Luke 8

Women Accompanying Jesus

1 Now it came to pass, afterward, that He went through every city and village, preaching and 1 bringing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with Him, 2 and a certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and 2 infirmities - Mary called Magdalene, b out of whom had come seven demons, 3 and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others who provided for 3 Him from their 4 substance.

The Parable of the Sower

4 c And when a great multitude had gathered, and they had come to Him from every city, He spoke by a parable: 5 "A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the wayside; and it was trampled down, and the birds of the air devoured it. 6 "Some fell on rock; and as soon as it sprang up, it withered away because it lacked moisture. 7 "And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it. 8 "But others fell on good ground, sprang up, and yielded 5 a crop a hundredfold." When He had said these things He cried, d "He who has ears to hear, let him hear!"

The Purpose of the Parables

9 e Then His disciples asked Him, saying, "What does this parable mean?" 10 And He said, "To you it has been given to know the 6 mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is given in parables, that
f 'Seeing they may not see,
And hearing they may not understand.' 7
11 g "Now the parable is this: The seed is the h word of God. 12 "Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. 13 "But the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of 8 temptation fall away. 14 "Now the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with cares, i riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity. 15 "But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with j patience. 9

A Lamp Under a Jar

16 k "No one, when he has lit a lamp, covers it with a vessel or puts it under a bed, but sets it on a lampstand, that those who enter may see the l light. 17 m "For nothing is secret that will not be n revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light. 18 "Therefore take heed how you hear. o For whoever has, to him more will be given; and whoever does not have, even what he 10 seems to p have will be taken from him."

Jesus' Mother and Brothers

19 q Then His mother and brothers came to Him, and could not approach Him because of the crowd. 20 And it was told Him by some, who said, "Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see You." 21 But He answered and said to them, "My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it."

Jesus Calms a Storm

22 r Now it happened, on a certain day, that He got into a boat with His disciples. And He said to them, "Let us cross over to the other side of the lake." And they launched out. 23 But as they sailed He fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water, and were in 11 jeopardy. 24 And they came to Him and awoke Him, saying, "Master, Master, we are perishing!" Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. And they ceased, and there was a calm. 25 But He said to them, s "Where is your faith?" And they were afraid, and marveled, saying to one another, t "Who can this be? For He commands even the winds and water, and they obey Him!"

Jesus Heals a Man with a Demon

26 u Then they sailed to the country of the 12 Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee. 27 And when He stepped out on the land, there met Him a certain man from the city who had demons 13 for a long time. And he wore no clothes, nor did he live in a house but in the tombs. 28 When he saw Jesus, he v cried out, fell down before Him, and with a loud voice said, w "What have I to do with x You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You, do not torment me!" 29 For He had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For it had often seized him, and he was kept under guard, bound with chains and shackles; and he broke the bonds and was driven by the demon into the wilderness. 30 Jesus asked him, saying, "What is your name?" And he said, "Legion," because many demons had entered him. 31 And they begged Him that He would not command them to go out y into the abyss. 32 Now a herd of many z swine was feeding there on the mountain. So they begged Him that He would permit them to enter them. And He permitted them. 33 Then the demons went out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd ran violently down the steep place into the lake and drowned.

34 When those who fed them saw what had happened, they fled and told it in the city and in the country. 35 Then they went out to see what had happened, and came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had departed, a sitting at the b feet of Jesus, clothed and in his c right mind. And they were afraid. 36 They also who had seen it told them by what means he who had been demon-possessed was 14 healed. 37 d Then the whole multitude of the surrounding region of the 15 Gadarenes e asked Him to f depart from them, for they were seized with great g fear. And He got into the boat and returned. 38 Now h the man from whom the demons had departed begged Him that he might be with Him. But Jesus sent him away, saying, 39 "Return to your own house, and tell what great things God has done for you." And he went his way and proclaimed throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him.

Jesus Heals a Woman and Jairus's Daughter

40 So it was, when Jesus returned, that the multitude welcomed Him, for they were all waiting for Him. 41 i And 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 to come to his house,

42 for he had an only daughter about twelve years of age, and she j was dying. But as He went, the multitudes thronged Him. 43 k Now a woman, having a l flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any, 44 came from behind and m touched the border of His garment. And immediately her flow of blood stopped. 45 And Jesus said, "Who touched Me?" When all denied it, Peter 16 and those with him said, "Master, the multitudes throng and press You, 17 and You say, 'Who touched Me?' " 46 But Jesus said, "Somebody touched Me, for I perceived n power going out from Me." 47 Now when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling; and falling down before Him, she declared to Him in the presence of all the people the reason she had touched Him and how she was healed immediately. 48 And He said to her, "Daughter, 18 be of good cheer; o your faith has made you well. p Go in peace."

49 q While He was still speaking, someone came from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him, "Your daughter is dead. Do not trouble the 19 Teacher." 50 But when Jesus heard it, He answered him, saying, "Do not be afraid; r only believe, and she will be made well." 51 When He came into the house, He permitted no one to go 20 in except 21 Peter, James, and John, and the father and mother of the girl. 52 Now all wept and mourned for her; but He said, s "Do not weep; she is not dead, t but sleeping." 53 And they ridiculed Him, knowing that she was dead. 54 But He 22 put them all outside, took her by the hand and called, saying, "Little girl, u arise." 55 Then her spirit returned, and she arose immediately. And He commanded that she be given something to eat. 56 And her parents were astonished, but v He charged them to tell no one what had happened.

  1. Cross References
    Matthew 27:55
    And many women who followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him, were there looking on from afar.
    Mark 15:40
    There were also women looking on from afar, among whom were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the Less and of Joses, and Salome.
    Mark 15:41
    Who also followed Him and ministered to Him when He was in Galilee, and many other women who came up with Him to Jerusalem.
    Luke 23:49
    But all His acquaintances, and the women who followed Him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.
    Luke 23:55
    And the women who had come with Him from Galilee followed after, and they observed the tomb and how His body was laid.
  2. Cross References
    Matthew 27:56
    Among whom were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's sons.
    Mark 16:9
    Now when He rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven demons.
  3. Cross References
    Matthew 13:2 - 9
    And great multitudes were gathered together to Him, so that He got into a boat and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
    Mark 4:1 - 9
    And again He began to teach by the sea. And a great multitude was gathered to Him, so that He got into a boat and sat in it on the sea; and the whole multitude was on the land facing the sea.
  4. Cross References
    Matthew 11:15
    He who has ears to hear, let him hear!
    Mark 7:16
    "If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear!"
    Luke 14:35
    "It is neither fit for the land nor for the dun...
    Revelation 2:7
    "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spiri...
    Revelation 2:11
    "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spiri...
    Revelation 2:17
    "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spiri...
    Revelation 2:29
    "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spiri...
    Revelation 3:6
    "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spiri...
    Revelation 3:13
    "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spiri...
    Revelation 3:22
    "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spiri...
    Revelation 13:9
    If anyone has an ear, let him hear.
  5. Cross References
    Matthew 13:10 - 23
    And the disciples came and said to Him, "Why do You speak to them in parables?
    Mark 4:10 - 20
    But when He was alone, those around Him with the twelve asked Him about the parable.
  6. Cross References
    Isaiah 6:9
    And He said, "Go, and tell this people: 'Keep on hearing, but do not understand; Keep on seeing, but do not perceive.
    Matthew 13:14
    And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says: 'Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, And seeing you will see and not perceive.
    Acts 28:26
    Saying, 'Go to this people and say: "Hearing you will hear, and shall not understand; And seeing you will see, and not perceive.
  7. Cross References
    Matthew 13:18
    Therefore hear the parable of the sower:
    Mark 4:14
    The sower sows the word.
    1 Peter 1:23
    Having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever.
  8. Cross References
    Luke 5:1
    So it was, as the multitude pressed about Him to hear the word of God, that He stood by the Lake of Gennesaret.
    Luke 11:28
    But He said, "More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!
  9. Cross References
    Matthew 19:23
    Then Jesus said to His disciples, "Assuredly, I say to you that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.
    1 Timothy 6:9
    But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.
    1 Timothy 6:10
    For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
  10. Cross References
    Romans 2:7
    Eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality.
    Hebrews 10:36 - 39
    For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:
    James 5:7
    Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain.
    James 5:8
    You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.
  11. Cross References
    Matthew 5:15
    Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.
    Mark 4:21
    Also He said to them, "Is a lamp brought to be put under a basket or under a bed? Is it not to be set on a lampstand?
    Luke 11:33
    No one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a secret place or under a basket, but on a lampstand, that those who come in may see the light.
  12. Cross References
    Matthew 5:14
    You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
  13. Cross References
    Matthew 10:26
    Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.
    Luke 12:2
    For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known.
    1 Corinthians 4:5
    Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each one's praise will come from God.
  14. Cross References
    Ecclesiastes 12:14
    For God will bring every work into judgment, Including every secret thing, Whether good or evil.
    2 Corinthians 5:10
    For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.
  15. Cross References
    Matthew 25:29
    For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.
  16. Cross References
    Matthew 13:12
    For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.
  17. Cross References
    Psalms 69:8
    I have become a stranger to my brothers, And an alien to my mother's children.
    Matthew 12:46 - 50
    While He was still talking to the multitudes, behold, His mother and brothers stood outside, seeking to speak with Him.
    Mark 3:31 - 35
    Then His brothers and His mother came, and standing outside they sent to Him, calling Him.
  18. Cross References
    Matthew 8:23 - 27
    Now when He got into a boat, His disciples followed Him.
    Mark 4:36 - 41
    Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him.
  19. Cross References
    Luke 9:41
    Then Jesus answered and said, "O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here.
  20. Cross References
    Luke 4:36
    Then they were all amazed and spoke among themselves, saying, "What a word this is! For with authority and power He commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.
    Luke 5:26
    And they were all amazed, and they glorified God and were filled with fear, saying, "We have seen strange things today!
  21. Cross References
    Matthew 8:28 - 34
    When He had come to the other side, to the country of the Gergesenes, there met Him two demon-possessed men, coming out of the tombs, exceedingly fierce, so that no one could pass that way.
    Mark 5:1 - 17
    Then they came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gadarenes.
  22. Cross References
    Mark 1:26
    And when the unclean spirit had convulsed him and cried out with a loud voice, he came out of him.
    Mark 9:26
    Then the spirit cried out, convulsed him greatly, and came out of him. And he became as one dead, so that many said, "He is dead.
  23. Cross References
    Mark 1:23
    Now there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit. And he cried out.
    Mark 1:24
    Saying, "Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are - the Holy One of God!
  24. Cross References
    Luke 4:41
    And demons also came out of many, crying out and saying, "You are the Christ, the Son of God!" And He, rebuking them, did not allow them to speak, for they knew that He was the Christ.
  25. Cross References
    Romans 10:7
    Or, " 'Who will descend into the abyss?' " (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).
    Revelation 20:1
    Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
    Revelation 20:3
    And he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while.
  26. Cross References
    Leviticus 11:7
    And the swine, though it divides the hoof, having cloven hooves, yet does not chew the cud, is unclean to you.
    Deuteronomy 14:8
    Also the swine is unclean for you, because it has cloven hooves, yet does not chew the cud; you shall not eat their flesh or touch their dead carcasses.
  27. Cross References
    Matthew 11:28
    Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
  28. Cross References
    Matthew 28:9
    And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, "Rejoice!" So they came and held Him by the feet and worshiped Him.
    Mark 7:25
    For a woman whose young daughter had an unclean spirit heard about Him, and she came and fell at His feet.
    Luke 10:39
    And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus' feet and heard His word.
    Luke 17:16
    And fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan.
    John 11:32
    Then, when Mary came where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying to Him, "Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.
  29. Cross References
    2 Timothy 1:7
    For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
  30. Cross References
    Matthew 8:34
    And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus. And when they saw Him, they begged Him to depart from their region.
  31. Cross References
    Mark 1:24
    Saying, "Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are - the Holy One of God!
    Luke 4:34
    Saying, "Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are - the Holy One of God!
  32. Cross References
    Job 21:14
    Yet they say to God, 'Depart from us, For we do not desire the knowledge of Your ways.
    Acts 16:39
    Then they came and pleaded with them and brought them out, and asked them to depart from the city.
  33. Cross References
    Luke 5:26
    And they were all amazed, and they glorified God and were filled with fear, saying, "We have seen strange things today!
  34. Cross References
    Mark 5:18 - 20
    And when He got into the boat, he who had been demon-possessed begged Him that he might be with Him.
  35. Cross References
    Matthew 9:18 - 26
    While He spoke these things to them, behold, a ruler came and worshiped Him, saying, "My daughter has just died, but come and lay Your hand on her and she will live.
    Mark 5:22 - 43
    And behold, one of the rulers of the synagogue came, Jairus by name. And when he saw Him, he fell at His feet
  36. Cross References
    Luke 7:2
    And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear to him, was sick and ready to die.
  37. Cross References
    Matthew 9:20
    And suddenly, a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and touched the hem of His garment.
  38. Cross References
    Luke 15:19 - 22
    "and I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired servants."'
  39. Cross References
    Mark 6:56
    Wherever He entered, into villages, cities, or the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged Him that they might just touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched Him were made well.
    Luke 5:13
    Then He put out His hand and touched him, saying, "I am willing; be cleansed." Immediately the leprosy left him.
  40. Cross References
    Mark 5:30
    And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, "Who touched My clothes?
    Luke 6:19
    And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all.
  41. Cross References
    Mark 5:34
    And He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.
    Luke 7:50
    Then He said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.
  42. Cross References
    John 8:11
    She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said to her, "Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.
  43. Cross References
    Mark 5:35
    While He was still speaking, some came from the ruler of the synagogue's house who said, "Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?
  44. Cross References
    Mark 11:22 - 24
    So Jesus answered and said to them, "Have faith in God.
  45. Cross References
    Luke 7:13
    When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, "Do not weep.
  46. Cross References
    John 11:11
    These things He said, and after that He said to them, "Our friend Lazarus sleeps, but I go that I may wake him up.
    John 11:13
    However, Jesus spoke of his death, but they thought that He was speaking about taking rest in sleep.
  47. Cross References
    Luke 7:14
    Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, "Young man, I say to you, arise.
    John 11:43
    Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come forth!
  48. Cross References
    Matthew 8:4
    And Jesus said to him, "See that you tell no one; but go your way, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.
    Matthew 9:30
    And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them, saying, "See that no one knows it.
    Mark 5:43
    But He commanded them strictly that no one should know it, and said that something should be given her to eat.
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