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Luke Chapter 8

Luke 8:1 And it came to pass afterward, that He went throughout every city and village, preaching and showing the good news of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with Him,

Luke 8:2 and certain women, who had been healed of evil spirits and sicknesses, Mary called Magdalene, out of who went seven demons,

Luke 8:3 and Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for Him out of their possessions.

Luke 8:4 When many people had gathered together, and had come to Him out of every city, He spoke by a parable:

Luke 8:5 A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell beside the way; and it was stepped on, and the birds of the air devoured it.

Luke 8:6 And some fell on rock; and as soon as it sprang up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.

Luke 8:7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it.

Luke 8:8 But others fell on good ground, and sprang up, and produced fruit a hundred-fold. When He had said these things, He cried, He that has ears to hear let him hear!

Luke 8:9 And His disciples asked Him, saying, what may this parable mean?

Luke 8:10 So He said, to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.

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

Luke 8:12 Those beside the way are they that hear; then comes the Devil, and takes away the word out of their hearts, unless they should believe and be saved.

Luke 8:13 They on the rock are they, who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root who for a season believe, but in time of temptation fall away.

Luke 8:14 And that which fell among thorns are they, who, when they have heard, go out, and are choked with the cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity.

Luke 8:15 But that on the good ground are they, which in a noble and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

Luke 8:16 No man, when he has lit a candle, covers it with a bowl, or puts it under a bed; but sets it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light.

Luke 8:17 For nothing is secret, that will not be made manifest; neither anything hidden, that will not be known and come out into the open.

Luke 8:18 Therefore take heed how you hear: for whoever has, to him will be given; and whoever has not, from him will be taken away even that which he seems to have.

Luke 8:19 Then came to Him His mother and His brothers, and could not come to Him because of the crowd.

Luke 8:20 And it was told Him by some who said, Your mother and Your brothers stand outside, wanting to see You.

Luke 8:21 And He answered and said to them, My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God, and do it.

Luke 8:22 Now it came to pass on a certain day, that He went into a boat with His disciples: and He said to them, let us cross to the other side of the lake. And they launched out.

Luke 8:23 But as they sailed He fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in danger.

Luke 8:24 So they came to Him, and woke Him, and said, Master, Master, we are perishing. Then He arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they stopped, and there was a calm.

Luke 8:25 Then He said to them, where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, what manner of man is this? For He commands even the winds and water, and they obey Him!

Luke 8:26 And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee.

Luke 8:27 when He went out to land, there met Him out of the city a certain man, who had demons a long time, and wore no clothes, neither lived in any house, but in the tombs.

Luke 8:28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before Him, and with a loud voice said, what have I to do with You, Jesus, You Son of God most high? I beg You, do not torment me!

Luke 8:29 For He had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had taken him: and he was kept bound with chains and in shackles; but he broke the bonds and was driven by the demons into the wilderness.

Luke 8:30 Then Jesus asked him, and said, what is your name? And he said, Legion: because many demons had entered him.

Luke 8:31 So they begged Him that He would not command them to go out into the abyss.

Luke 8:32 There was a herd of many pigs feeding on the mountain: and they begged Him that He would permit them to enter into them. And He permitted them.

Luke 8:33 Then went the demons out of the man and entered into the pigs: and the herd ran violently down the slope into the lake and drowned.

Luke 8:34 When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city, and in the country.

Luke 8:35 Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of who the demons had left, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.

Luke 8:36 They also who saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the demons was healed.

Luke 8:37 Then the whole multitude of the surrounding country of the Gadarenes begged Him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and He went up into the boat and returned.

Luke 8:38 Now the man out of who the demons were departed begged Him that he may stay with Him: but Jesus sent him away, and said,

Luke 8:39 Return to your own house, and show what great things God has done to you. So, he went his way, and announced throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done to him.

Luke 8:40 It came to pass that when Jesus returned, the people gladly received Him: for they were all waiting for Him.

Luke 8:41 Now, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus’ feet, and begged Him that he would come into his house:

Luke 8:42 for he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay dying. But as He went the people crushed Him.

Luke 8:43 And a woman having a flow of blood twelve years, who had spent all her money on physicians, neither could be healed by any,

Luke 8:44 Came behind Him, and touched the edge of His cloak: and immediately her flow of blood stopped.

Luke 8:45 And Jesus said, who touched Me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude holds on to You and press You, yet You say, who touched Me?

Luke 8:46 Yet Jesus said, somebody has touched Me: for I perceive that power is gone out of Me.

Luke 8:47 When the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before Him, she declared to Him before all the people for what reason she had touched Him, and how she was healed immediately.

Luke 8:48 He said to her, daughter, be of good comfort: your faith has made you healthy; go in peace.

Luke 8:49 While He yet spoke, there came one from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying to Him, your daughter is dead, trouble not the Master.

Luke 8:50 But when Jesus heard it, He answered him, and said, fear not: only believe, and she will be made healthy.

Luke 8:51 When He came into the house, He permitted no man to go in, except Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the mother of the girl.

Luke 8:52 For all wept, and mourned her: but He said, weep not; she is not dead, but sleeps.

Luke 8:53 But they laughed Him to scorn, knowing she was dead.

Luke 8:54 And He put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, girl, arise.

Luke 8:55 And her spirit came again, and she arose immediately: and He commanded to give her food.

Luke 8:56 And her parents were astonished: but He charged them that they should tell no man what was done.