Mark 5:36

“As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Assoone as Iesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith vnto the Ruler of the Synagogue, Be not afraid, onely beleeue.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But Jesus, overhearing what was being spoken, *said to the synagogue official, "Do not be afraid {any longer,} only believe."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But Jesus, not heeding the word spoken, saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Fear not, only believe.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But Jesus, giving no attention to their words, said to the ruler of the Synagogue, Have no fear, only have faith.
- Basic English Bible

But Jesus [immediately], having heard the word spoken, says to the ruler of the synagogue, Fear not; only believe.
- Darby Bible

As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith to the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe,
- Webster's Bible

But Jesus, overhearing the words, said to the Warden, "Do not be afraid; only have faith."
- Weymouth Bible

But Jesus, when he heard the message spoken, immediately said to the ruler of the synagogue, "Don't be afraid, only believe."
- World English Bible

But whanne the word was herd that was seid, Jhesus seide to the prince of the synagoge, Nyle thou drede, oonli bileue thou.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Jesus immediately, having heard the word that is spoken, saith to the chief of the synagogue, `Be not afraid, only believe.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

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Discussion for Mark 5

  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 20:30 also of your own selves shall men arise speaking perverse things to draw away disciples after them 2 PETER 2:12 but these as natural brute beasts made to be taken and destroyed speak evil of the things that they understand not and shall utterly perish in their own corruption
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 15:5 I am the vine you are the branches he that abideth in ME and I in him the same bringeth forth much fruit --- for without ME you can do nothing JOHN 14:14 --if-- you shall ask anything in MY name I will do it 1 JOHN 5:14 and this is the confidence that we have in HIM that --if-- we ask anything according to HIS will HE heareth us
  • Alex
    This man Legion cd not be tamed by CHAINS AND FETTERS HE BROKE THEM TO PIECES, THATS HUMANITY MEANING MANY,, WE CANNOT BE TAMED BY LAWS AND COMMANDMENTS WE BREAK EVERY LAW AND COMMANDMENTS TO PIECES,HE WAS NOT SUBJECT TO THE CHAINS AND FETTERS,AS MAN IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE LAWS OF GOD AND NEITHER INDEED CAN WE BE,WHEN DAVID SAW BATHSHEBA BATHIN AND SEDUCED HER HE BROKE EVERY COMMANDMENT TO PIECES.
  • A disciple
    Mark 5 (cont. 2); Everything about this scene; the frightening drama of the man's deliverance and healing; the panicked reaction of the people when they came out to see what had happened, and then begged the Lord that He would go away from them; the man asking if he could stay with the Lord, but being sent home rather to show his friends what God had done for him; is all full of spiritual lessons!
  • A disciple
    "The country of the Gadarenes" was in the Southeast corner of the Sea of Galilee, in the borders of Gad and Manasseh. Not exactly in a place where the Pharisees and the rich and powerful of Jerusalem held too much influence on the people; the effects of the irreligious and unclean spirit over the place no doubt had contributed to this poor man being taken by such a terrible "legion" of demons.
  • Scott Hutchins
    In chapter (4), Jesus demonstrated His power over nature. As Creator God, Jesus has the power to speak and have His words obeyed. In chapter (5), He demonstrates His power over the unseen spiritual realm, His power to heal by changing the cellular/molecular structure of our bodies, and His power to restore life to a dead body. You can believe in spiritual deliverance, healing

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