Gospel of Mark


Mark 5

1. And he came to the crossing of the sea, to the land of the Gidrai*.
2. And when he left the vessel, a man from the graveyard* who was possessed, approached him,
3. And he lived among the tombs, and no one* could keep him chained up,
4. Because whenever they shackled and chained him, he broke the chains and cut the shackles, and no one could catch him,
5. And in all season, by night and day, he stayed among the tombs and mountains, and he would cry out and divest himself with stones.
6. As he saw Eashoa from afar, he ran and worshipped him,
7. And he cried out in a loud voice and said, "What have you to do with me, Eashoa, exalted Son of Allaha? I swear you by Allaha,* that you may not torment me."
8. For he had told him, "Be gone from the man, evil spirit!"
9. And he asked him, "What is your name?" And he said to him, "Legion is our name, for we are many."
10. And they begged him profusely, for him not to send them out of the land.
11. There was, however, a great herd of swine by the mountain side, that was feeding.
12. And those demons begged him, saying, "Send us unto those swine, so we can leave through them.*
13. And he allowed them. And those evil spirits left and entered the swine, and that herd ran to the edge of the cliff and fell into the sea, about two thousand, and they drowned in the sea.
14. And their swineherd ran and told [about the incident] in the town and in the villages also, and they came out to see what happened.
15. And they came to Eashoa, and they saw the bedeviled man, now dressed up and sitting demurely, the one who had the legion in him, and they were frightened.
16. And those of them that had seen it, reported to them what happened to the demon possessed man, and also the swine.
17. And they started begging him to leave their district.
18. And as he climbed aboard the vessel, the man who had the demons begged [Eashoa] to go along with him,
19. And he would not allow it, except he told him, "Go to your house, to your people, and report to them what the Maryah did for you and that he was merciful on you."
20. And he went and began preaching in the Decapolis* about what Eashoa did for him, and they were all amazed.

21. And as Eashoa made the crossing in the vessel, again there gathered onto him great crowds, who were at the seashore.
22. And there came to him one whose name was Jairus*, of the synagogue leadership, and as he saw [Eashoa,] he fell at his feet,
23. And he begged him, saying to him, "My daughter is terribly ill, come, consecrate your hand over her, so she may be restored and live."
24. And Eashoa went with him. And a great crowd held him up and they were overwhelming him.
25. Then a woman came who had [a condition] of blood hemorrhaging for twelve years,
26. She had been frequently swindled by many physicians and had lost everything* she had, totally desperate,*
27. And as she heard about Eashoa, she came through the swarm of the crowd from back of him, and came near to his clothing,
28. For she said to herself, that "Though I only come near his clothing, I will live."
29. And at once the flow of blood dried up, and she felt it in herself that she was healed of what plagued her.
30. Eashoa, however, at once knew in himself that power emanated from him, and he turned to the crowd and said, "Who came near my garments?"
31. His disciples said to him, "You have seen how the crowd is pressing you, and you say who came near me?"
32. And he gazed to see who had done it.
33. Then the woman, while scared and trembling, since she knew what had happened to her, came and fell before him, and told him the whole truth.
34. However, he said to her, "My daughter, your faith has given you Life. Go in peace and recover from your illness*."
35. And while he spoke, they came from the house of the synagogue leader and said, "Your daughter is dead. Why do you still want to burden the teacher?"
36. Eashoa, however, heard the manifestation that they uttered, and said to the synagogue leader, "Do not be afraid, just believe."
37. And he did not allow anyone* to go with him, except Simon Keepa [Peter] and James and John, the brother of James.
38. And they came to the house of the synagogue leader, and he saw them groveling [on the ground,] and crying and wailing.
39. And he entered and said to them, "Why are you groveling and crying? The little girl* is not dead except sleeping."
40. And they laughed at him. Then Eashoa put them all outside, and fetched the young girl's father and her mother and those with him, and entered where the little girl was set down,
41. And he took the little girl by the hand, and he said to her, "Little girl, rise."
42. And within the hour, the little girl rose up and walked around, for she was only a twelve year old girl. And they were greatly amazed.*
43. And he admonished* them not to tell a human being about this, and he said, "Get her something to eat."

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*5:1 Lit. Ar. name retained: "Gerasenes."
*5:2 Lit. Ar. id.: "House of tombs."
*5:3 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "No human [being.]"
*5:7 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression retained: "Beg you, in the name of Allaha."
*5:12 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Enter through them."
*5:20 Lit. Ar. name: "Ten Cities."
*5:22 Lit. Ar. name: "You-aarish."
*5:26.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "...was robbed much by many physicians and had given out everything."
*5:26.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "Except also she was more tormented."
*5:34 Lit. Ar. id.: "Plague."
*5:37 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Any human being."
*5:39 Lit. Ar. idiomatic double-entendre: "Sleeping girl."
*5:42 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "And they were amazed a great amazement."
*5:43 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Commanded much."