5[1-10] Then they came over to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. And when they came out of the ship, suddenly someone who lived among the tombs and had an evil spirit came out of the tombs and met them. No one could hold him, no, not even with chains. He had been chained up often with shackles and chains, and the chains had been taken off by him, and the shackles broken in pieces. He was so wild, no one could tame him. Night and day, he stayed in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones. But when he saw Yeshua afar off, he ran and bowed down to the Christ, and hollered out with a loud voice, saying, “What do I have to do with you, Yeshua, Child of the Most High God? I beg you by God, not to make me suffer.” And the Christ said, “Come out of this person, you evil spirit.” And Yeshua asked, “What is your name?” And the evil spirit said, “My Name is Legion because there are many of us.” And they begged the Christ not to send them away out of the country.
[11-14] Now near the mountains there was a large herd of pigs feeding. So all the evil spirits begged the Christ, saying, “Let us go into the pigs, and stay in them.” So Yeshua the Christ said that they could. And the evil spirits went out of the man, and into the pigs: and the whole herd ran fiercely over a cliff into the sea, (it was about two thousand;) and was drowned in the sea. And those who fed the pigs ran away, and told the story all over the countryside and in the city. And the people went out to see what it was that happened.
[15-20] And they came to Yeshua, and saw the one who had the legion of evil spirits, sitting clothed, and in his right mind: and they were very afraid. And those who saw it told them what happened to the one who was overcome by the evil spirit, and also what happened to the pigs. And the people began to beg the Christ to leave out of their coasts. And when they went back to the ship, the one who had been overcome by the evil spirit begged to come with them. But Yeshua wouldn’t let him, saying, “Go home to your friends, and tell them what great things God has done for you, and how God has had compassion on you.” And he went, and began to tell the great things Yeshua had done for him in Decapolis: and all the others were amazed.
[21-24] And when Yeshua was over on the other side again, a great many people gathered to them: and they were near the sea. And when one of the leaders of the places of worship, Jairus by name, saw them, he fell at Yeshua’s feet, and begged the Christ, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death: I beg you come and lay your hands on her, so that she can be healed; and she will live.” And Yeshua went with him; with many people following along, and pushing them.
[25-34] And a certain woman, who had a flow of blood for twelve years, and had let many doctors do many things to her, and had spent everything she had, but wasn’t any better, and instead grew worse, who had heard of Yeshua, came up behind the Christ in the crowd, and touched the Christ’s clothing, thinking to herself, “If I can only touch the clothes of the Christ, I’ll get well.” And suddenly the flow of her blood was stopped; and she felt in her body that she was healed. And Yeshua, suddenly knowing in the Spirit that power had gone out of It, turned around to the crowd, saying, “Who touched my clothes?” And the followers said, “You see the crowd pushing behind you, and you ask, ‘Who touched me?'” And the Christ looked around to see who had done it. And the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what happened to her, came and bowed down in front of the Christ, and told them the truth of it all. And the Christ said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be free of your disease.”
[35-43] While the Christ was speaking, someone came from the house of Jairus, who said, “Your daughter is dead: don’t bother the Christ any more.” As soon as Yeshua heard what was spoken, the Christ said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid, only believe.” And no one was allowed to follow them, but Peter, James, and John, his brother. And they came to the house of Jairus, and saw the disorder, and those who were mourning and crying. And when they came in, the Christ asked, “Why are you so upset, and crying? The girl isn’t dead, but only sleeping.” And they disrespectfully laughed at the Christ. But when Yeshua had put them all out, the Christ took the parents of the girl, and those who were with them, and went in where the girl was lying. And Yeshua took the girl by the hand saying to her, “Talitha cumi; which is to say, Young lady, I tell you to get up.” And suddenly the girl got up, and walked, who was twelve years old. And everyone was amazed with a very great amazement. And the Christ told them clearly to tell no one; and told them to give her something to eat.
6[1-6] And Yeshua and the followers left from there, and went back to Yeshua’s home town. And when a Day of Worship came, Yeshua began to teach in the place of worship: and many who were listening were amazed, saying, “Where has Yeshua gotten this wisdom from? And what gift has been given to Yeshua, who is doing all these amazing things?” Isn’t this the carpenter, the Child of Mary? Aren’t James, Joses, Judah, Simon, and the sisters all Yeshua’s siblings?” And everyone was offended at the Christ. But Yeshua said, “A great preacher isn’t without honor, except in their own country, and among their own kin, and in their own home.” And the Christ couldn’t do any powerful work’s there, except laying hands on a few sick folk, and healing them. And the Christ was amazed because of their unbelief. So Yeshua went around the towns, teaching.
[7-11] And the Christ called the twelve, and began to send them out two by two; and gave them power over evil spirits; And told them to take nothing for their journey, except only a walking stick; no backpack, no food, no money in their bag: But to wear sandals; and not put two coats on. And the Christ answered, “Whatever town you go to, come into a house and stay there till you leave from that place. And whoever won’t accept you, nor listen to you, when you leave there, shake the dust off of your feet for a witness against them. The truth is; it’ll be better for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city.”
[12-20] And they went out, and preached to the people to change their evil ways. And they put out many evil spirits, and anointed many that were sick with oil, and healed them. And Herod, the ruler, had heard of Yeshua; (for the Christ’s name was famous:) so he said that John the Baptist had come back to life, and that is why the Christ could do all the amazing things. Others said that the Christ was Elijah. And others said that Yeshua was a great preacher, or like one of the great preachers. But when Herod heard it, he said, “It’s John, who I beheaded and has come back to life.” Herod himself had sent out and taken John, and put him in prison for Herodias’ sake, his brother Philip’s wife, because he had married her. John had said to Herod, It isn’t right for you to have your brother’s wife. So Herodias resented John, and would have killed him; but she couldn’t, because Herod respected John, knowing that he was a good person and a holy one, and watched him; and when he heard John, he did many things, and heard him gladly.
[21-29] And a day came, when Herod made a supper on his birthday to those of high standing, the highest ranking captains, and leading people of Galilee; And when the daughter of Herodias came in, and danced, pleasing Herod and everyone there, the ruler said to the girl, “Ask me for whatever you want, and I’ll give it you.” And he swore to her, “Whatever you ask me for, I’ll give it you, even to half of my country.” So she went out, saying to her mother, “What should I ask for?” And she conveniently took the opportunity saying, “The head of John the Baptist.” And she came in suddenly to the ruler, saying, “I want you to give me the head of John the Baptist on a plate.” And the ruler was very sorry; but because he had promised, and because of all those who were there, he wouldn’t tell her no. So suddenly, the ruler sent an executioner, and ordered the head to be brought: so he went and beheaded John in the prison, and brought his head on a plate, and gave it to the girl: and the girl gave it to her mother. And when the followers heard it, they came and took the body, and laid it in a tomb.
[30-34] Then the followers came back together to Yeshua, and told the Christ everything, both what they had done, and what they had taught. And the Christ answered, “Come alone into the countryside, and rest a while,” because many people were coming and going, and they hadn’t even had time to eat. So they secretly went into a deserted place by ship. But all the people saw them leaving, and many knew the Christ, and ran there on foot from all the cities, and went to them, and came together to where the Christ was. And when Yeshua came out, and saw many people, the Christ had compassion on them, because they were like animals without a Keeper. So the Christ began to teach them many things.
[35-40] And when the day was almost over, the followers came, saying, “This is a deserted place, and the day is almost over: Send them away, so they can go into the countryside and towns around here, to buy food, because they don’t have anything to eat.” But Yeshua answered them, “You feed them.” And they answered, “It would take two hundred days of work worth of bread to feed them all!” So Yeshua answered, “How many loaves do you’ve? Go and see.” And when they knew, they said, “Five, and two fish.” And the Christ told them to make everyone sit down in large groups on the grass, which was green because it was early spring. And they sat down in groups of hundreds and fifties.
[41-46] And when the Christ had taken the five loaves and the two fish, looking up to heaven, Yeshua blessed it, and broke the loaves, and gave them to the followers to give to the people; and the two fish Yeshua divided between them all. And everyone ate until they were full. And they took up twelve baskets full of bread and fish scraps. There were about five thousand people. Then suddenly, Yeshua made the followers get in the ship, and go to the other side to Bethsaida, while sending away the people. And after sending them all away, the Christ went up on a mountain to pray.
[47-52] And when evening came, the ship was in the middle of the sea, and the Christ was alone on the land. And Yeshua saw them having a hard time rowing because the wind was coming against them. So about 3 o’clock in the morning, in the middle of the night, the Christ came to them, walking on the sea, intending to pass by them. But when they saw the Christ walking on the sea, they thought it was a spirit, and screamed, when they all saw it, and were very scared. And suddenly, Yeshua answered, “Calm down, it’s Me; Don’t be afraid.” And when the Christ climbed up into the ship with them, the wind stopped. They were more amazed than ever, and wondered greatly about it. They didn’t even think about the miracle of the loaves because they couldn’t believe what had just happened.
[53-56] And when they had crossed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, and came to the shore. And when they had come out of the ship, suddenly everyone knew it was the Christ, and ran throughout that whole region all around, and began to bring out all those that were sick in beds to where they heard that the Christ was. And wherever Yeshua went, whether in towns, cities, or the country, they laid the sick in the streets, and begged to touch the Christ, even if only the edge of the Christ’s clothing. And whoever touched the Christ got well.
7[1-13] Then some of the religious sects and some of the religious leaders came to Yeshua from Jerusalem. And when they saw some of the followers eat without washing their hands, they found fault with them. The religious leaders and all the rest of the Jews won’t eat, unless they wash their hands first, keeping the way of life of the elders. And when they come from the shopping center, they won’t eat unless they wash up first. And they have many other ways of life, which they’ve come to keep, such as washing dishes and tables. Then the religious leaders and the ministers from the religious sects asked Yeshua, “Why don’t your followers live by the way of life of the elders, but instead, don’t wash their hands?” The Christ answered them, “Isaiah said rightly of you fakes, as the Word, which was given ahead of time says, These people honor me with their words, but their hearts are far from me. But their worship is empty, teaching the teachings of humanity as the Teachings of God. Ignoring the Teachings of God, you keep the way of life of humanity, such as washing dishes: and many other things like this.” And Yeshua said, “You reject the Law of God full well, so that you can keep your own way of life. Moses said, Honor your parents; And Whoever curses their parents, let them be put to death. But you say they won’t be punished if someone says to their parents, It’s a gift to God, whatever you might have gotten from me. So you don’t let them do what they should for their parents any more, which makes the Word of God of no effect by this way of life, which you’ve taught: and many other things like this that you do.”
[14-23] And when the Christ had called all the people to come, Yeshua said, “Listen carefully to Me, everyone of you, and understand: There isn’t anything from outside of someone, that coming into them can make them filthy. It’s the things which come out of them, which make the person filthy. If anyone will accept this, let them accept it.” And when the Christ went in the house from the people, the followers asked about this teaching. And Yeshua answered them, “Do you too, still not understand? Don’t you realize that whatever thing that goes into a person from outside, it can’t make them filthy; because it doesn’t go into their heart, but into the belly, and goes out into the waste, taking away everything?” And then the Christ said, “What comes out of a person is what makes the person filthy. It’s from within, out of the person’s heart, that evil thoughts, unfaithfulness, sexual sins, murders, thefts, greed, evil, lies, loose living, evil imaginations, disrespect for God, pride, and stupidity come: All these evil things come from within, and make the person filthy.”
[24-30] And from there Yeshua got up, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and went in a house, and didn’t want anyone to know it: but the Christ couldn’t be hid. Then a woman, whose young daughter had an evil spirit, heard of the Christ, and came and fell at Yeshua’s feet. The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she begged the Christ to make the evil spirit go out of her daughter. But Yeshua said to her, “The children must be fed first. It isn’t right to take the children’s food, and to give it to the dogs.” And she answered, “Yes, Christ: but still the little dogs eat of the children’s crumbs under the table.” And the Christ said to her, “Because you’ve said this, go; the evil spirit has gone out of your daughter.” And when she came to her house, she found that the evil spirit was gone, and her daughter was lying quietly on the bed.
[31-37] And again, leaving from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, they came to the sea of Galilee, in the middle of the coasts of Decapolis. And someone brought to the Christ a person who was deaf, and had a problem with their speech; and they begged the Christ to lay hands on them. So the Christ took the one who couldn’t hear aside from the crowd, and put fingers into the person’s ears, and then the Christ spit, and touched the person’s tongue; And looking up to heaven, the Christ breathed deeply, saying, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Open up.” And suddenly the person’s ears began to hear, and the speech problem was healed, and the person spoke clearly. And the Christ told them don’t tell anyone: but the more Yeshua told them not to, the more they told it; And everyone was more amazed than ever, saying, “Everything the Christ has done is good. The Christ has made both those who are deaf to hear again, and the dumb to speak again.”
8[1-9] The crowd being very great at that time, and having nothing to eat, Yeshua called the followers, saying to them, “I am concerned about the crowd, because they’ve been with me three days now, and don’t have anything to eat: And if I send them away hungry to their own homes, they’ll faint on the way because many came from far away.” And the followers answered, “How can anyone satisfy all these people with food out here in the countryside?” And the Christ asked them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they answered, “Seven.” Then the Christ told the people to sit down on the ground and took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and broke it, and gave to the followers to give to them. Then they gave it to the people. And they had a few small fish, so the Christ blessed it, and told the followers to give it to them also. So everyone ate until they were full: and the followers took up seven baskets of scraps. And those who had eaten were about four thousand. Then the Christ sent them away.
[10-13] And quickly the Christ went in a ship with the followers, and came into parts of Dalmanutha. And the religious leaders came out, and began to question the Christ, looking for a sign from heaven, to tempt Yeshua. And the Christ breathed deeply in the spirit, saying, “Why do these people look for a sign? The truth is; no sign will be given to this people.” And the Christ left them, and going into the ship again, went to the other side.
[14-21] Now the followers had forgotten to take bread, and they didn’t have more than one loaf with them in the ship. And the Christ told them, saying, “Be careful of the leaven of the religious leaders, and of the leaven of the ruler.” And they argued among themselves, saying, “It’s because we don’t have any bread.” And when Yeshua realized it, the Christ said, “Why are you arguing about not having any bread? Do you still not realize, nor understand? Is your heart still full of doubt? You have eyes, don’t you see? And you have ears, so don’t you hear? And don’t you remember when I broke the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of scraps you picked up?” They answered, “Twelve.” “And when I broke the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of scraps you picked up? And they said, “Seven.” Then the Christ said, “Then how is it possible that you still don’t understand?”
[22-26] And when they got to Bethsaida; a blind person was brought to Yeshua, and begged to be touched by the Christ. So Yeshua took the one who was blind by the hand and led them out of the town; and when the Christ had spit on the person’s eyes, and laid hands on them, asked if the person saw anything. And they looked up, saying, “I see people as trees, walking.” After that the Christ laid hands on the person’s eyes again, and told them to look up, and then that person was healed, and saw everything clearly. And the Christ sent them home, saying, “Don’t go into the town, nor tell anyone in the town.”
[27-33] And Yeshua went with the followers, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi: and on the way asked the followers, “Who do other people say that I am?” And they answered, “John the Baptist: but some say, Elijah; and others, one of the great preachers.” So the Christ asked, “But who do you say that I am?” And Peter answered, “You’re the Christ.” And the Christ told them not to tell this to anyone. And Yeshua began to tell them, saying, “I must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders, the leading priests, and religious leaders, and be killed, and after three days I will come to life again.” And the Christ told them this openly. But Peter took the Christ aside, and began to argue about it. But the Christ turned around and looked on the followers, and scolded Peter, saying, “Leave Me alone, Satan, because you don’t want what God wants, but what human beings want.”
[34-38] And later, when Yeshua had called the followers and the rest of the people to come also, the Christ said,
“Whoever wants to follow Me, has to forget what they want, and carry their own cross, and follow Me. Whoever wants to save their life will lose it; but whoever is willing to lose their life for My sake and the New Word’s sake, they’ll save it. What good will it do someone, if they get everything they want in this life, and lose their own soul? Or what wouldn’t someone give up in exchange for their soul? So whoever is ashamed of Me and of My Words in this unfaithful and sinful people; I will be ashamed of them also, when I come in the victory of God with the holy angels.”