grew, and yielded a hundredfold." As he said this, he called out, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
8:8 Some fell into good soil, and when it grew, it produced a hundredfold." As he said this, he called out, "Let anyone with ears to hear listen!"

8:9 And when his disciples asked him what this parable meant,
8:9 Then his disciples asked him what this parable meant.

8:10 he said, "To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God; but for others they are in parables, so that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.
8:10 He said, "To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God; but to others I speak in parables, so that 'looking they may not perceive, and listening they may not understand.'

8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
8:11 "Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

8:12 The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, that they may not believe and be saved.
8:12 The ones on the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved.

8:13 And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy; but these have no root, they believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away.
8:13 The ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy. But these have no root; they believe only for a while and in a time of testing fall away.

8:14 And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature.
8:14 As for what fell among the thorns, these are the ones who hear; but as they go on their way, they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature.

8:15 And as for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience.
8:15 But as for that in the good soil, these are the ones who, when they hear the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patient endurance.

8:16 "No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a vessel, or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, that those who enter may see the light.
8:16 "No one after lighting a lamp hides it under a jar, or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a lampstand, so that those who enter may see the light.

8:17 For nothing is hid that shall not be made manifest, nor anything secret that shall not be known and come to light.
8:17 For nothing is hidden that will not be disclosed, nor is anything secret that will not become known and come to light.

8:18 Take heed then how you hear; for to him who has will more be given, and from him who has not, even what he thinks that he has will be taken away."
8:18 Then pay attention to how you listen; for to those who have, more will be given; and from those who do not have, even what they seem to have will be taken away."

8:19 Then his mother and his brothers came to him, but they could not reach him for the crowd.
8:19 Then his mother and his brothers came to him, but they could not reach him because of the crowd.

8:20 And he was told, "Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see you."
8:20 And he was told, "Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you."

8:21 But he said to them, "My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it."
8:21 But he said to them, "My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it."

8:22 One day he got into a boat with his disciples, and he said to them, "Let us go across to the other side of the lake." So they set out,
8:22 One day he got into a boat with his disciples, and he said to them, "Let us go across to the other side of the lake." So they put out,

8:23 and as they sailed he fell asleep. And a storm of wind came down on the lake, and they were filling with water, and were in danger.
8:23 and while they were sailing he fell asleep. A windstorm swept down on the lake, and the boat was filling with water, and they were in danger.

8:24 And they went and woke him, saying, "Master, Master, we are perishing!" And he awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging waves; and they ceased, and there was a calm.
8:24 They went to him and woke him up, shouting, "Master, Master, we are perishing!" And he woke up and rebuked the wind and the raging waves; they ceased, and there was a calm.

8:25 He said to them, "Where is your faith?" And they were afraid, and they marveled, saying to one another, "Who then is this, that he commands even wind and water, and they obey him?"
8:25 He said to them, "Where is your faith?" They were afraid and amazed, and said to one another, "Who then is this, that he commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him?"

8:26 Then they arrived at the country of the Ger'asenes, which is opposite Galilee.
8:26 Then they arrived at the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee.

8:27 And as he stepped out on land, there met him a man from the city who had demons; for a long time he had worn no clothes, and he lived not in a house but among the tombs.
8:27 As he stepped out on land, a man of the city who had demons met him. For a long time he had worn no clothes, and he did not live in a house but in the tombs.

8:28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him, and said with a loud voice, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beseech you, do not torment me."
8:28 When he saw Jesus, he fell down before him and shouted at the top of his voice, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me"--

8:29 For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many a time it had seized him; he was kept under guard, and bound with chains and fetters, but he broke the bonds and was driven by the demon into the desert.)
8:29 for Jesus had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many times it had seized him; he was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, but he would break the bonds and be driven by the demon into the wilds.)

8:30 Jesus then asked him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Legion"; for many demons had entered him.
8:30 Jesus then asked him, "What is your name?" He said, "Legion"; for many demons had entered him.

8:31 And they begged him not to command them to depart into the abyss.
8:31 They begged him not to order them to go back into the abyss.

8:32 Now a large herd of swine was feeding there on the hillside; and they begged him to let them enter these. So he gave them leave.
8:32 Now there on the hillside a large herd of swine was feeding; and the demons begged Jesus to let them enter these. So he gave them permission.

8:33 Then the demons came out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned.
8:33 Then the demons came out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned.

8:34 When the herdsmen saw what had happened, they fled, and told it in the city and in the country.
8:34 When the swineherds saw what had happened, they ran off and told it in the city and in the country.

8:35 Then people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had gone, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.
8:35 Then people came out to see what had happened, and when they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons had gone sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid.

8:36 And those who had seen it told them how he who had been possessed with demons was healed.
8:36 Those who had seen it told them how the one who had been possessed by demons had been healed.

8:37 Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Ger'asenes asked him to depart from them; for they were seized with great fear; so he got into the boat and returned.
8:37 Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them; for they were seized with great fear. So he got into the boat and returned.

8:38 The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him; but he sent him away, saying,
8:38 The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him; but Jesus sent him away, saying,

8:39 "Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you." And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him.
8:39 "Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you." So he went away, proclaiming throughout the city how much Jesus had done for him.

8:40 Now when Jesus returned, the crowd welcomed him, for they were all waiting for him.
8:40 Now when Jesus returned, the crowd welcomed him, for they were all waiting for him.

8:41 And there came a man named Ja'irus, who was a ruler of the synagogue; and falling at Jesus' feet he besought him to come to his house,
8:41 Just then there came a man named Jairus, a leader of the synagogue. He fell at Jesus' feet and begged him to come to his house,

8:42 for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. As he went, the people pressed round him.
8:42 for he had an only daughter, about twelve years old, who was dying. As he went, the crowds pressed in on him.

8:43 And a woman who had had a flow of blood for twelve years and could not be healed by any one,
8:43 Now there was a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years; and though she had spent all she had on physicians, no one could cure her.

8:44 came up behind him, and touched the fringe of his garment; and immediately her flow of blood ceased.
8:44 She came up behind him and touched the fringe of his clothes, and immediately her hemorrhage stopped.

8:45 And Jesus said, "Who was it that touched me?" When all denied it, Peter said, "Master, the multitudes surround you and press upon you!"
8:45 Then Jesus asked, "Who touched me?" When all denied it, Peter said, "Master, the crowds surround you and press in on you."

8:46 But Jesus said, "Some one touched me; for I perceive that power has gone forth from me."
8:46 But Jesus said, "Someone touched me; for I noticed that power had gone out from me."

8:47 And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before him declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched him, and how she had been immediately healed.
8:47 When the woman saw that she could not remain hidden, she came trembling; and falling down before him, she declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched him, and how she had been immediately healed.

8:48 And he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace."
8:48 He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace."

8:49 While he was still speaking, a man from the ruler's house came and said, "Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher any more."
8:49 While he was still speaking, someone came from the leader's house to say, "Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the teacher any longer."

8:50 But Jesus on hearing this answered him, "Do not fear; only believe, and she shall be well."
8:50 When Jesus heard this, he replied, "Do not fear. Only believe, and she will be saved."

8:51 And when he came to the house, he permitted no one to enter with him, except Peter and John and James, and the father and mother of the child.
8:51 When he came to the house, he did not allow anyone to enter with him, except Peter, John, and James, and the child's father and mother.

8:52 And all were weeping and bewailing her; but he said, "Do not weep; for she is not dead but sleeping."
8:52 They were all weeping and wailing for her; but he said, "Do not weep; for she is not dead but sleeping."

8:53 And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead.
8:53 And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead.

8:54 But taking her by the hand he called, saying, "Child, arise."
8:54 But he took her by the hand and called out, "Child, get up!"

8:55 And her spirit returned, and she got up at once; and he directed that something should be given her to eat.
8:55 Her spirit returned, and she got up at once. Then he directed them to give her something to eat.

8:56 And her parents were amazed; but he charged them to tell no one what had happened.
8:56 Her parents were astounded; but he ordered them to tell no one what had happened.