Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Mark 5

Here's my non-scholarly, just for practice, don't base any doctrine on it, translation of Mark 5. Enjoy!



{Words not in the Greek text I added for clarity}

(Words in the Greek text I viewed as parenthetical)

[The authenticity of these words is in question]

The Gospel According to Mark

Chapter 5

“My name is Legion...”
1 And they came to the other side of the sea, into the region of the Gerasenes. 2 And when he came out of the boat, immediately a man with an unclean spirit {came} from the tombs to meet him. 3 He made his dwelling among the tombs, and no one was able to bind him anymore, not even with a chain. 4 For, he had been often bound with chains and shackles, but he would tear the chains apart, and the shackles he would break into pieces, and no one was strong enough to subdue him. 5 And throughout every day and night, among the tombs and in the mountains, he was crying out and cutting himself with stones. 6 And seeing Jesus from far off, he ran {up to him} and worshipped him. 7 And crying out with a loud voice he said,

“What do you want with me, Jesus, son of the most high God? I implore you by God, do not torment me!”

8 For he was saying to him,

“Unclean spirit, come out of the man!”

9 And he asked him,

“What is your name?”

And he said to him,

“My name is Legion, for we are many.”

10 And he begged him earnestly not to send them out of the country. 11 Now there was on the mountain a large herd of pigs, feeding. 12 And they begged him saying,

“Send us into the pigs so that we may enter into them.”

13 And he permitted them, and the unclean spirits came out and went into the pigs. And the herd (about two thousand) rushed down a steep bank into the sea, and drowned in the sea.

“Tell them all that the Lord has done...”
14 And the herdsmen fled and announced it in the city and in the country, and they came to see what was going on. 15 And they came to Jesus and saw the demon possessed man (the one who had the legion) sitting, clothed, and thinking clearly - and they were afraid. 16 And the ones who had seen it described to them what had happened to the demon possessed man (and {also} concerning the pigs). 17 And they began to beg him to depart from their region. 18 And while he was setting out in the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed man begged to be with him. 19 But he did not permit him, and said to him,

“Depart into your house, to your own friends, and tell them all that the Lord has done for you, and the mercy he had for you.”

20 So he departed and began proclaiming in the Decapolis all that Jesus had done to him, and they were all amazed.

Jairus: Part One
21 And when Jesus crossed over again to the other side [in the boat], a large crowd gathered around him, and he was alongside the sea. 22 And one of the rulers of the synagogue came (his name was Jairus), and seeing him {Jesus}, he fell before his feet. 23 And he passionately urged him saying,

“My little daughter is almost dead. Come, so that you can lay your hands upon her, in order that she might become healthy and live!”

Parenthetical Healing of Woman
24 And he went with him. And a great crowd was following him and was pressing against him. 25 And there was a woman with a hemorrhage for twelve years 26 and had suffered greatly under many physicians and had {spent} all of her {money}, and was not helped, but rather became worse. 27 Hearing about Jesus, she came up in the crowd behind {Jesus} and touched his clothing. 28 For she said,

“If I touch even his clothes, I will be saved.”

29 And immediately the flow of her blood dried up, and she realized in her body that she had been healed from her affliction. 30 And immediately, Jesus, knowing in himself that power had gone out from him, turned around in the crowd and said,

“Who touched my clothes?”

31 And his disciples said to him,

“You see the crowd pressing against you, and you say, ‘Who touched me?’”

32 And he looked around to see who had done this. 33 But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came with fear and trembling and fell down before him and told him the whole story. 34 But he said to her,

“Woman, your faith has saved you. Go in peace and be healed from your affliction.”

Jairus: Part Two
35 While he was yet speaking, they came from the ruler’s house saying,

Your daughter has died. Why trouble the teacher further?”

36 But Jesus, overhearing what was being spoken, said to the ruler of the synagogue,

“Do not fear, only believe.”

37 And he permitted no one to accompany him except Peter, James, and John (the brother of James). 38 And they came into the ruler of the synagogue’s house, and he saw a commotion and many {people} weeping and wailing loudly. 39 And entering in, he said to them,

“Why are you making this big commotion, and weeping? The child has not died, but is sleeping.”

40 And they laughed at him. But casting them all outside, he took the child’s father and mother (and those with him), and entered into where the child was. 41 And taking the girl by her hand, he said to her,

“Talitha koum!”

which is translated,

“Little girl, I say to you, arise!”

42 And immediately the little girl arose and walked about (for she was twelve years old), and they were [immediately] amazed with great astonishment. 43 And he made a specific point to ask them that no one should come to know this, and he asked them to give her something to eat.

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