404-405 : Jesus In Nazareth , Jesus Calms The Storm
WHEN Jesus had finished these parables,he departed and went into his own country, to Nazareth where he had been brought up.
And as his custom was he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up to read.
The book of the prophet Isaiah was given to him,
and when he opened the book he found the place where it was written:
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel of the poor.
"He has sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives,
and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
and to preach the acceptable year of the Lord."
He closed the book and gave it back to the minister and sat down.
And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
And he began to say to them, "Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your ears."
All wondered at the gracious words that came from him, and they said,
"Is this not Josephs son? Is this not the carpenter, the son of Mary,
the brother of James and Joseph, and of Jude and Simon?
And are not his sisters here with us?"
But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honour except in his own country
and among his own kin, and in his own house."
And he marvelled because of their unbelief.
And all those in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,
and rose up and thrust him out of the city,
and led him up to the edge of the hill on which their city was built, that they might throw him down.
But he, passing through the midst of them, went his way.
JESUS CALMS THE STORM
Now it came to pass on a certain day that he went into a boat with his disciples,
and said to them, "Let us go over to the other side of the lake."
So they set sail. But as they sailed, he fell asleep, and there came down a storm of wind on the lake,
and the boat was filled with water so that they were in danger.
The disciples awoke him saying, "Master, Master, we are sinking."
Then Jesus arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water, and they ceased and there was a calm.
And he said to the disciples, "Where is your faith?"
They were frightened and wondered at this, saying to one another. "What manner of man is this?
For he commands even the winds and the water and they obey him""
And they came to the other side of the lake, into the country of the Gadarenes.
When Jesus stepped forth on the land,he met a certain man who had had demons a long time,
and wore no clothes, nor lived in any house. but had his dwelling among the tombs.
When the man saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said,
"What have I done to you, Jesus, Son of God most high? I beg you, do not torment me."
(For Jesus had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man,
for often it had seized him, and though he had been kept bound with chains and in fetters,
he broke the bonds and was driven by the unclean spirits into the wilderness).
"What is your name?" Jesus asked him.
And he said, "Legion," because many unclean spirits were within him.
And he begged Jesus not to command them to go out of the country.
Now there was a herd of many swine feeding on the mountain,
and he begged him to let them enter into the swine.
He allowed them, and the unclean spirits went out of the man and entered into the swine,
and the herd ran violently down a steep slope into the lake, and were drowned.
When they that fed the swine saw what was done, they fled,
and went and told it in the city and in the country.
Then people went out to see what was done. They came to Jesus and found the man,
out of whom the demons had departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind.
And they were afraid.
Those who had seen it told them by what means, he that was possessed of the demons was healed.
Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes begged Jesus to depart from them,
for they were taken with great fear.
So he went back into the boat.
Then the man out of whom the demons were departed asked that he might go with him,
but Jesus sent him away, saying, "Return to your own house, and show what great things
God has done to you."
So he went his way and told throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done to him.
And people marvelled greatly.
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