Mark Chapter 5
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1And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.
13 And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.
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Matthew Henry's Mark Chapter 5 Bible commentary...
The demoniac healed. (1-20) A woman healed. (21-34) The daughter of Jairus raised. (35-43)1-20 Some openly wilful sinners are like this madman. 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. A legion of soldiers consisted of six thousand men, or more. What multitudes of fallen spirits there must be, and all enemies to God and man, when here was a legion in one poor wretched creature! Many there are that rise up against us. We are not a match for our spiritual enemies, in our own strength; but in the Lord, and in the power of his might, we shall be able to stand against them, though there are legions of them. When the vilest transgressor is delivered by the power of Jesus from the bondage of Satan, he will gladly sit at the feet of his Deliverer, and hear his word, who delivers the wretched slaves of Satan, and numbers them among his saints and servants. When the people found that their swine were lost, they had a dislike to Christ. Long-suffering and mercy may be seen, even in the corrections by which men lose their property while their lives are saved, and warning given them to seek the salvation of their souls. The man joyfully proclaimed what great things Jesus had done for him. All men marvelled, but few followed him. Many who cannot but wonder at the works of Christ, yet do not, as they ought, wonder after him.
21-34 A despised gospel will go where it will be better received. One of the rulers of a synagogue earnestly besought Christ for a little daughter, about twelve years old, who was dying. Another cure was wrought by the way. We should do good, not only when in the house, but when we walk by the way, #De 6:7|. It is common with people not to apply to Christ till they have tried in vain all other helpers, and find them, as certainly they will, physicians of no value. Some run to diversions and gay company; others plunge into business, or even into intemperance; others go about to establish their own righteousness, or torment themselves by vain superstitions. Many perish in these ways; but none will ever find rest to the soul by such devices; while those whom Christ heals of the disease of sin, find in themselves an entire change for the better. As secret acts of sin, so secret acts of faith, are known to the Lord Jesus. The woman told all the truth. It is the will of Christ that his people should be comforted, and he has power to command comfort to troubled spirits. The more simply we depend on Him, and expect great things from him, the more we shall find in ourselves that he is become our salvation. Those who, by faith, are healed of their spiritual diseases, have reason to go in peace.
35-43 We may suppose Jairus hesitating whether he should ask Christ to go on or not, when told that his daughter was dead. But have we not as much occasion for the grace of God, and the comfort of his Spirit, for the prayers of our ministers and Christian friends, when death is in the house, as when sickness is there? Faith is the only remedy against grief and fear at such a time. Believe the resurrection, then fear not. He raised the dead child to life by a word of power. Such is the gospel call to those who are by nature dead in trespasses and sins. It is by the word of Christ that spiritual life is given. All who saw it, and heard of it, admired the miracle, and Him that wrought it. Though we cannot now expect to have our dead children or relatives restored, we may hope to find comfort under our trials.
Babini Ngxeke's Mark Chapter 5 comment about verse 25 on 3/04/2013, 4:04am...
that certain has sinned so before she got healed she must be forgiven her sins
Jay's Mark Chapter 5 comment on 12/13/2012, 3:24pm...
Verse 41- I am not sure what Charles meant when he stated that Jesus spoke in tongues? I do know that Jesus spoke in Aramaic when he stated talitha cumi which means in the English tongue "Damsel arise":
1. There is known tongues which is used here as in Mark 15:34 eloi, eloi,lama sabachthani which means my God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Which is in the Aramaic tongue.;
2. There is unknown tongues which is used by some charismatic churches that is not supported by God (I Corinthians 14:4). This whole chapter 14 on tongues is summarized in verse 19 and 22;
3. Bible tongues and laying on hands from Matthew to Acts are sign gifts given to the Jews only and not to the gentiles which seek wisdom (I Corinthians 1:22). There are sign gifts to the Jews only to convince the Jews that Jesus is there messiah, and non-sign gifts given to born again believers (Jew or Gentile) that we use today in the age of grace. People are always trying to press Jewish doctrine into gentile church age.
Evangelist Myles's Mark Chapter 5 comment about verse 36 on 12/03/2012, 6:59am...
Really a powerful verse and scripture because Jesus only said a "mouthful" or a few words but they were powerful in that He was/is saying we simply need to believe God and most of us doubt him will disappear. It is sad what the reality is, we so often more then do nothing or anything else before we go to the throne room of heaven first. What does it take before we believe God?
André's Mark Chapter 5 comment on 9/03/2012, 3:15pm...
People can only themselves with the influence of the unclean spirit that possess them (Mark 5:2), and causes them to mutilate themselves. No one with a sound mind can apply such a cruel treatment against him/herself.
Peggy's Mark Chapter 5 comment on 9/02/2012, 3:56pm...
I did not know people could cut themselves all way back to the bible. I knew someone that did that, and cut himself with a knife and that person is no longer with us he took his own life. But why does people cut themselves? It is hard for me to understand this.
Charles atcheson's Mark Chapter 5 comment on 5/23/2012, 3:12pm...
jesus spoke in tongues thats why it says intrepeted as damsel i say arise
Arletha's Mark Chapter 5 comment on 3/22/2012, 10:10pm...
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