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Section XI.

[1] [Arabic, p. 42] 814814    Matt. vii. 28.And when Jesus finished these sayings, the multitudes were astonished [2] at his teaching; 815815    Matt. vii. 29.and that because he was teaching them as one having authority, not as their scribes and the Pharisees.

[3] 816816    Matt. viii. 1.And when he descended from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.

[4] 817817    Matt. viii. 5a; Luke vii. 2.And when Jesus entered Capernaum, the servant of one of the chiefs was in an [5] evil case, and he was precious to him, and he was at the point of death.  818818    Luke vii. 3.And he [6] heard of Jesus, and came to him with the elders of the Jews; 819819    Matt. viii. 5b; Matt. viii. 6.and he besought him, and said, My Lord, my boy is laid in the house paralysed,820820    i.e., so as to be unable to walk. and he is suffering grievous [7] torment.  821821    Luke vii. 4b.And the elders urgently requested of him, and said, He is worthy that [8] this should be done unto him:  822822    Luke vii. 5.for he loveth our people, and he also built the synagogue [9, 10] for us.  823823    Matt. viii. 7.Jesus said unto him, I will come and heal him.  824824    Matt. viii. 8.That chief answered and said, My Lord, I am not worthy that my roof should shade thee; but it sufficeth [11] that thou speak a word, and my lad shall be healed.  825825    Luke vii. 8.And I also am a man in obedience to authority, having under my hand soldiers:826826    Or, bodies of soldiers.  and I say to this one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant that he do this, [12] and he doeth it827827    Luke vii. 9a.And when Jesus heard that, he marvelled at him,828828    Or, it. and turned and said unto the multitude that were coming with him, 829829    Matt. viii. 10b.Verily I say unto you, I have [13] not found in Israel the like of this faith.  830830    Matt. viii. 11.I say unto you, that many shall come from the east and the west, and shall recline with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob [14] [Arabic, p. 43] in the kingdom of heaven:  831831    Matt. viii. 12.but the children of the kingdom shall be cast 61[15] forth into the outer darkness:  and there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.  832832    Matt. viii. 13.And Jesus said to that chief, Go thy way; as thou hast believed, so shall it be unto thee.  [16] 833833    Luke vii. 10.And his lad was healed in that hour.  And that chief returned to the house and found that sick servant healed.

[17] 834834    Luke vii. 11.And the day after, he was going to a city called Nain, and his disciples with him, [18] and a great multitude.  835835    Luke vii. 12.And when he was come near the gate of the city, he saw a crowd836836    Lit. company. accompanying one that was dead, the only son of his mother; and his mother was a widow:  and there was with her a great multitude of the people of the [19] city.  837837    Luke vii. 13.And when Jesus saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep [20] not.  838838    Luke vii. 14.And he went and advanced to the bier, and the bearers of it stood still; and [21] he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.  839839    Luke vii. 15.And that dead man sat up and began [22] to speak; and he gave him to his mother.  840840    Luke vii. 16.And fear came on all the people:  and they praised God, and said, There hath risen among us a great prophet:  and, God [23] hath had regard to his people.  841841    Luke vii. 17.And this news concerning him spread in all Judæa, and in all the region which was about them.

[24] 842842    Matt. viii. 18.And when Jesus saw great multitudes surrounding him, he commanded them to [25] depart to the other side.  843843    Luke ix. 57a; Matt. viii. 19.And while they were going in the way, there came one of the scribes and said unto him, My Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou [26] goest.  844844    Matt. viii. 20.Jesus said unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven have [27] nests; but the Son of man hath not a place in which to lay his head.  845845    Luke ix. 59.And he said unto another, Follow me.  And he said unto him, My Lord, suffer me first to go and [28] bury my father.  846846    Luke ix. 60.Jesus said unto him, Leave the dead to bury their dead; but thou, [29] follow me and preach the kingdom of God.  847847    Luke ix. 61.And another said unto him, I will follow [Arabic, p. 44] thee, my Lord; but first suffer me to go and salute my household and [30] come.  848848    Luke ix. 62.Jesus said unto him, There is no one who putteth his hand to the plough849849    Lit. plough of the yoke. and looketh behind him, and yet is fit for the kingdom of God.

[31] 850850    Mark iv. 35; Luke viii. 22d.And he said to them on that day in the evening, Let us go over to the other side [32] of the lake; and he left851851    cf., e.g., at § 17, 19, § 23, 16, where the same Arabic and Syriac word is used; cf. also the ambiguity of the Greek (R.V. has left). the multitudes.  852852    Mark iv. 36a; Luke viii. 22b.And Jesus went up and sat in the ship, [33] he and his disciples, and there were with them other ships.  853853    Mark iv. 36c; Matt. viii. 24a.And there occurred on the sea a great tempest854854    Lit. commotion. of whirlwind and wind, 855855    Luke viii. 23c. and the ship was on the point of [34] sinking from the greatness856856    Or, abundance. of the waves.  857857    Mark iv. 38a.But Jesus was sleeping on a cushion in the stern of the ship; 858858    Matt. viii. 25.and his disciples came and awoke him, and said unto him, Our [35] Lord, save us; lo, we perish.  859859    Luke viii. 24b.And he rose, and rebuked the winds and the turbulence of the water, and said to the sea, Be still, for thou art rebuked; 860860    Mark iv. 39b.and the wind [36] was still, and there was a great calm.  861861    Mark iv. 40.And he said unto them, Why are ye thus [37] afraid? and why have ye no faith?  862862    Luke viii. 25b.And they feared greatly.863863    The last clause belongs in the Greek to verse 41.  And they marvelled, and said one to another, Who, think you, is this, who commandeth also the wind and the waves and the sea, and they obey him?

[38] 864864    Luke viii. 26.And they departed and came to the country of the Gadarenes, which is on the [39] other side, opposite the land of Galilee.  865865    Luke viii. 27a.And when he went out of the ship to the land, 866866    Mark v. 2b; Luke viii. 27c.there met him from among the tombs a man who had a devil for a long time, [40] and wore no clothes, neither dwelt in a house, but among the tombs.  867867    Mark v. 3b.And no man was [Arabic, p. 45] able to bind him with chains, 868868    Mark v. 4a.because any time that he was bound with chains [41] and fetters he cut the chains and loosened the fetters; 869869    Luke viii. 29c.and he was snatched870870    Imperfect tense. [42] away of the devil into the desert, 871871    Mark v. 4b, 5a.and no man was able to quiet him; and at all times, in the night and in the day, he would be among the tombs and in the mountains; 872872    Matt. viii. 28b.and no man was able to pass by that way; 873873    Mark v. 5b.and he would cry out and wound himself [43] with stones.  874874    Mark v. 6.And when he saw Jesus at a distance, he hastened and worshipped [44] him, and cried with a loud voice and said, 875875    Mark v. 7a; Luke viii. 28b.What have we to do with thee, Jesus, [45] Son of the most high God?  876876    Mark v. 7c; Luke viii. 29a.I adjure thee by God, torment me not.  And Jesus commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man:  and he had suffered877877    Lit. and it was for him. a long [46] time since the time when he came into captivity to it.  878878    Luke viii. 30.And Jesus asked him, What is thy name?  He said unto him, Legion; for there had entered into him many [47] devils.  879879    Luke viii. 31.And they besought him that he would not command them to depart into [48] the depths.  880880    Luke viii. 32.And there was there a herd of many swine, feeding in the mountain, 62and those devils besought him to give them leave to enter the swine; and he gave [49] them leave.  881881    Luke viii. 33.And the devils went out of the man and entered into the swine.  882882    Mark v. 13b.And that herd hastened to the summit and fell down into the midst of the sea, about two [50] thousand, and they were choked in the water.  883883    Luke viii. 34.And when the keepers saw what [51] happened, they fled, and told those in the cities and villages.  884884    Luke viii. 35.And the people went out to see what had happened; and they came to Jesus, and found the man whose [Arabic, p. 46] devils had gone out, clothed, modest,885885    cf. Syriac versions. seated at the feet of Jesus; and they [52] feared.  886886    Luke viii. 36.And they reported what they saw, and how the man was healed who had a devil, 887887    Mark v. 16b.and concerning those swine also.

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