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Mark 5

Overview

Mark 5:1, Christ delivering the possessed of the legion of devils, Mark 5:13. they enter into the swine; Mark 5:22, He is entreated by Jairus to go and heal his daughter; Mark 5:25, He heals the woman of the bloody issue, Mark 5:35. and raises from death Jairus’ daughter.

Verse 1

Mark 4:35, Matthew 8:28-34, Luke 8:26-39

Verse 2

out: Isaiah 65:4, Luke 8:27

a man: Matthew gives a brief account of two demoniacs who were dispossessed on this occasion; but Mark and Luke omit the mention of one - who was perhaps not so remarkable. That these wretched men were not merely mad, as some suppose, but really possessed of evil spirits, appears clearly from the language employed, as well as from the narrative itself. Matthew expressly affirms that they were "possessed with devils," or demoniacs, הבילןםיזןלוםןי [Strong's G1139]; Mark says he had "an unclean spirit," i.e., a fallen spirit; and Luke asserts, that he "had devils (or demons) a long time," and was called Legion, "because many devils were entered into him." With supernatural strength the demons burst asunder the chains and fetters with which he was bound; they address Christ as the "Son of the most high God;" they beseech him to suffer them to enter into the swine; and when he had given them leave, they "went out and entered into the swine," etc.

with: Mark 5:8, Mark 1:23, Mark 1:26, Mark 3:30, Mark 7:25, Luke 9:42

Reciprocal: Matthew 4:24 - possessed Matthew 8:28 - coming

Verse 3

Mark 9:18-22, Isaiah 65:4, Daniel 4:32, Daniel 4:33, Luke 8:29

Reciprocal: Daniel 4:25 - drive Mark 9:20 - the spirit Acts 19:16 - General Revelation 18:2 - become

Verse 4

tame: James 3:7, James 3:8

Reciprocal: Daniel 4:16 - be changed Daniel 4:25 - drive Matthew 17:15 - for ofttimes Mark 5:15 - him that Luke 9:39 - lo Acts 19:16 - General

Verse 5

crying: 1 Kings 18:28, Job 2:7, Job 2:8, John 8:44

Reciprocal: Leviticus 19:28 - cuttings Jeremiah 47:5 - how Jeremiah 48:37 - cuttings Daniel 4:16 - be changed Matthew 17:15 - for ofttimes Mark 3:11 - unclean Luke 9:39 - lo

Verse 6

he ran: Psalms 66:3, *marg. Psalms 72:9, Luke 4:41, Acts 16:17, James 2:19

Reciprocal: Matthew 8:2 - worshipped Mark 3:11 - unclean Luke 8:28 - he cried

Verse 7

What: Mark 1:24, Hosea 14:8, Matthew 8:29, Luke 4:34

Son: Mark 3:11, Mark 14:61, Matthew 16:16, John 20:31, Acts 8:37, Acts 16:17

I adjure: 1 Kings 22:16, Matthew 26:63, Acts 19:13

that: Genesis 3:15, Matthew 8:29, Luke 8:28, Romans 16:20, Hebrews 2:14, 2 Peter 2:4, 1 John 3:8, Jude 1:6, Revelation 12:12, Revelation 20:1-3

Reciprocal: Exodus 14:12 - Let us alone 1 Kings 17:18 - art thou come 2 Chronicles 18:15 - shall I adjure Micah 6:6 - the high Matthew 8:31 - General Matthew 12:43 - seeking Mark 5:17 - General Mark 5:18 - prayed Mark 9:25 - he rebuked Luke 1:32 - the Son 1 Thessalonians 5:27 - I charge Hebrews 7:1 - the most James 2:19 - the Revelation 20:2 - he laid

Verse 8

Mark 1:25, Mark 9:25, Mark 9:26, Acts 16:18

Reciprocal: Matthew 8:16 - and he Matthew 17:18 - rebuked Mark 5:2 - with Luke 8:29 - commanded

Verse 9

What: Luke 8:30, Luke 11:21-26

Legion: Matthew 12:45, Matthew 26:53

Reciprocal: Acts 19:15 - General

Verse 10

Mark 5:13, Mark 3:22

Reciprocal: Luke 11:24 - I will

Verse 11

herd: Leviticus 11:7, Leviticus 11:8, Deuteronomy 14:8, Isaiah 65:4, Isaiah 66:3, Matthew 8:30, Luke 8:32

Verse 12

Job 1:10-12, Job 2:5, Luke 22:31, Luke 22:32, 2 Corinthians 2:11, 1 Peter 5:8

Reciprocal: Matthew 8:31 - General

Verse 13

gave: 1 Kings 22:22, Job 1:12, Job 2:6, Matthew 8:32, 1 Peter 3:22, Revelation 13:5-7, Revelation 20:7

the herd: John 8:44, Revelation 9:11

Reciprocal: Mark 5:10 - General Luke 1:49 - hath Acts 10:38 - healing

Verse 14

Matthew 8:33, Luke 8:34

Verse 15

him that: Mark 5:4, Isaiah 49:24, Isaiah 49:25, Matthew 9:33, Matthew 12:29, Luke 8:35, Luke 8:36, Luke 10:39, Colossians 1:13

and they: 1 Samuel 6:20, 1 Samuel 6:21, 1 Samuel 16:4, 1 Chronicles 13:12, 1 Chronicles 15:13, Job 13:11, Psalms 14:5, 2 Timothy 1:7

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 17:18 - art thou come Acts 9:21 - Is not Acts 19:16 - General Titus 2:2 - temperate

Verse 17

Mark 5:7, Mark 1:24, Genesis 26:16, Deuteronomy 5:25, 1 Kings 17:18, Job 21:14, Job 21:15, Matthew 8:34, Luke 5:8, Luke 8:37, Acts 16:39

Reciprocal: Exodus 14:12 - Let us alone Matthew 16:4 - And he Mark 5:18 - prayed Acts 13:50 - and expelled

Verse 18

prayed: Mark 5:7, Mark 5:17, Psalms 116:12, Luke 8:38, Luke 8:39, Luke 17:15-17, Luke 23:42, Luke 23:43, Philippians 1:23, Philippians 1:24

Reciprocal: Exodus 14:12 - Let us alone Matthew 8:34 - they besought Matthew 16:4 - And he

Verse 19

Go home: Psalms 66:16, Isaiah 38:9-20, Daniel 4:1-3, Daniel 4:37, Daniel 6:25-27, Jonah 2:1-10, John 4:29, Acts 22:1-21, Acts 26:4-29

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 5:4 - and told his lord Mark 8:2 - compassion Mark 9:22 - have Luke 8:38 - saying Acts 10:24 - and had

Verse 20

Decapolis: Mark 7:31, Matthew 4:25

Reciprocal: Luke 8:38 - saying Acts 10:24 - and had

Verse 21

Matthew 9:1, Luke 8:40

Reciprocal: Matthew 8:18 - unto Mark 4:35 - Let Luke 8:22 - Let

Verse 22

there: Matthew 9:18, Matthew 9:19, Luke 8:41, Luke 8:42

rulers: Luke 13:14, Acts 13:15, Acts 18:8, Acts 18:17

he fell: Mark 5:33, Matthew 2:11, Luke 5:8, Luke 8:28, Acts 10:25, Acts 10:26, Revelation 22:8

Reciprocal: Matthew 17:15 - have Mark 7:25 - at Revelation 19:10 - I fell

Verse 23

besought: Mark 7:25-27, Mark 9:21, Mark 9:22, 2 Samuel 12:15, 2 Samuel 12:16, Psalms 50:15, Psalms 107:19, Luke 4:38, Luke 7:2, Luke 7:3, Luke 7:12, John 4:46, John 4:47, John 11:3

lay thy hands: Mark 6:5, Mark 6:6, Mark 6:13, Mark 16:18, 2 Kings 5:11, Matthew 8:3, Luke 4:40, Luke 13:13, Acts 28:8, James 5:14, James 5:15

Reciprocal: Matthew 8:7 - I will Matthew 9:18 - My daughter Matthew 17:15 - have Mark 1:30 - they tell Mark 9:17 - I Luke 5:12 - besought Luke 8:41 - and besought John 4:49 - come

Verse 24

went: Luke 7:6, Acts 10:38

and thronged: Mark 5:31, Mark 3:9, Mark 3:10, Mark 3:20, Luke 8:42, Luke 8:45, Luke 12:1, Luke 19:3

Reciprocal: Matthew 8:7 - I will Luke 5:1 - it

Verse 25

a certain: Matthew 9:20-22, Luke 8:43, Luke 8:44

an issue: Leviticus 15:19, Leviticus 15:20, Leviticus 15:25-27

twelve: Luke 13:11, John 5:5, John 5:6, Acts 4:22, Acts 9:33, Acts 9:34

Reciprocal: Mark 9:21 - How

Verse 26

had suffered: No person will wonder at this account when he considers the therapeutics of the Jewish physicians, in reference to diseases of this kind - for an account of which, see Drs. Lightfoot and Clarke. She was, therefore, a fit patient for the Great Physician. Job 13:4, Jeremiah 8:22, Jeremiah 30:12, Jeremiah 30:13, Jeremiah 51:8

nothing: Psalms 108:12

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 16:12 - physicians Matthew 9:21 - If Luke 8:43 - had

Verse 27

touched: Mark 6:56, 2 Kings 13:21, Matthew 14:36, Acts 5:15, Acts 19:12

Reciprocal: Mark 3:10 - pressed Mark 8:22 - to touch Luke 8:44 - touched

Verse 28

Reciprocal: Matthew 9:20 - touched Mark 3:10 - pressed Mark 6:56 - touch Luke 8:44 - touched

Verse 29

straightway: Exodus 15:26, Job 33:24, Job 33:25, Psalms 30:2, Psalms 103:3, Psalms 107:20, Psalms 147:3

fountain: Leviticus 20:18

plague: Mark 5:34, Mark 3:10, 1 Kings 8:37, Luke 7:21

Reciprocal: Leviticus 14:48 - shall come in Mark 1:42 - immediately John 5:9 - immediately

Verse 30

virtue: Luke 6:19, Luke 8:46, 1 Peter 2:9, *marg.

Reciprocal: Mark 3:9 - because Luke 8:45 - the multitude Luke 22:61 - turned

Verse 31

Thou seest: Luke 8:45, Luke 9:12

Reciprocal: Mark 5:24 - and thronged Mark 6:36 - General

Verse 32

Reciprocal: Mark 10:23 - looked

Verse 33

the woman: Mark 4:41, Luke 1:12, Luke 1:29, Luke 8:47

and told: Psalms 30:2, Psalms 66:16, Psalms 103:2-5, Psalms 116:12-14

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 9:7 - Fear not Mark 5:22 - he fell Mark 7:25 - at Luke 17:16 - fell

Verse 34

Daughter: Matthew 9:2, Matthew 9:22, Luke 8:48

thy faith: Mark 10:52, Luke 7:50, Luke 8:48, Luke 17:19, Luke 18:42, Acts 14:9

go: 1 Samuel 1:17, 1 Samuel 20:42, 2 Kings 5:19, Ecclesiastes 9:7

Reciprocal: Leviticus 14:48 - shall come in 2 Samuel 9:7 - Fear not Matthew 15:28 - be it Mark 2:5 - Son Mark 5:29 - plague Mark 5:36 - only Luke 7:21 - plagues Acts 16:36 - and go

Verse 35

there came: Luke 8:49

thy daughter: John 5:25, John 11:25

why: Luke 7:6, Luke 7:7, John 11:21, John 11:32, John 11:39

the Master: Mark 10:17, Matthew 26:18, John 11:28

Reciprocal: Psalms 78:41 - limited Psalms 88:10 - Wilt thou Matthew 9:23 - into Mark 10:48 - many John 4:49 - come Acts 18:8 - the chief Romans 4:18 - against

Verse 36

only: Mark 5:34, Mark 9:23, 2 Chronicles 20:20, Matthew 9:28, Matthew 9:29, Matthew 17:20, Luke 8:50, John 4:48-50, John 11:40, Romans 4:18-24

Reciprocal: Genesis 21:17 - fear Psalms 78:41 - limited Psalms 88:10 - Wilt thou Isaiah 37:6 - Be not John 4:49 - come

Verse 37

he suffered: Luke 8:51, Acts 9:40

save: Mark 9:2, Mark 14:33, 2 Corinthians 13:1

Reciprocal: Matthew 4:21 - other Matthew 17:1 - Peter Matthew 26:37 - Peter Mark 1:19 - James Mark 3:17 - James Mark 10:35 - James Mark 13:3 - Peter Luke 6:14 - James Acts 1:13 - Peter

Verse 38

and seeth: Jeremiah 9:17-20, Matthew 9:23, Matthew 9:24, Matthew 11:17, Luke 8:52, Luke 8:53, Acts 9:39

Reciprocal: Genesis 50:1 - wept Job 3:8 - who are ready Ecclesiastes 7:4 - heart Ecclesiastes 12:5 - the mourners Jeremiah 31:16 - Refrain

Verse 39

not dead: Daniel 12:2, John 11:11-13, Acts 20:10, 1 Corinthians 11:30, 1 Thessalonians 4:13, 1 Thessalonians 4:14, 1 Thessalonians 5:10

Reciprocal: Genesis 50:1 - wept 2 Kings 4:31 - not awaked Ecclesiastes 12:5 - the mourners Jeremiah 31:16 - Refrain Luke 8:52 - she John 11:4 - This

Verse 40

they: Genesis 19:14, Nehemiah 2:19, Job 12:4, Psalms 22:7, Psalms 123:3, Psalms 123:4, Luke 16:14, Acts 17:32

when: 2 Kings 4:33, Matthew 7:6, Matthew 9:24, Matthew 9:25, Luke 8:53, Luke 8:54

he taketh: He took just so many as prudence required, and as were sufficient to prove the reality of the cure; to have permitted the presence of more, might have savoured of ostentation.

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 4:4 - thou shalt shut Mark 7:33 - he took Acts 9:40 - put

Verse 41

took: Mark 1:31, Acts 9:40, Acts 9:41

Talitha cumi: טליתא קומי, which is pure Syriac, the same as in the Syriac version, the proper translation of which is given by the evangelist.

Damsel: Mark 1:41, Genesis 1:3, Psalms 33:9, Luke 7:14, Luke 7:15, Luke 8:54, Luke 8:55, John 5:28, John 5:29, John 11:43, John 11:44, Romans 4:17, Philippians 3:21

Reciprocal: Matthew 8:3 - I will Matthew 9:25 - and took Matthew 14:31 - stretched Mark 7:34 - Ephphatha Mark 9:27 - General John 5:9 - immediately Acts 3:7 - General

Verse 42

Mark 1:27, Mark 4:41, Mark 6:51, Mark 7:37, Acts 3:10-13

Reciprocal: Isaiah 52:14 - many Luke 8:56 - he charged John 5:9 - immediately Acts 9:40 - she opened

Verse 43

he charged: Mark 1:43, Mark 3:12, Mark 7:36, Matthew 8:4, Matthew 9:30, Matthew 12:16-18, Matthew 17:9, Luke 5:14, Luke 8:56, John 5:41

and commanded: This was to shew that she had not only returned to life, but was also restored to perfect health; and to intimate, that though raised to life by extraordinary power, she must be continued in existence, as before, by the use of ordinary means. The advice of a heathen, on another subject, is quite applicable: Nec Deus intersit, nisi dignus vindice nodus incideriṫ "When the miraculous power of God is necessary, let it be resorted to; when not necessary, let the ordinary means be used." To act otherwise would be to tempt God.

Given: Luke 24:30, Luke 24:42, Luke 24:43, Acts 10:41

Reciprocal: Mark 8:26 - Neither Mark 9:9 - he charged Luke 8:55 - and he John 11:44 - Loose

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Mark 5". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/mark-5.html.