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

  • 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
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Are you laden with sickness in body or in soul? Come onto Jesus who has power to heal all infirmities and sin-sick souls. He did all the casting out of the devil when He was man on earth. He is the same today and evermore shall be.
  • Dewey J
    Hello Irene123, and Lu2677. Irene the scripture you are referring to is in Matt. 25:41 which prove that everlasting fire or the lake of fire was prepared for the Devil and his angels. Lu2627 Matthew Henry's commentary said a legion was 6000 or more therefore, that poor man was in a hopeless situation until Jesus healed him. Glory be to God in the highest. Amen!
  • BSP
    This chapter shows Jesus' immense power over the demons, illness, and even death. He is definitely the idea king we need to change this terrible world.

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