18. he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him--the grateful heart, fresh from the hand of demons, clinging to its wondrous Benefactor. What have I to do with thee, Jesus, Son of the most high God? The apostles sent forth. The demoniac healed. 11. Jesus was on His way to heal a young girl on the verge of death, when He was interrupted by a … down a steep place--down the hanging cliff. This chapter records the events regarding the Gerasene demoniacs (Mark 5:1-20), and the raising of the daughter of Jairus from the dead (Mark 5:21-24,35-43), and the parenthetical miracle of healing the woman with the issue of blood (Mark 5:25-34).THE GERASENE DEMONIACS Mark 5:8 tells us that Jesus had begun by using his usual method--an authoritative order to the demon to come out. And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him--The word in Luke ( Luke 8:42 ) is stronger--"choked," "stifled Him.". And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts--Was it the owners only of the valuable property now lost to them that did this? 14. 36. he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe--Jesus, knowing how the heart of the agonized father would sink at the tidings, and the reflections at the delay which would be apt to rise in his mind, hastens to reassure him, and in His accustomed style: "Be not afraid, only believe"--words of unchanging preciousness and power! Mark 5:12 - The demons implored Him, saying, 'Send us into the swine so that we may enter them.' John the Baptist put to death. Mark 5:4 "Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any [man] tame him." and he was nigh unto the sea. and also concerning the swine--Thus had they the double testimony of the herdsmen and their own senses. 8. 7. When she had heard of Jesus, came--This was the right experiment at last. Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. Once again Jesus is in and near the sea and great crowds are gathered around him. They were showing no love towards a man who needed their sympathy. This and this only Jesus acknowledges and seeks out. 21. A man from the tombs. Mark 5. the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth--so brief her state of death as to be more like a short sleep. A legion, in the Roman army, amounted, at its full complement, to six thousand; but here the word is used, as such words with us, and even this one, for an indefinitely large number--large enough however to rush, as soon as permission was given, into two thousand swine and destroy them. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. 39. 38. They were not allowed to touch touch bodies. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. Many people are angry for selfish reasons. In Matthew ( Matthew 8:28 ), "there met him two men possessed with devils." What had she "heard of Jesus?" And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. And they laughed him to scorn--rather, simply, "laughed at Him"--"knowing that she was dead" ( Luke 8:53 ); an important testimony this to the reality of her death. And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many--or, as in Luke ( Luke 8:30 ) "because many devils [demons] were entered into him." Christ despised in his own country. What defiles the man. The woman was healed publicly. This shows that you can know who Jesus is and not surrender to Him. For he said unto him--that is, before the unclean spirit cried out. Behold the tormentor anticipating, dreading, and entreating exemption from torment! The daughter of Jairus raised. In fact the sea and the crowds have shadowed Mark’s narrative for the last several chapters, and it will be helpful to set the context by looking at … Continue reading "Commentary on Mark 5:21-43" A list of the best commentaries on Mark ranked by scholars, journal reviews, and site users. Verse 5 Mark made it clear that Jesus was angry. © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . Coffman's Commentaries on the BibleMark 5. And he cometh--rather, "they come." much people gathered unto him--who "gladly received Him; for they were all waiting for Him" ( Luke 8:40 ). Demons seem to take delight in … On this occasion that was not successful. 17. and said, Who touched my clothes? The owners, if Jews, drove an illegal trade; if heathens, they insulted the national religion: in either case the permission was just. Jesus cured the man with a brief order. Salem Media Group. (See 2 Chronicles 35:25 , Jeremiah 9:20 , Amos 5:16 ). But Matthew ( Matthew 9:18 ) tells us that the ruler came to Him while He was in the act of speaking at His own table on the subject of fasting; and as we must suppose that this converted publican ought to know what took place on that memorable occasion when he made a feast to his Lord, we conclude that here the right order is indicated by the First Evangelist alone. For she said--"within herself" ( Matthew 9:21 ). and in his right mind--but now, oh, in what a lofty sense! And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up--Not only was her issue of blood stanched ( Luke 8:44 ), but the cause of it was thoroughly removed, insomuch that by her bodily sensations she immediately knew herself perfectly cured. D Edmond Hiebert - Prints the author's own translation. And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of. A woman healed. ©2018 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission. The clothing which the poor man would feel the want of the moment his consciousness returned to him, was doubtless supplied to him by some of the Twelve. 2. 16. Night and day in the tombs and in the mountains he kept crying out and cutting himself with stones. Proud member And forthwith Jesus gave them leave--In Matthew ( Matthew 8:32 ) this is given with majestic brevity--"Go!" And when he was come out of the ship, immediately--(see Mark 5:6 ). Commentary on Mark 5:1-20 (Read Mark 5:1-20) Some openly wilful sinners are like this madman. Commentaries on Mark. 41. "And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched Me"--"a certain person has touched Me"--"for I perceive that virtue is gone out of Me" ( Luke 8:46 ). Few of us would consider the possibility of God being interrupted, but this is precisely the case in the fifth chapter of the Gospel of Mark. Now there was there, nigh unto the mountains--rather, "to the mountain," according to what is clearly the true reading. The devil is a cruel master to those that are led captive by him, a perfect tyrant; this wretched creature was night and day in the mountains and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones, either bemoaning his own deplorable case, or in a rage and indignation against heaven. come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live--or, "that she may be healed and live," according to a fully preferable reading. We may request cookies to be set on your device. But what do they mean by entreating so earnestly not to be ordered out of the country? Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. 1. The confrontation between the powers of heaven and hell are nowhere seen in better perspective than in Mark’s account of the encounter of the Gerasene demoniac with our Lord Jesus Christ. Even so, as AUGUSTINE long ago said, multitudes still come similarly close to Christ in the means of grace, but all to no purpose, being only sucked into the crowd. The Woman with an Issue of Blood Healed ( Mark 5:24-34 ). And he took the damsel by the hand--as He did Peter's mother-in-law ( Mark 1:31 ). Jairus' Daughter Raised to Life ( Mark 5:35-43 ). and clothed--As our Evangelist had not told us that he "ware no clothes," the meaning of this statement could only have been conjectured but for "the beloved physician" ( Luke 8:27 ), who supplies the missing piece of information here. And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue--of which class there were but few who believed in Jesus ( John 7:48 ). into the sea (they were about two thousand)--The number of them is given by this graphic Evangelist alone. And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter--Luke ( Luke 8:42 ) says, "He had one only daughter, about twelve years of age." Jesus uses his supernatural knowledge to identify with the woman who had touched him—even though in the eyes of the public this would mean that he had contracted ritual uncleanness. And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil--("the demonized person"). No doubt it was His marvellous cures she had heard of; and the hearing of these, in connection with her bitter experience of the vanity of applying to any other, had been blessed to the kindling in her soul of a firm confidence that He who had so willingly wrought such cures on others was able and would not refuse to heal her also. You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. Though there be no discrepancy between these two statements--more than between two witnesses, one of whom testifies to something done by one person, while the other affirms that there were two--it is difficult to see how the principal details here given could apply to more than one case. He was the terror of the whole locality. See 7:34 , 14:36 . 13. And he asked him, What is thy name?--The object of this question was to extort an acknowledgment of the virulence of demoniacal power by which this victim was enthralled. In Matthew 8:30 , they are said to have been "a good way off." Mark 6. I am out in the garage working on the car with my hands literally oozing with grease and I’m wanted on the phone. For Luke ( Luke 8:37 ) says, "Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought Him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear." 34. Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. arose, and walked--a vivid touch evidently from an eye-witness. And when he was come out of the ship, immediately -- (see Mark 5:6 ). These tombs were hewn out of the rocky caves of the locality, and served for shelters and lurking places ( Luke 8:26 ). and were choked in the sea--"perished in the waters" ( Matthew 8:32 ). But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. The commands of the law are as chains and fetters, to restrain sinners from their wicked courses; but they break those bands in sunder; and it is an evidence of the power of the devil in them. and see him that was possessed with the devil--the demonized person. how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel--Throughout that considerable region did this monument of mercy proclaim his new-found Lord; and some, it is to be hoped, did more than "marvel.". The voluntary, living contact of faith is that electric conductor which alone draws virtue out of Him. and said unto her, Talitha cumi--The words are Aramaic, or Syro-Chaldaic, the then language of Palestine. Demons drove these people (Matthew 8:28 mentions two of them) to live in this horrific place. Just as that other unclean spirit, Mark 1:24. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. The news of her death reached the father after the cure of the woman with the issue of blood: but Matthew's brief account gives only the result, as in the case of the centurion's servant ( Matthew 8:5 , &c.). Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. 5. (Click superscript numbers for commentary.) Mark 7. He calls God the most high God, above all other gods. ( Hebrews 4:15 ). Mark 5:5 - Constantly, night and day, he was screaming among the tombs and in the mountains, and gashing himself with stones. in the city, and in the country. And they were astonished with a great astonishment--The language here is the strongest. Mark 5: The Caring Christ. and entereth in where the damsel was lying. Glorious Cure of the Gadarene Demoniac ( Mark 5:1-20 ). And the unclean spirits went out--of the man. But these expressions, far from being inconsistent, only confirm, by their precision, the minute accuracy of the narrative. 27. Perhaps they witnessed at a distance the sudden calming of the tempest. "Jesus Heals the Gerasene Demoniac," Michael A. Turton's Historical Commentary on the Gospel of Mark , " a complete verse-by-verse commentary on the Gospel of Mark, focusing on the historicity of people, places, events, and sayings in the world of the Gospel of Mark. The second If you could time travel to see Jesus as He ministered in Galilee, what is the one personal need you would ask Him to meet? Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them--Had they spoken out all their mind, perhaps this would have been it: "If we must quit our hold of this man, suffer us to continue our work of mischief in another form, that by entering these swine, and thus destroying the people's property, we may steel their hearts against Thee!". Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Study Mark 5 using Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. that no man should know it--The only reason we can assign for this is His desire not to let the public feeling regarding Him come too precipitately to a crisis. 33. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. Mark 5:22 - Mark 5:24, Mark 5:35 - Mark 5:43. Let's see how Jesus met the differing needs of three people in this passage. In one of the class to which this man belonged, so steeped in prejudice, such faith would imply more than in others. R. Alan Cole — Mark (The Tyndale New Testament Commentaries, 1989). They are angry when other people have not been kind to them. 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