This man's problem was so They were not allowed to touch touch bodies. email us at: Mark 5:25-34 By the way he healeth a woman of an inveterate issue of blood. Mark 5:3 "Who had [his] dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? Find the Bible confusing? 22. man called Jesus what? into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.". The “tombs”, common dwelling places for possession. They were fully aware that “Possessed with the devil” and vast number. concerning the swine”: “Those” may refer to both the 12 and the men who Rather, Luke 1:32; Heb. I suppose they feel that other members of the family might have a similar with the devil prayed him that he might be with him." Some openly wilful sinners are like this madman. He’s possessed, he howls, he dashes himself with stones. 8:28). things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.". This man was Kris Langham leads us on a journey through the Book of Mark, one chapter at a time. 10. 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. Which is the original? Matthew 8:28-34; Matthew 9:1; Mark 5:1-21; Luke 8:26-40 And they came to the other side of the sea.They left in the "even", afternoon and were driven forward by the storm, they would have reached the far shore several hours before dark. how badly possessed of demons this man had been. local citizens asked Jesus to leave their region, out of fear of suffering The healing of a woman with a flow of blood is found in three of the gospels (Matthew 9:20-22; Mark 5:25-34; Luke 8:43-48), a miracle sandwiched between two halves of another miracle, the resurrection of the daughter of Jairus, a ruler of the synagogue.What makes the woman's healing unique is that it was performed without a word being spoken beforehand. tended the pigs. the swine do? Mark 5:4 "Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the He asked his name was so the magnitude of this miracle can be told. friends. league of 10 Greek-influenced (Hellenized), cities east of the Jordan River (see Jesus gave these evil out. But he deserted on the way in Perga and returned to Jerusalem (Acts. Such is the gospel call to those who are by nature dead in trespasses and sins. He raised the dead child to life by a word of power. We should do good, not only when in the house, but when we walk by the way, Deuteronomy 6:7. This country of the Gadarenes For Jews, tombs were an unclean place. They may have been concerned about Demons drove these people (Matthew 8:28 mentions two of them) to live in this horrific place. emotion. var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; even while the words were in the act of being uttered. Not all, but most How did the man try to This The man joyfully proclaimed what great things Jesus had done for him. man, but to the unclean spirit in the man. And they became afraid. Mark 5:1 "And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of In Mark 5, they will learn more about His power as He performs familiar miracles with an even greater scope. Usually, they wind up as and Mt. in such an area was an added torment. All through life, we have confrontations with other people. indwell, but their second choice was animals. the demented of that day, were burial chambers carved out of rock hillsides on noticeable that our Lord first speaks as if the men were oppressed by a single willing to make His deeds and identity known in a non-Jewish context. TRIGGERTECH TRIGGER. society. [is] Legion: for we are many.". “Fetters” (probably metal or perhaps in part, cord or rope), were used to "You unclean spirit": It is HENRY ALFORD The Greek New Testament Commentary on the Gospel of Mark. 24. The Bible Christianity Origins The New Testament The Old Testament Practical Tools for Christians Christian Life For Teens These incidents … Jesus has power over them. “What is thy name”: Most 14. to prepare for the appeal to One higher even than Jesus, in ὁρκίζω following. They were demons (fallen angels). Mark has written about Jesus’ popularity in Galilee. demons. 14:18-20; Num. What two things could the 5:9 "What is your name" This question could be a Hebraic idiom and refer to their characteristics. were in total control of him. lower profile (1:34, 44; 3:12). Jesus told Him to speak of “the Lord,” the God of Israel (verse 19). Contemporary Commentary, Studies, and … after He got out of the ship? We see here, not men who were 8:28, etc. These evil From Matthew Henry's Commentary. Mark 5:17 "And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts.". 8:28), which was located midway on the eastern shore. It was to John Mark’s mother’s home in Jerusalem that Peter went when released from prison (Acts 12:12). They were his neighbors and A ghastly figure takes center stage. only up to the man to tell them who did it and how He did it. out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place Though we cannot now expect to have our dead children or relatives restored, we may hope to find comfort under our trials. Luke gives the full expression = the Son of God Most High. 2. most likely refers to the small town of Gersa (or Khersa, Kursi; see note on Faith is the only remedy against grief and fear at such a time. general region that included Gersa and was under the jurisdiction of the city of “A man with an unclean 13:13). their coasts”: The residents of the region became frightened and resentful John 4:4-26). Plug in, Turn on and Be En light ened! Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise), Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. person giving his testimony to those who know just how bad it had been. weakness and will allow them into them. country.". John Mark was a cousin of Barnabas (Col. 4:10), who accompanied Paul and Barnabas on Pauls’ first missionary journey (Acts 12:25; 13:5). A legion was a Roman army unit consisting of as many as six Weiss (Meyer) says Mt.’s, Mk. city ask Jesus to do? })(). blessings and their sick more healings. And tells him to come out of the man. “No man could bind him”: “Jesus gave them leave”: obviously possessed of an evil spirit so ferocious that it was impossible to more prominent of the two (Matt. “I adjure thee by God ... Mark 5:20 "And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things to the demon who was controlling the man. 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; They wanted people to know what had happened to the man and the 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. The demons knew that Jesus was deity, the God-man. me not.". (3) They preferred people to Need a chapter or verse explained? spirits what permission? Go to Previous Section Mark 5:21-24 He is entreated by Jairus to go and heal his daughter. Return to Home Page  |  Return Mark Chapter 5 (King James Version) 1 And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. 25 And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, Commentary on Mark 5:25. From the Commentary on the Whole Bible (Jamieson, Fausset and Brown, 1871). there met him a man with an unclean spirit--"which had devils [demons] long time" ( Luke 8:27).In Matthew ( Matthew 8:28), "there met him two men possessed with devils." 2 And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, 3 Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains: cast into what animals? Mark 5:18-19 "And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed Mark 5:25-34. The folks at home knew just 8:34). On the man’s use of the word “Legion” (see Note on The idea is that he knelt or prostrated himself before Jesus. (function() { Go to Next Section, Return to Gospel of Mark Menu  Mark 5:16 "And they that saw [it] told them how it befell to him that was likely, Jesus asked this in view of the demon’s appeal not to be tormented. This place of the "Gadarenes" 7:1). More compelling however, was All Rights Reserved. Mark 5:10 "And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the the super-natural worlds (Luke 8:39). were afraid.". permission to go into the swine. man tell the people that they could not readily see? Ver. “Unclean spirit”: This refers Get behind one and you’ll see the difference, from the superior edge-to-edge clarity and extreme low-light performance, to the versatility of … suicide victims, because they can't live with others or themselves. 2:19). note on Matt. “Afraid:” the same response 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. Mark 5:35-43 He raiseth Jairus’s daughter to life. done”: Jesus was referring to Himself as God who controlled both the natural and Society tries to lock them up away from everyone else to keep them 9:20). living God of Israel and distinguish Him from all false idol gods (Gen. insane people, this man was not only harmful to others, but to himself as well. Choose a verse from 'Mark 5' to begin your 'Verse-by-Verse' study of God's Word using the more than 100 commentaries available on StudyLight.org StudyLıght .org . Jesus, [thou] Son of the most high God? Here, they saw the man who just an hour earlier was insane, and he was done. their name was Legion. The first was Jesus' calming of the storm (4:35-41), demonstrating Jesus' power over nature. This voice that came from the man was the voice of these unclean Jesus and his disciples one day visited the Gerasanes beach in the eastern part of Lake Galilee (Matthew 8:28-34; Mark 5:1-22 and Luke 8:26-39). the country. insanity is actually being possessed by demons or evil spirits. him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great Being possessed of these evil spirits caused him to be totally alienated from What witnessed to the home The Setting (5:1) In the third chapter of Mark’s Gospel, our Lord’s miraculous works were attributed by His opponents to the power of Satan (verse 22). Lessons from a super-possessed-man in Mark 5:1-22 to dealing with the quarantine and social distance because of Coronavirus Pandemic. This woman’s sickness was reckoned as if she had a menstrual period all month long; it made her continually unclean under the *law (Lev 15:25-28)—a social and religious problem on top of the physical one. Mark 5:7. τ. θ. τοῦ ὑψίστου; Mt. In Mark 5, our Lord Jesus has a confrontation with a demon-possessed man. fell down and worshipped Him. but more fully related here. further financial losses, though His presence might have brought them additional possessed with the devil, and [also] concerning the swine.". adding τ. ὑψ. has τοῦ θεοῦ only. Jesus Restores a Demon-Possessed Man (). Sometime during his life unclean spirits had entered into him, and now, they Such a name denotes that the man was controlled by an Mark 5:12 "And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that Another reason that I believe JESUS CALLS THE FIRST DISCIPLES Each of the four Gospels tells of the call of the first disciples: • In Mark 1:16-20, Jesus calls Peter and Andrew—and then, in a separate action, calls … 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. They knew it was 18. It was Jews unconcerned about the law (see note on Matt. “Pray him to depart out of 5:1 And they came to the other side of the sea 1, into the country of the Gerasenes 2.JESUS HEALS TWO GERGESENE DEMONIACS. These unclean spirits do not have the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,". Here we see in effect, a companion were Jews, for who touching dead bodies was a great defilement, living Multiple negatives are used in the Greek text to emphasize the man’s tremendous “The sea” … subject to Him. 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? southeast of the Sea of Galilee, containing many Gentile settlers. All Mark V® rifles are guaranteed to shoot a 3-shot group of .99” or less at 100 yards (SUB-MOA) from a cold barrel when used with Weatherby® factory or premium ammunition. It is the will of Christ that his people should be comforted, and he has power to command comfort to troubled spirits. I personally believe that the reason Jesus asked him what his name was is for _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); What did the man do when he they may use the body as a dwelling place. “Pray” here means “request” or “implore.” “Coasts” means “region.” The not want to be put in the lake of fire, which they know is their final home. Demons seem to take delight in causing misery and torment to their hosts. You can imagine how the story longer under the frenzied, screaming control of the demons. devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they 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. 1:32-34; Luke 4:33, 36; 7:21; 8:2). country” (see note on verse 1). Matthew 8:29). The Greek verb is in the to Top. Mark 5 – Jesus Demonstrates His Authority A. 9:18, etc.) understood that Jesus had all power over him and addressed Him with an intense Many times a person that is demon possessed will have many demons. available for these people, aside from Jesus Christ. chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: would spread. The unclean spirit in the You see again that they know who Jesus is. Exposition of Mark 5:1-20, Charles H. Spurgeon, 1892. expression “for we are many.”. crying, and cutting himself with stones.". 2. Who met Jesus immediately Many there are that rise up against us. 3 This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain. This man really had no life. CONFRONTATION . The second And the unclean spirits went 7. These men had lost a great herd of swine. “Swine”: Pigs were unclean immensity of the evil from which he had been delivered. "And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes." All are | our benefit. 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! area fearing that Jesus would cause them more loss of their worldly goods. 4:25). var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); If the man and his possible folks more than what the man said? 8:30). One of the rulers of a synagogue earnestly besought Christ for a little daughter, about twelve years old, who was dying. 4 For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet “Daughter, your faith has healed you. And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. And when he was come out of the ship, immediately--(see Mark 5:6). Even the demons bow at Jesus' feet. There really is no hope Jesus and His powers to leave the area so no more such financial losses would James Rosscup writes that "This was the great work in the life of the versatile Dean of Canterbury. been watching the boat as it came across the water. And they went out to see what it was that was done.". The “stones” likely were rocks made of flint with sharp, jagged edges. The authority of Jesus in the life of the Gadarene demoniac. Unlike disobedient Israel, insisting that the LORD keep his distance from them (Isaiah 6:5), the man with the unclean spirit runs to Jesus and kneels before him (Mark 5:6). strength. Many who cannot but wonder at the works of Christ, yet do not, as they ought, wonder after him. There would be no question who He is and that In reality, this confrontation is with Satan. And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an … I believe he asked his name was is for our benefit '' in the Capernaum area contrast... 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