41. Jesus was angry because the *Pharisees were going to use the man as a way to oppose Jesus. Returning to Mark 5:15-20 — Act II of this Sunday’s playlet — we might expect the townsfolk and villagers to celebrate Jesus’ treatment of the untreatable, and the one treated to join Jesus’ entourage with open arms. We may request cookies to be set on your device. Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, &c.--Luke says ( Luke 8:29 ) that "oftentimes it [the unclean spirit] had caught him"; and after mentioning how they had vainly tried to bind him with chains and fetters, because, "he brake the bands," he adds, "and was driven of the devil [demon] into the wilderness." 11. down a steep place--down the hanging cliff. 42. and clothed--As our Evangelist had not told us that he "ware no clothes," the meaning of this statement could only have been conjectured but for "the beloved physician" ( Luke 8:27 ), who supplies the missing piece of information here. Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. there met him a man with an unclean spirit --"which had devils [demons] long time" ( … And straightway the damsel--The word here is different from that in Mark 5:39-41 , and signifies "young maiden," or "little girl." Perhaps they witnessed at a distance the sudden calming of the tempest. Jairus’ daughter was healed secretly. Click on the different category headings to find out more. This will explain what follows. In Matthew ( Matthew 8:28 ), "there met him two men possessed with devils." of the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth--so brief her state of death as to be more like a short sleep. Mark 5 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary provides a free-flowing commentary on the entire text of each biblical book, along with background material. Irritated, the people could not suffer His presence; yet awe-struck, they dared not order Him off: so they entreat Him to withdraw, and--He takes them at their word. A Brief Commentary on the Gospel of Mark, Chapter 5:1 - 6:6, Carl W. Conrad. And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. I just get engrossed in reading the morning paper and my wife wants me to take out the garbage right away. Jairus by name--or "Jaeirus." into the sea (they were about two thousand)--The number of them is given by this graphic Evangelist alone. And forthwith Jesus gave them leave--In Matthew ( Matthew 8:32 ) this is given with majestic brevity--"Go!" How exquisitely natural! Behold the tormentor anticipating, dreading, and entreating exemption from torment! The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. 15. Jesus uses his supernatural knowledge to identify with the woman who had touched him—even though in the eyes of the public this would mean that he had contracted ritual uncleanness. The voluntary, living contact of faith is that electric conductor which alone draws virtue out of Him. I am out in the garage working on the car with my hands literally oozing with grease and I’m wanted on the phone. "And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched Me"--"a certain person has touched Me"--"for I perceive that virtue is gone out of Me" ( Luke 8:46 ). For he said unto him--that is, before the unclean spirit cried out. This shows that you can know who Jesus is and not surrender to Him. In Christ they discern their destined Tormentor; the time, they know, is fixed, and they feel as if it were come already! Mark 5: The Caring Christ. 24. he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him--Peter, and James, and John. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Commentary on Mark 5:1-20 (Read Mark 5:1-20) Some openly wilful sinners are like this madman. Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts--Was it the owners only of the valuable property now lost to them that did this? Jairus' Daughter Raised to Life ( Mark 5:35-43 ). And he asked him, What is thy name?--The object of this question was to extort an acknowledgment of the virulence of demoniacal power by which this victim was enthralled. and said unto her, Talitha cumi--The words are Aramaic, or Syro-Chaldaic, the then language of Palestine. (See 2 Chronicles 35:25 , Jeremiah 9:20 , Amos 5:16 ). Mark 5:22 - One of the synagogue officials named Jairus *came up, and on seeing Him, *fell at His feet on StudyLight.org And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up--Not only was her issue of blood stanched ( Luke 8:44 ), but the cause of it was thoroughly removed, insomuch that by her bodily sensations she immediately knew herself perfectly cured. Mark’s date appears to be later, but he may have anticipated the feast in his narrative, in order to keep the whole of the incidents relating to Matthew’s apostleship together. 31. You can check these in your browser security settings. A woman healed. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Mark 5:21-43 EXEGESIS: MARK 4-5. (Mark 4:41). The news of her death reached the father after the cure of the woman with the issue of blood: but Matthew's brief account gives only the result, as in the case of the centurion's servant ( Matthew 8:5 , &c.). Many people are angry for selfish reasons. 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. This chapter records the events regarding the Gerasene demoniacs ( Mark 5:1-20 ), and the raising of the daughter of Jairus from the dead ( Mark 5:21-24, 35-43 ), and the parenthetical miracle of healing the woman with the issue of blood ( Mark 5:25-34 ). But what do they mean by entreating so earnestly not to be ordered out of the country? The occasion of this scene will appear presently. 32. Introduction: The unique character of the Gospel of Mark. And Jesus immediately knowing in himself that virtue--or "efficacy." and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse--pitiable case, and affectingly aggravated; emblem of our natural state as fallen creatures ( Ezekiel 16:5 Ezekiel 16:6 ), and illustrating the worse than vanity of all human remedies for spiritual maladies ( Hosea 5:13 ). R. Alan Cole — Mark (The Tyndale New Testament Commentaries, 1989). had gone out of him--He was conscious of the forthgoing of His healing power, which was not--as in prophets and apostles--something foreign to Himself and imparted merely, but what He had dwelling within Him as "His own fulness." And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones--Terrible as he was to others, he himself endured untold misery, which sought relief in tears and self-inflicted torture. Here they demonstrate that they can “pray” to Jesus ( begged Him earnestly ). 6. And he departed, and began to publish--not only among his friends, to whom Jesus immediately sent him, but in Decapolis--so called, as being a region of ten cities. come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live--or, "that she may be healed and live," according to a fully preferable reading. Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Mark 5 Commentary, this commentary provides a free-flowing commentary on the entire text of each biblical book, along with background material. Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them--Had they spoken out all their mind, perhaps this would have been it: "If we must quit our hold of this man, suffer us to continue our work of mischief in another form, that by entering these swine, and thus destroying the people's property, we may steel their hearts against Thee!". But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. on StudyLight.org Mark 5. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter--Luke ( Luke 8:42 ) says, "He had one only daughter, about twelve years of age." What had she "heard of Jesus?" He calls God the most high God, above all other gods. Mark 5. And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? Thy daughter is dead; why troublest thou the Master any further?--the Teacher. And when he was come out of the ship, immediately--(see Mark 5:6 ). And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. Glorious Cure of the Gadarene Demoniac ( Mark 5:1-20 ). But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him--not with the spontaneous alacrity which says to Jesus, "Draw me, we will run after thee," but inwardly compelled, with terrific rapidity, before the Judge, to receive sentence of expulsion. The tide of our Lord's popularity was now fast rising. Demons seem to take delight in … And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side--from the Gadarene side of the lake, where He had parted with the healed demoniac, to the west side, at Capernaum. The owners, if Jews, drove an illegal trade; if heathens, they insulted the national religion: in either case the permission was just. 28. Mark 1 – The Beginning of the Gospel A. Coffman's Commentaries on the BibleMark 5. Just as that other unclean spirit, Mark 1:24. And they laughed him to scorn--rather, simply, "laughed at Him"--"knowing that she was dead" ( Luke 8:53 ); an important testimony this to the reality of her death. The clothing which the poor man would feel the want of the moment his consciousness returned to him, was doubtless supplied to him by some of the Twelve. And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue--of which class there were but few who believed in Jesus ( John 7:48 ). They were showing no love towards a man who needed their sympathy. What have I to do with thee, Jesus, Son of the most high God? Few of us would consider the possibility of God being interrupted, but this is precisely the case in the fifth chapter of the Gospel of Mark. Proud member 16. For Jews, tombs were an unclean place. 3. Who had his dwelling among the tombs--Luke ( Luke 8:27 ) says, "He ware no clothes, neither abode in any house." Study Mark 5 using Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. Mark 5:1-20 Inductive Bible Study. And he took the damsel by the hand--as He did Peter's mother-in-law ( Mark 1:31 ). (Click superscript numbers for commentary.) 40. Changes will take effect once you reload the page. 30. © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague--Though healed as soon as she believed, it seemed to her a stolen cure--she feared to acknowledge it. 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. "Jesus Heals the Gerasene Demoniac," Michael A. Turton's Historical Commentary on the Gospel of Mark , " a complete verse-by-verse commentary on the Gospel of Mark, focusing on the historicity of people, places, events, and sayings in the world of the Gospel of Mark. But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her--alarmed, as a humble, shrinking female would naturally be, at the necessity of so public an exposure of herself, yet conscious that she had a tale to tell which would speak for her. And when he was come out of the ship, immediately -- (see Mark 5:6 ). By the name Elion—the Most High, God was known among the Phoenicians, and the other nations that bordered upon Israel; and by that name the devil calls him. This, though it tried the modesty of the believing woman, was just what Christ wanted in dragging her forth, her public testimony to the facts of her case--the disease, with her abortive efforts at a cure, and the instantaneous and perfect relief which her touching the Great Healer had brought her. None of this happens. Glorious Cure of the Gadarene Demoniac ( Mark 5:1-20 ). 39. But these expressions, far from being inconsistent, only confirm, by their precision, the minute accuracy of the narrative. They are angry when other people have not been kind to them. 2. Mark 5:22 - Mark 5:24, Mark 5:35 - Mark 5:43. The apostles sent forth. 4. 23. and when he saw him, he fell at his feet--in Matthew ( Matthew 9:18 ), "worshipped Him." These tombs were hewn out of the rocky caves of the locality, and served for shelters and lurking places ( Luke 8:26 ). He owns Jesus to be the Son of God. Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. touched his garment--According to the ceremonial law, the touch of anyone having the disease which this woman had would have defiled the person touched. This is a striking case of what are called Undesigned Coincidences amongst the different Evangelists; one of them taking a thing for granted, as familiarly known at the time, but which we should never have known but for one or more of the others, and without the knowledge of which some of their statements would be unintelligible. For Luke ( Luke 8:37 ) says, "Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought Him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear." And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing--not for the purpose of summoning forth a culprit, but, as we shall presently see, to obtain from the healed one a testimony to what He had done for her. And he charged them straitly--strictly. 17. This commentary on the Gospel of Mark is one of his best. and also concerning the swine--Thus had they the double testimony of the herdsmen and their own senses. 10. Home >> Bible Studies >> Mark Study >> Mark 5:21-43 These small group studies of the gospel of Mark contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. Mark 5:4 - because he had often been bound with shackles and chains, and the chains had been torn apart by him and the shackles broken in pieces, and no one was strong enough to … how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel--Throughout that considerable region did this monument of mercy proclaim his new-found Lord; and some, it is to be hoped, did more than "marvel.". Christ walks on the sea, He heals those that touch him. 13. 22. And all the devils besought him, saying--"if thou cast us out" ( Matthew 8:31 ). Some think that the recollection of this may account for her stealthily approaching Him in the crowd behind, and touching but the hem of His garment. Interruptions are always frustrating. Yes, the multitude "thronged and pressed Him"--they jostled against Him, but all involuntarily; they were merely carried along; but one, one only--"a certain person--TOUCHED HIM," with the conscious, voluntary, dependent touch of faith, reaching forth its hand expressly to have contact with Him. Mark 5:21-43 . 12. and had the legion, sitting--"at the feet of Jesus," adds Luke ( Luke 8:35 ); in contrast with his former wild and wandering habits. And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country--The entreaty, it will be observed, was made by one spirit, but in behalf of many--"he besought Him not to send them, &c."--just as in Mark 5:9 , "he answered we are many." And when he was come out of the ship, immediately--(see Mar 5:6). What defiles the man. 33. till she had completed her twelfth year, was called "little," or "a little maid"; after that, "a young woman." The first miracle recorded by Mark was the release of a man possessed by a demon (Mark 1:21–27). Come out of the man, unclean spirit!--Ordinarily, obedience to a command of this nature was immediate. The apostles return, Five thousand fed by a miracle. Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group. And they were astonished with a great astonishment--The language here is the strongest. 43. 1. Mark 7. Let's see how Jesus met the differing needs of three people in this passage. Even so, as AUGUSTINE long ago said, multitudes still come similarly close to Christ in the means of grace, but all to no purpose, being only sucked into the crowd. The higher design of all our Lord's miracles of healing irresistibly suggests this way of viewing the present case, the propriety of which will still more appear as we proceed. And had suffered many things of many physicians--The expression perhaps does not necessarily refer to the suffering she endured under medical treatment, but to the much varied treatment which she underwent. Mark Commentary - 556 pages - published April, 2017 - recommended resource; WILLIAM BARCLAY Commentary on the Gospel of Mark Daily Study Bible. John the Baptist put to death. that no man should know it--The only reason we can assign for this is His desire not to let the public feeling regarding Him come too precipitately to a crisis. 2. When she had heard of Jesus, came--This was the right experiment at last. These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience. to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly--"the minstrels and the people making a noise" ( Matthew 9:23 )--lamenting for the dead. Mark 5:8 tells us that Jesus had begun by using his usual method--an authoritative order to the demon to come out. Their next petition ( Mark 5:12 ) will make that clear enough. in the press behind--shrinking, yet seeking. The woman was healed publicly. 1. and entereth in where the damsel was lying. lieth at the point of death--Matthew ( Matthew 9:18 ) gives it thus: "My daughter is even now dead"--"has just expired." You can also change some of your preferences. No doubt it was His marvellous cures she had heard of; and the hearing of these, in connection with her bitter experience of the vanity of applying to any other, had been blessed to the kindling in her soul of a firm confidence that He who had so willingly wrought such cures on others was able and would not refuse to heal her also. Mark 5:5 Commentaries: Constantly, night and day, he was screaming among the tombs and in the mountains, and gashing himself with stones. If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. Remarkable faith this! Check to enable permanent hiding of message bar and refuse all cookies if you do not opt in. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. The devil is a cruel master to those that are led captive by him, a perfect tyrant; this wretched creature was night and day in the mountains and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones, either bemoaning his own deplorable case, or in a rage and indignation against heaven. 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