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THE GADARENES' PRAYER FATALLY ANSWERED.

to go out into the deep. And there was a good way off from them, nigh unto the mountains, a great herd of swine feeling. And all the devils besought Him, saying, If Thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine, that we may enter into them. And forthwith Jesus gave them leave.

And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine : and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand ;) and were choked in the sea. When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country: and told everything, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils.

And, behold, the whole city came out to see what it was that was done. And they came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind : and they were afraid. They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed, and also concerning the swine. Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought Him that He would depart out of their coasts, for they were taken with great fear; and He went up into the ship, and returned back again. And when He was come into the ship, the man out of whom the devils were departed besought Him that he might be with Him. Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith uuto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee. And he departed, and began to publish throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done for him : and all men did marvel.

And He entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into His own city. And it came to pass, that, when Jesus was returned again by ship unto the other side, much people gladly received Him : for they were all waiting for Him, and He was nigh unto the sea.

5.-The Raising of Jairus' Daughter and Healing of

Woinan with Issue.
Sr Matt. 9. 10-34 ; ST MARK 5. 22-43 ; ST LUKE 8. 41-56.

Capernaum. And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with Him and His disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto His disciples, Why eateth yo'ır Master with publicans and sinners? But when Jesus heard that,

THE DEMONIAC OF GADARA HEALED.

they sailed He fell asleep. And, behold, there came down a great storm of wind on the lake ; and the waves beat into the ship, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves : and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy. And He was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow. And His disciples came to Him, and awoke Him, saying, Lord, save us; Master, Master, carest Thou net that we perish ? And He saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, o ye of little faith? Then He arose, and rebuked the winds and the raging of the water; and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And He said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? But the men marvelled, and they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this ; for He commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey Him.

4.-Jesus in the Country of the Gadarenes.
St Mart. 8. 28--9. 1 ; ST MARK 5. 1-21 ; ST LUKE 8. 26-40.

East of the Sea of Galilee-Capernaum. And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee. And when He went forth to land, there met Him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And no man could bind him, no, not with chains : because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces : neither could any man tame him. And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones. But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and fell down before Him, and worshipped Him, and cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with Thee, Jesus, Thou Son of the most high God ? art Thou come hither to torment us before the time? I adjure Thee by God, that Thou torment me not. For He said unto him, Come out of the man, thou anclean spirit. (For oftentimes it had caught him : and he was kept. bound in chains and in fetters ; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness). And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion : because many devils were entered into him. And they besought Him that He would not command them THE GADARENES' PRAYER FATALLY ANSWERED.

to go out into the deep. And there was a good way off from them, nigh unto the mountains, a great herd of swine feeding. And all the devils besought Him, saying, If Thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine, that we may enter into them. And forthwith Jesus gave them leave.

And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine : and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand ;) and were choked in the sea. When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country : and told everything, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils.

And, behold, the whole city came out to see what it was that was done.

And they came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind : and they were afraid. They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed, and also concerning the swine. Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought Him that He would depart out of their coasts, for they were taken with great fear; and He went up into the ship, and returned back again. And when He was come into the ship, the man out of whom the devils were departed besought Him that he might be with Him. Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee. And he departed, and began to publish throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done for him : and all men did marvel.

And He entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into His own city. And it came to pass, that, when Jesus was returned again by ship unto the other side, much people gladly received Him : for they were all waiting for Him, and He was nigh unto the sea.

5.-The Raising of Jairus' Daughter and Healing of

Woinan with Issue.
St Matt. 9. 10-34 ; ST MARK 5. 22-43 ; ST LUKE 8. 41-56.

Capernaum. And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with Him and His disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto His disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? But when Jesus heard that,

HEALING OF WOMAN WITH AN ISSUE OF BLOOD.

He said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy and not sacrifice : for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Then came to Him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but Thy disciples fast not? And Jesus said untothem, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them ? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast. No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse. Neither do men put new wine into old bottles : else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish ; but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.

While He spake these things unto them, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name ; and when he saw Him, he fell down at Jesus' feet, and besought Him greatly, that He would cone into his house : saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death : I pray Thee, come and lay Thy hands on her, that she may be healed ; and she shall live. For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying. And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did His disciples. And much people followed Him, and thronged Him.

And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, and had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, neither could be healed of

any, but rather grew worse, when she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind Him, and touched the hem of His garment: for she said within herself, If I may but touch His garment, I shall be whole. And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that virtue had gone out of Him, turned Him about in the press, and said, Who touched My clothes ? When all denied, Peter and they that were with Him said, Master, Thou seest the multitude throng Thee and press Thee, and sayest Thou, Who touched Me? And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched Me : for I perceive that virtue is gone out of Me. And He looked round about to see her that had done this thing. And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, and falling down before Him, she declared unto Him all the truth, before all the people, for what cause she had touched Him, and how she was healed

THE RAISING OF JAIRUS' DAUGHTER.

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immediately. And when He saw her, He said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole ; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

While He yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead : why troublest thou the Master any further ? As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe, and she shall be made whole. And He suffered no man to follow Him. save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James. And when Jesus came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, and them that wept and wailed greatly, He suffered no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden. And all wept, and bewailed her. And when He was come in, He saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? give place : for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed Him to scorn, knowing that she was dead. But when He had put them all out, He taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with Him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying. And He took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi ; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise. And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway, and walked : for she was of the age of twelve years. And her parents were astonished with a great astonishment. And He charged them straitly that no man should know it: and commanded that something shouli be given her to eat. And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.

And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed Him. crying, and saying, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us. And when He was come into the house, the blind men came to Him : and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said un'o Him, Yea, Lord. Then touched He their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. And their eyes were opened : and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.

But they; when they were departed, spread abroad His fame in all that country.

As they went out, behold, they brought to Him a dumb man possessed with a devil. And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel. But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.

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