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Luke 8
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Women Who Followed Jesus

8Soon afterward Jesus began a tour of the nearby towns and villages, preaching and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom of God. He took his twelve disciples with him,G2532G1096G1722G2517G2532G846G1353G2596G4172G2532G2968G2784G2532G2097G932G2316G2532G1427G4862G846 2along with some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases. Among them were Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons;G2532G5100G1135G3739G2258G2323G575G4190G4151G2532G769G3137G2564G3094G575G3739G1831G2033G1140 3Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod's business manager; Susanna; and many others who were contributing their own resources to support Jesus and his disciples.G2532G2489G1135G5529G2264G2012G2532G4677G2532G4183G2087G3748G1247G846G575G846G5224

Parable of the Farmer Scattering Seed

4One day Jesus told a story in the form of a parable to a large crowd that had gathered from many towns to hear him.G1161G4183G3793G4896G2532G1975G4314G846G2596G4172G2036G1223G3850 5"A farmer went out to plant his seed. As he scattered it across his field, some seed fell on a footpath, where it was stepped on, and the birds ate it.G4687G1831G4687G846G4703G2532G1722G846G4687G3739G3303G4098G3844G3598G2532G2662G2532G4071G3772G2719G846 6Other seed fell among rocks. It began to grow, but the plant soon wilted and died for lack of moisture.G2532G2087G4098G1909G4073G2532G5453G3583G1223G3361G2192G2429 7Other seed fell among thorns that grew up with it and choked out the tender plants.G2532G2087G4098G1722G3319G173G2532G173G4855G638G1970G846 8Still other seed fell on fertile soil. This seed grew and produced a crop that was a hundred times as much as had been planted!" When he had said this, he called out, "Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand."G2532G2087G4098G1909G18G1093G2532G5453G4160G2590G1542G3004G5023G5455G2192G3775G191G191 9His disciples asked him what this parable meant.G1161G846G3101G1905G846G3004G5101G1498G3778G3850G1498 10He replied, "You are permitted to understand the secrets of the Kingdom of God. But I use parables to teach the others so that the Scriptures might be fulfilled: `When they look, they won't really see. When they hear, they won't understand.'G1161G2036G5213G1325G1097G3466G932G2316G1161G3062G1722G3850G2443G991G991G3361G991G2532G191G4920G3361G4920 11"This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is God's word.G1161G3850G2076G3778G4703G2076G3056G2316 12The seeds that fell on the footpath represent those who hear the message, only to have the devil come and take it away from their hearts and prevent them from believing and being saved.G1161G3844G3598G1526G191G1534G2064G1228G2532G142G3056G575G846G2588G3363G4100G4982 13The seeds on the rocky soil represent those who hear the message and receive it with joy. But since they don't have deep roots, they believe for a while, then they fall away when they face temptation.G1161G1909G4073G3739G3752G191G1209G3056G3326G5479G2532G3778G2192G3756G4491G3739G4314G2540G4100G2532G1722G2540G3986G868 14The seeds that fell among the thorns represent those who hear the message, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the cares and riches and pleasures of this life. And so they never grow into maturity.G1161G4098G1519G173G1526G3778G191G4198G2532G4846G5259G3308G2532G4149G2532G2237G979G2532G5052G3756G5052 15And the seeds that fell on the good soil represent honest, good-hearted people who hear God's word, cling to it, and patiently produce a huge harvest.G1161G1722G2570G1093G1526G3778G3748G1722G2570G2532G18G2588G191G3056G2722G2532G2592G1722G5281

Parable of the Lamp

16"No one lights a lamp and then covers it with a bowl or hides it under a bed. A lamp is placed on a stand, where its light can be seen by all who enter the house.G1161G3762G681G3088G2572G846G4632G2228G5087G5270G2825G235G2007G1909G3087G2443G1531G991G5457 17For all that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known to all.G1063G3756G2076G2927G3739G1096G3756G1096G5318G3761G614G3739G1097G3756G1097G2532G2064G1519G5318 18"So pay attention to how you hear. To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given. But for those who are not listening, even what they think they understand will be taken away from them."G991G3767G4459G191G1063G3739G302G2192G846G1325G2532G3739G302G2192G3361G575G846G142G2532G3739G1380G2192

The True Family of Jesus

19Then Jesus' mother and brothers came to see him, but they couldn't get to him because of the crowd.G1161G3854G4314G846G3384G2532G846G80G2532G1410G3756G4940G846G1223G3793 20Someone told Jesus, "Your mother and your brothers are outside, and they want to see you."G2532G518G846G3004G4675G3384G2532G4675G80G2476G1854G2309G1492G4571 21Jesus replied, "My mother and my brothers are all those who hear God's word and obey it."G1161G611G2036G4314G846G3450G3384G2532G3450G80G1526G3778G3588G191G3056G2316G2532G4160G846

Jesus Calms the Storm

22One day Jesus said to his disciples, "Let's cross to the other side of the lake." So they got into a boat and started out.G2532G1096G1722G3391G2250G2532G846G1684G1519G4143G2532G846G3101G2532G2036G4314G846G1330G1519G4008G3041G2532G321 23As they sailed across, Jesus settled down for a nap. But soon a fierce storm came down on the lake. The boat was filling with water, and they were in real danger.G1161G846G4126G879G2532G2597G2978G417G1519G3041G2532G4845G2532G2793 24The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, "Master, Master, we're going to drown!" When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and the raging waves. Suddenly the storm stopped and all was calm!G1161G4334G1326G846G3004G1988G1988G622G1161G1453G2008G417G2532G2830G5204G2532G3973G2532G1096G1055 25Then he asked them, "Where is your faith?" The disciples were terrified and amazed. "Who is this man?" they asked each other. "When he gives a command, even the wind and waves obey him!"G1161G2036G846G4226G2076G5216G4102G1161G5399G2296G3004G4314G240G5101G686G2076G3778G3754G2004G2532G417G2532G5204G2532G5219G846

Jesus Heals a Demon-Possessed Man

26So they arrived in the region of the Gerasenes, across the lake from Galilee.G2532G2668G1519G5561G1046G3748G2076G495G1056 27As Jesus was climbing out of the boat, a man who was possessed by demons came out to meet him. For a long time he had been homeless and naked, living in a cemetery outside the town.G1161G846G1831G1909G1093G5221G846G1537G4172G5100G435G3739G2192G1140G1537G2425G5550G2532G1737G3756G2440G2532G3756G3306G1722G3614G235G1722G3418 28As soon as he saw Jesus, he shrieked and fell down in front of him. Then he screamed, "Why are you interfering with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? Please, I beg you, don't torture me!"G1161G1492G2424G349G2532G4363G846G2532G3173G5456G2036G5101G1698G2532G4671G2424G5207G2316G5310G1189G4675G928G3165G3361 29For Jesus had already commanded the evil spirit to come out of him. This spirit had often taken control of the man. Even when he was placed under guard and put in chains and shackles, he simply broke them and rushed out into the wilderness, completely under the demon's power.G1063G3853G3853G169G4151G1831G575G444G1063G4183G5550G4884G846G2532G5442G1196G254G2532G3976G2532G1284G1199G1643G5259G1142G1519G2048 30Jesus demanded, "What is your name?" "Legion," he replied, for he was filled with many demons.G1161G2424G1905G846G3004G5101G2076G4671G3686G1161G2036G3003G3754G4183G1140G1525G1519G846 31The demons kept begging Jesus not to send them into the bottomless pit.G2532G3870G3870G846G3363G2004G3363G2004G846G565G1519G12 32There happened to be a large herd of pigs feeding on the hillside nearby, and the demons begged him to let them enter into the pigs. So Jesus gave them permission.G1161G2258G1563G34G2425G5519G1006G1722G3735G2532G3870G846G2443G2010G846G1525G1519G1565G2532G2010G846 33Then the demons came out of the man and entered the pigs, and the entire herd plunged down the steep hillside into the lake and drowned.G1161G1831G1140G575G444G1525G1519G5519G2532G34G3729G2596G2911G1519G3041G2532G638 34When the herdsmen saw it, they fled to the nearby town and the surrounding countryside, spreading the news as they ran.G1161G1006G1492G1096G5343G2532G565G518G1519G4172G2532G1519G68 35People rushed out to see what had happened. A crowd soon gathered around Jesus, and they saw the man who had been freed from the demons. He was sitting at Jesus' feet, fully clothed and perfectly sane, and they were all afraid.G1161G1831G1492G1096G2532G2064G4314G2424G2532G2147G444G575G3739G1140G1831G2521G3844G4228G2424G2439G2532G4993G2532G5399 36Then those who had seen what happened told the others how the demon-possessed man had been healed.G1161G2532G1492G518G846G4459G1139G4982 37And all the people in the region of the Gerasenes begged Jesus to go away and leave them alone, for a great wave of fear swept over them. So Jesus returned to the boat and left, crossing back to the other side of the lake.G2532G537G4128G4066G1046G4066G2065G846G565G575G846G3754G4912G3173G5401G1161G846G1684G1519G4143G5290 38The man who had been freed from the demons begged to go with him. But Jesus sent him home, saying,G1161G435G575G3739G1140G1831G1189G846G1511G4862G846G1161G2424G630G846G630G3004 39"No, go back to your family, and tell them everything God has done for you." So he went all through the town proclaiming the great things Jesus had done for him.G5290G1519G4675G3624G2532G1334G3745G2316G4160G4671G2532G565G2784G2596G3650G4172G3745G2424G4160G846

Jesus Heals in Response to Faith

40On the other side of the lake the crowds welcomed Jesus, because they had been waiting for him.G1161G1096G1722G2424G5290G3793G588G846G1063G2258G3956G4328G846 41Then a man named Jairus, a leader of the local synagogue, came and fell at Jesus' feet, pleading with him to come home with him.G2532G2400G2064G435G3739G3686G2383G2532G846G5225G758G4864G2532G4098G3844G2424G4228G3870G846G1525G1519G846G3624 42His only daughter, who was about twelve years old, was dying. As Jesus went with him, he was surrounded by the crowds.G3754G846G2258G3439G2364G5613G1427G2094G2532G3778G846G599G1161G1722G846G5217G3793G4846G846 43A woman in the crowd had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding, and she could find no cure.G2532G1135G5607G1722G4511G129G1427G575G2094G3748G4321G3650G979G1519G2395G3756G2480G2323G5259G3762 44Coming up behind Jesus, she touched the fringe of his robe. Immediately, the bleeding stopped.G4334G3693G680G2899G846G2440G2532G3916G846G4511G129G2476 45"Who touched me?" Jesus asked. Everyone denied it, and Peter said, "Master, this whole crowd is pressing up against you."G2532G2424G2036G5101G680G3450G1161G3956G720G4074G2532G3326G846G2036G1988G3793G4912G4571G2532G598G2532G3004G5101G680G3450 46But Jesus said, "Someone deliberately touched me, for I felt healing power go out from me."G1161G2424G2036G5100G680G3450G1063G1473G1097G1411G1831G575G1700 47When the woman realized that she could not stay hidden, she began to tremble and fell to her knees in front of him. The whole crowd heard her explain why she had touched him and that she had been immediately healed.G1161G1135G1492G3754G2990G3756G2990G2064G5141G2532G4363G846G518G846G1799G3956G2992G1223G3739G156G680G846G2532G5613G2390G3916 48"Daughter," he said to her, "your faith has made you well. Go in peace."G1161G2036G846G2364G2293G4675G4102G4982G4571G4982G4198G1519G1515 49While he was still speaking to her, a messenger arrived from the home of Jairus, the leader of the synagogue. He told him, "Your daughter is dead. There's no use troubling the Teacher now."G846G2089G2980G2064G5100G3844G752G3004G846G3754G4675G2364G2348G4660G3361G1320 50But when Jesus heard what had happened, he said to Jairus, "Don't be afraid. Just have faith, and she will be healed."G1161G2424G191G611G846G3004G5399G3361G4100G3440G2532G4982 51When they arrived at the house, Jesus wouldn't let anyone go in with him except Peter, John, James, and the little girl's father and mother.G1161G1525G1519G3614G863G3756G3762G1525G1508G4074G2532G2385G2532G2491G2532G3962G2532G3384G3816 52The house was filled with people weeping and wailing, but he said, "Stop the weeping! She isn't dead; she's only asleep."G1161G3956G2799G2532G2875G846G1161G2036G2799G3361G599G3756G599G235G2518 53But the crowd laughed at him because they all knew she had died.G2532G2606G846G2606G1492G3754G599 54Then Jesus took her by the hand and said in a loud voice, "My child, get up!"G1161G846G1544G3956G1854G2532G2902G846G5495G5455G3004G3816G1453 55And at that moment her life returned, and she immediately stood up! Then Jesus told them to give her something to eat.G2532G846G4151G1994G2532G450G3916G2532G1299G1325G846G5315 56Her parents were overwhelmed, but Jesus insisted that they not tell anyone what had happened.G2532G846G1118G1839G1161G3853G846G2036G3367G1096


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