(From: MARK #7 - 4:35-5:20)
K. 4:35-41 JESUS STILLS THE STORM
a. 4:35 And on that :day, when even was come, he says to them, Let us go over unto the other side.
Kai LEgei auTOIS en eKEIne teheMEra, oPSIas ge-noMEnes, DiELtho-men eis to PEran.
b. 4:36a And leaving the crowd, they take him with them, as he was, in the boat.
kai aPHENtes ton OCHlon, pa-ra-lamBANnou-sin auTON, hos en, en toPLOIo.
c. 4:36b And other boats were with him. kai ALla PLOIa en met' auTOU.
d. 4:37 THE GREAT STORM
kai GIne-tai LAIlaps  meGAle aNEmou, kai ta KUma-ta  ePEbal-len eis to PLOIon,
And a great storm of wind arises, and the waves beat into the boat,
HOste Ede geMIzes-thai  to PLOIon.
so that the boat was now filling.
e. 4:38 THE DEEP CONCERN OF DISCIPLES BECAUSE JESUS ASLEEP
kai auTOS en en te PRUMne , ePI to pro-skePHAlai-on  kaTHEUdon:
And himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion:
kai eGEIrou-sin  auTON, kai LEgou-sin auTO, DiDAska-le, ou MElei soi HOti a-polLUme-tha?
and they rouse him, and say to him, Teacher, do you not care that we perish?
f. 4:39a. And he awoke, andrebuked the wind, and said to the sea, Quiet, be still.
kai di-e-gerTHEIS , e-peTIme-sen toaNEmo, kai EIpen tethaLASse, SiOpa , pePHImo-so.
g. 4:39b And the wind ceased, and therewas a great calm.
kai eKOpa-sen ho Ane-mos, kai eGEne-to gaLEnemeGAle.
h. 4:40 And he said to them, Why are you fearful? have you not yet faith?
kai EIpen auTOIS, Ti deiLOI es-te? OUpoEche-te piSTIN?
i. 4:41 THE DEEP EFFECT UPON THE DISCIPLES
kai e-phoBEthesan PHObon MEgan, kai Ele-gon pros alLElous,
And they feared a great fear, and said one to another,
Tis Ara HOU-TOS es-tin, HOti kai ho Ane-mos kai he THAlas-sa hu-paKOUei  auTO?
Who then is this, that both the wind obeys him and the sea?
L. 5:1-20 THE MANIAC OF GADARA
a. 5:1 And they came to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gerasenes.
Kai ELthen eis to PEran tes thaLASses, eis ten CHOran ton Ge-ra-seNON.
b. 5:2 MAN WITH POWERFUL UNCLEAN SPIRIT
kai e-xelTHONtos auTOU ek tou PLOIou, euTHUS huPENtesen  auTO
And when he was come out of the boat, straightway there met him
ek ton mneMEIon  ANthro-pos en PNEUma-ti a-kaTHARto ,
out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,
hos ten kaTOIke-sin EIchen en tois MNEma-sin:
3who had his :dwelling in the tombs:
kai ouDE haLUsei  ouKEti ouDEIS eDUna-to auTON DEsai ;
and no one could any more bind him, no, not with a chain;
diA to auTON polLAkis PEdais kai haLUse-si deDESthai,
4because thathe had been often bound with fetters and chains,
kai di-eSPASthai  hup' auTOU tas haLUseis, kai tas PEdas
and the chains had been rent asunder by him, and the fetters
sun-teTRIPHthai: kai ouDEIS ISchu-en  auTON daMAsai .
broken in pieces: and no one had strength to tame him.
c. 5:5 SELF-TORTURE DAY AND NIGHT
kai diA panTOS, nukTOS kai heMEras, en tois MNEma-sin kai en tois Ore-sin ,
And always, night and day, in the tombs and in the mountains,
en KRAzon , kai ka-taKOPton he-auTON LIthois.
he was crying out, and cutting himself with stones.
d. 5:6-7 THE DEMONS RECOGNIZE JESUS
kai iDON ton IeSOUN aPO maKROthen, Edra-men kai pro-seKUne-sen  auTON;
And seeing :Jesus from afar, he ran and worshiped him;
kai KRAxas phoNE meGAle, LEgei,
7and crying out with a loud voice, says,
Ti eMOI kai soi, IeSOU, huiE tou TheOU tou huPSIstou ?
What have I to dowith you, Jesus, Son of the Most High :God?
horKIzo  se ton TheON, me me ba-saNIses .
I adjure you by :God, don't torment me.
e. 5:8 For he said to him, Come forth, :unclean :spirit, out of the man.
Ele-gen gar auTO, Exel-the, to PNEUma to aKAthar-ton, ek tou anTHROpou.
f. 5:9 And he asked him, What is your name?
kai e-peROta  auTON, Ti OnoMA soi?
g. 5:9b And he says to him, My name is Legion; for we are many.
kai LEgei auTO, Le-giON  OnoMA moi; HOti polLOI es-men.
h. 5:10 And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country.
kai pa-reKAlei auTON polLA HIna me auTA a-poSTEIle Exo tes CHOras.
i. 5:11 Now there on the mountain side a great herd of swine was feeding.
en de eKEI pros toOrei aGEle CHOIron meGAle bo-skoMEne.
j. 5:12 PERMISSION SOUGHT TO ENTER SWINE
kai pa-reKAle-san auTON, LEgon-tes,
And they besought him, saying,
PEMpson heMAS eis tous CHOIrous, HIna eis auTOUS eiSELtho-men.
Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.
k. 5:13a And he gave them leave. kai ePEtre-psen  auTOIS.
l. 5:13b SWINE PREFERRED DROWNING TO DEMONS
kai e-xelTHONta ta PNEUma-ta ta aKAthar-ta, eiSELthon eis tous CHOIrous:
And the unclean :spirits came out, andentered into the swine:
kai HORme-sen  he aGEle kaTA tou kremNOU  eis ten THAlas-san,
and the herd rushed down the steep into the sea,
hos diSCHIli-oi; kai epNIgon-to  en te thaLASse.
about two thousand; and they were drowned in the sea.
m. 5:14a And they that fed them fled, and reported itin the city, and in the country.
kai hoi BOskon-tes auTOUS Ephu-gon, kai aPEGgei-lan eis ten POlin, kai eis tous aGROUS.
n. 5:14b And they came to see what itwas that had come to pass.
kai ELthon iDEIN TI es-ti poLIN to ge-goNOS.
o. 5:15 THE FEAR OF THE CITY-DWELLERS
kai ERchon-tai pros ton IeSOUN, kai the-oROUsin  ton dai-mo-niZOme-non  kaTHEme-non,
And they come unto :Jesus, and behold the demoniac sitting,
hi-ma-tisMEnon  kai so-phroNOUNta , ton e-scheKOta ton le-giOna: kai a-phoBEthe-san.
clothed and in his right mind, him that had the legion: and they were afraid.
p. 5:16 And they that saw it rehearsed to them how it befell the demoniac, and concerning the swine.
kai di-eGEsan-to  auTOIS hoi iDONtes pos eGEne-to to dai-mo-ni-zoMEno, kai peRI ton CHOIron.
q. 5:17 And they began to beseech him to depart from their :borders.
kai ERxan-to pa-ra-kaLEIN  auTON a-pelTHEIN aPO ton hoRIon  auTON.
r. 5:18 FORMER DEMONIAC SOUGHT PERMISSION TO FOLLOW JESUS
kai emBAInon-tos auTOU eis to PLOIon,
And as he was entering into the boat,
pa-reKAlei auTON ho dai-mo-nisTHEIS HIna met' auTOU e.
the former demoniac besought him that he might be with him.
s. 5:19 PERMISSION DENIED
kai ouk aPHEken  auTON, alLA LEgei auTO,
And he suffered him not, but says to him,
HUpa-ge eis ton OI-KON sou pros tous sous kai aPAGgei-lon auTOIS
Go to your :house unto your own and report to them
HOsa ho KUriOS soi pePOIe-ken, kai eLEeSEN  se.
how great things the Lord has done for you, and he had mercy on you.
t. 5:20 DECAPOLIS HEARD TESTIMONY OF FORMER DEMONIAC
kai aPELthen, kai ERxato keRUSsein  en te De-kaPOlei
And he went away, and began to publish in :Decapolis
HOsa ePOIe-sen auTO ho IeSOUS: kai PANtes eTHAUma-zon .
how great things :Jesus had done for him: and all marveled.
NOTE: 4:35-41 - For Jesus' disciples, to see Him commanding the wind and sea, and observing their obedience, worked great fear in their hearts! They had forgotten Joshua commanding the sun to stand still upon Gibeon, so he could finish defeating the enemy! It is Godthat causes such things to happen through man. But Jesuswas both Son of man, andSon of God, and though as Son of man He as perfect servant did nothingbut what His Father showed Him to do- yet He is an example for us that He in us in His resurrected state through the Spirit, can still do through man what He did through Joshua. Jesus as 100% man of faith, sets us notan impossible example, but greater works than He did has He promised to do through us! And that He did through Peter and Paul and many to follow like Wigglesworth! Yet - Jesus isunique. Before Abraham was, Jesus could say I am! According to the book of Hebrews, it was Jesus in His pre-incarnate state who spoke the world into a habitable place for Adam in Genesis chapter one.
5:1-20 - Then consider next the maniac of Gadara. Imagine a demoniac named “Legion”, having so many demons that 2000 swine were possessed, and raced over a precipice and drowned in the sea. A man suffered himself to live with over 2000 demons - but 2000 swine would rather drown than live in a demon-infested state. Draw your own conclusions concerning demon-infested people today. See the physical strength that 2000 demons gave to one demoniac. What do we know of such a case? In “Visions Beyond the Veil” by H.A. Baker we learn yet more concerning demons and their heavenly counterpart of fallen angels.
See how Jesus refused permission concerning the request of the former demoniac to come with Him. It was betterfor him as a new convert to witness to his own people what the Lord had done for him. New converts have a zeal for God in witnessing that normally supersedes the witnessing effectiveness of more long-standing Christians. I exemplified this. My brother was scared to walk down town with me as a new Christian in case I would start a street meeting on the way. This was notmy normal nature - but a bright 2 Corinthians 5:17 type of conversion works a tremendous zeal in a new convert for witnessing! I said normalconversion slackens off for witnessing zeal. Exceptions like George Whitefield, Charles Finney and John ?Wesley are indeed thrilling exceptions. But on the whole, we should be like Jesus, and release new converts in their first love to zealously share their new found faith. J.A.W.