4 For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. ", "driven of the devil into the wilderness,", "always, night and day, he was in the mountains and in the tombs, crying", "No man could tame him; for he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces! 3 This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain. I. 5 1 They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes. After the storm on the lake, Jesus and his disciples come ashore in the region of Gerasa. The restored manâs beseeching to abide with Christ. 20. Jesus at Prayer ... Matthew 5:20-26. Mark"s account of this miracle stressed Jesus" divine power and authority that was a greater revelation of His person to the disciples than they had previously witnessed. It was a confederacy going back to Alexander the Great. But this display of power and majesty divine was crowned and irradiated by the grace which brought the grateful captive, now set free, to the feet of his Deliverer. (2) Observe the complicated evil which the powers of darkness inflicted on their victim. Cranfield, p182; Taylor, p289; and Hiebert, p125. Mark 2:23-28 Jesus Plucks Grain on The Sabbath. The terrified Gerasenes beseeching Jesus to leave them. There they confront a demon-possessed man who lives in caves nearby, caves that once served as tombs. (Colossians 1:13). This is an instance of the obedience of faith, and is a considerable branch of it; for, as with the heart, men believe in Christ unto righteousness, so, with the mouth, confession must be made to the glory of that salvation which Christ has wrought out: many are backward to this part of the service of faith, through fears, through unbelief, and Satan's temptations; but this man, though to have continued with Christ was greatly desirable by him, yet he submits to his will and pleasure, and is obedient to his orders; and that at once, immediately dropping his suit: unto him, no longer insisting on his being with him; for he was sensible of the great obligations he was laid under to him, and saw it to be his duty to observe whatever he commanded him: and this was indeed but a reasonable, piece of service, and what if he had not been ordered to do, one would think he could not have done otherwise; at least, had he not, he would not have acted the grateful and generous part: and indeed, if such for whom the Lord has done great things as these, should hold their peace, the stones would even cry out. Momentary wonder at least ( ), perhaps not much more. In this case the delay caused by the healing of the woman created a greater problem that Jesus overcame easily. But the majesty of that word "Go!" I believe in you. Mark 5:20). 5:20 "Decapolis" This Greek word means "ten cities." Study the bible online using commentary on Mark 5:20 and more! Blessed Saviour-fairer than the children of men, yet Thyself the Son of Man-we worship Thee, and yet are not afraid to come near unto Thee: we fall down before Thee, yet we embrace Thee. This is one of the sections of Mark"s Gospel that has a chiastic structure (cf. Tagged: Bible-Gospel of Mark, Gospel of Mark, Kingdom of God, Mark 4:1-20, Parable of the Sower, Parables. The people are dismissed; but though early evening has come, He rests not, but bids the Twelve put out to sea, as He has work to do on the other side. They were but training. The sequence of this event is a little difficult to precisely place. The region (of ten cities east of the Jordan) of which this immediate district formed a part. Ere they are made to quit their hold, they are forced to tell their number, and while uttering a reluctant testimony to the glory of their destined Tormentor whom they see before them, they are constrained to avow that they have not a spark of sympathy with Him, and utter forth their dread of Him, as if the day of their final doom had come. Thank you, Lord, for another day; it is another opportunity to deepen my love and friendship with you. Mark 2:1-12 Jesus Heals The Paralyzed Man. Human liberty, which is one with law, in its highest state - "the perfect law of liberty" - this they hate, substituting for it a wild anarchy, that can submit to no rational control. The Gerasene Demoniac becomes a Soul Winner. Mark 5:20. ἤρξατο] a graphic delineation from the starting-point. Now viewing scripture range from the book of Mark chapter 5:1 through chapter 5:20... Mark Chapter 5. for how different a reason-now "clothed;" the frightful maniac, now "in his right mind," and in an attitude of mute admiration and gratitude and love, at his great Deliverer's feet! Drenched in vilest degradation, menaced and menacing, the victim in Mark 5:2-5 is possessed by abominable forces of such magnitude as to defy any cure. The men marvel, but He does not. 1 And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.. 2 And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,. Their faith as yet was but as a grain of mustard seed. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Mark 5:21-43 EXEGESIS: MARK 4-5. Mark 5 - And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. Commentary on Mark 5:1-20 (Read Mark 5:1-20) Some openly wilful sinners are like this madman. Cite Share Print ... Mar 5:20 - And he departed, ... Interlinear Bibles Cross-Refs Commentaries Dictionaries Misc 25 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. It feels its Maker's presence, it hears His voice, it bows instant submission! THE CONTEXT The stories of the woman with a hemorrhage and Jairus' daughter (5:21-43) are two of four miracles in this section. Read Mark 5:20 commentary using Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. The *scribes had seen all the good things that Jesus had done. Mark 5:20 NIV • Mark 5:20 NLT • Mark 5:20 ESV • Mark 5:20 NASB • Mark 5:20 KJV • Mark 5:20 Interlinear • Mark 5:20 Commentaries • Mark 5:20 Parallel Texts • Mark 5:20 Bible Apps • Mark 5:20 Parallel • Bible Hub What a picture of innocent humanity! The Gerasene demoniac, v1-20: i] Mark's account of Jesus' meeting with the demon-possessed man, v1-5. Mark 5:17, KJV: "And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts." (See on Mt 4:25). Compare Psalm 66:16. in Decapolis—so called, as being a region of ten cities. As for Him, the fatigues of the day have come upon Him; and having other occupation awaiting Him at Gadara, He has retired to the stern-end of the vessel, to give Himself up, during the passage across, to balmy sleep. (1-8) The description of the demon-possessed man. Human reason they cannot abide, because it is a light shining full upon their own darkness. The Word is God, but the Word has been made flesh and dwells, and will forever dwell, among us; and of Thy fullness have all we received, who have tasted that Thou art gracious, and grace for grace! 18 As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. Mark 3:1-6 Jesus Healing of The Man With The Witherd Hand. 18 And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him. And all men did marvel; at the power of Jesus, at the miracle wrought by him, and the benefit the man had received, who they all knew had been in so deplorable a condition. The man had been dwelling among the tombs, and no one could restrain him any longer, even with a chain. The released demons entered into a herd of pigs, which ran into the Sea of Galilee and drowned. His message was his own experience: how great things Jesus had done for him, which he understood to be the same as ‘how great things the Lord hath done for thee.’ Our Lord was not altogether unknown in this region, but His personal ministry did not extend further than this visit and another through the northern part of Decapolis (chap. Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. But the hour of deliverance has at length arrived. see thou to that!". It is a poor victim of demoniacal malignity. Until then we are as helpless captives of "the rulers of the darkness of this world, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience," as was this poor demoniac before Jesus came to him. 26 She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse. The demons beseeching Jesus without disguise. And went all through the Ten Towns. See on Matthew 4:25. Only, since demoniacal possession deprives its victims of their personal consciousness, rational considerations are not in the least instrumental to their deliverance, which must come by a sheer act of divine power, whereas the soul is rescued from the tyranny of Satan by the eyes of the understanding being divinely opened to see its wretched condition and descry the remedy, and the heart being drawn willingly to embrace it. For the same reason, human comfort, in any the least and lowest of its forms, they will never leave, if they can take it away. "The stilling of the storm and the healing of the demonized were manifestations of the absolute power inherent in Christ; the recovery of the woman and the raising of Jairus" daughter, evidence of the absolute efficacy of faith." 8:28–34; Luke 8:26–37 they came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gadarenes. What a spectacle is this! It vividly describes Jesus as the one in whom "the Most High God"s" sovereign rule was being established through the binding of the "strong man" ( Mark 3:27) who through Legion had so powerfully controlled a man that no one else could successfully bind with human fetters ( Mark 5:3-5)." [Note: Bailey, p76.]. The first was Jesus' calming of the storm (4:35-41), demonstrating Jesus' power over nature. This sermon explores how each had to take a different path to find Jesus’ healing touch. (3) Is it so? What a spectacle was that, on which the eye of all heaven might have rested with wonder-the wild creature, "driven of the devil into the wilderness," whom no man could tame, "sitting at the feet of Jesus;" the man who walked naked, and was not ashamed-like our first parents in Paradise, but, ah! Ye shall see greater things than these.' Why were they so fearful? Behold here the Prince of preachers. (Bible de Vence), And he departed, and began to publish - not only among his friends, to whom Jesus more immediately sent him, but "in Decapolis" - so called, as being a region of ten cities. One enjoyed the center of community life, the other lived on the margins. And he went away and began to proclaim in Decapolis what great things Jesus had done for him; and everyone was amazed. 10 Ð³Ð¾ÑÐ¾Ð´Ð¾Ð² Ð³ÑÐµÑÐµÑÐºÐ¾Ð³Ð¾ Ð²Ð»Ð¸ÑÐ½Ð¸Ñ (ÐÐ»Ð»Ð¸Ð½ÑÐºÐ¸Ñ ) Ð½Ð° Ð²Ð¾ÑÑÐ¾Ðº Ð¾Ñ ÑÐµÐºÐ¸ ÐÐ¾ÑÐ´Ð°Ð½ (ÑÐ¼. Human peace they cannot endure, because they have lost their own - "There is no peace to the wicked." The region (of ten cities east of the Jordan) of which this immediate district formed a part. In Decapolis. The demons beseeching Jesus through the manâs voice. "The healing of Jairus"s daughter shows that Jesus is the Lord of life, and the healing of the woman with the problem of persistent bleeding shows that He is the Lord of health. When he got out of the boat, at once a man from the tombs who had an unclean spirit met him. Nay (see Luke 13:2-3); but thus was it designed that on the theater of the body we should see affectingly exhibited what the powers of darkness are, when uncontrolled, and what men have to expect from them when once given into their hand! Will not awakened sinners dread this, and welcome Him while it is called Today? Cranfield, p182; Taylor, p289; and Hiebert, p125.] "The healing of Jairus"s daughter shows that Jesus is the Lord of life, and the healing of the woman with the problem of persistent bleeding shows that He is the Lord of health." That legion of spirits that were able to defy all the power of men to restrain and to tame their victim, behold them now crouching before one Man, who had never been in that region before, trembling as in the presence of their Judge, conscious that His word, whatever it be, must be law to them, and meekly petitioning, as servants of a master, to be allowed to enter a lower class of victims on letting go their long-secure prey! [Note: Cf. The case is one of unusual virulence and protracted suffering. Matthew 9:18-26; Luke 8:40-56). This sleeping and waking Man, it seems, is the Lord of nature. In this miracle, (Matthew 8:28-34; Mark 5:1-20; and Luke 8:26-39), Jesus Christ commands unclean spirits to come out of two men.Demons must obey Jesus even if people do not. I have stilled this tempest with a word: Doth that amaze you? [Note: J. McKee Adams, Biblical Backgrounds, pp150-160.]. Δεκαπόλει] See on Matthew 4:25. ἐποίησεν] aorist, like ἠλέησε. 'What aileth you?' 2 And when He had come out of the boat, immediately there met Him out of the tombs a man with an # Mark 1:23; 7:25; (Rev. Mark 3:13-19 But with all this-the malignity of their nature nothing abated-they ask permission, if they must quit the higher victim, to take possession of victims of another kind, thereby to gain the same end on even a larger scale and to more fatal purpose. Mark 5:20. Commentary on Mark 5:1-20 ... Mark’s identification of the Decapolis (5:20) specifies a federation of ten, equally profane Gentile cities (Pliny’s first-century C.E Natural History 5.16, 74). Mark 3:7-12 Crowds Come to See Jesus Performing Miracles. This launched a discussion about the ways in which the story in Mark 5:1-20 is not plausible. The strong man armed guardeth his palace, and his goods are in peace, until the Stronger than he doth come upon him and taketh from him all his armour, dividing his spoil (Luke 11:21-22). He has finished those glorious parables which He spoke from His beat to the multitudes that lined the shore. But they said that *Satan was giving him the power. 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. The occasion of this scene will appear presently. This region … And over the howlings and self-inflicted tortures of their maddened victims they sing the dance of death, saying to all their complaints and appeals for sympathy, with the chief priests to Judas, "What is that to us? view the PowerPoint. Mark 5:20 Context. They deprived him of the exercise of his rational powers; they so lashed his spirit that he could not suffer even a garment upon his body, but went naked, and could not endure the sight of living men and social comfort, but dwelt among the tombs, as if the sepulchral gloom had a mysterious congeniality with the wretchedness of his spirit; they allowed him not a moment's repose even there, because "always, night and day, he was in the mountains and in the tombs, crying" - his ceaseless misery venting itself in wild wailing cries; nay, so intolerable was his mental torture, that he "kept cutting himself with stones!" Share with your people what God has done for you. IV. Even so, the demons do not obey Christ's command immediately. Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament. Of the 27 books in the New Testament, we believe at least 13 were written by him. This shows Jesus' care for Gentiles. Demons, in frightful number, yet all marshalled obediently under one master-spirit, combine to inflict upon their victim all the evil he seems capable of suffering, in mind and in body. He wakens up at their call; and He who but a moment before was in profound unconsciousness, under the care of His Father, looks around Him and just gives the word of command, and the raging elements are hushed into an immediate calm. 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.". read the sermon. [Note: Edersheim, 1:616.]. See on Matthew 4:25. Mark 2:13-17 Jesus Chooses Matthew as a Disciple. It is a deadly struggle between Heaven and Hell for the possession of man. However all three synoptic evangelists recorded the events in the same order, so perhaps they occurred in this sequence. or - "with Christ in the vessel" - could they? III. (See the note at Matthew 4:25. 19 Jesus did not let him, but said, “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” 20 So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis # 5:20 That is, the Ten Cities how much Jesus had done for him. How was it that they had no faith? Mark 6: 30-34. ou have pity on me in my weakness because you became weak for love of me. 1 Then # Matt. 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.". Thus are we in our deliverance from the power of Satan and of sin, sweetly voluntary, while the deliverance itself is as truly divine as when Jesus uttered His majestic "Go" to the demons of darkness and the demoniac was freed. Mark 5:17, ESV: "And they began to beg Jesus to depart from their region." Mark 5:20. One other feature of the evil, thus diabolically inflicted, is very significant - "No man could tame him; for he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces!" So deep is that sleep, that neither howling winds nor dashing waves break in upon it; and in this profound repose the disciples find Him, when in their extremity they come to Him for help. how great things Jesus had done for him: only instead of saying the Lord had done them, for him, he attributed them to Jesus, who: is Lord and God; and by that miracle, as by many others, gave full proof of his deity, as well, as Messiahship. This account of a double miracle further revealed Jesus" identity to His disciples. Mark 5:14–20 details the aftermath of Jesus freeing a possessed man from a legion of demons. Here is a great difficulty in the eyes of some; but it is a difficulty founded on prior disbelief of demon-possession and the power of the incarnate God in Christ. It also provides a model of how disciples can express their gratitude to God for His saving work in their lives. 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. (20) Decapolis.âOn the import of the name and the extent of the district so called, see Note on Matthew 4:25. “The sea” is … The Decapolis was a league of10 Greek cities all but one of which stood on the east side of the lake. Mark 5:1-20. ), How great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel. But He shall do a thing now that will help it forward. (5) As Christ took those wretched Gadarenes at their word, when they besought Him to depart out of their coasts, so it is to be feared He still does to not a few who, when He comes to them in mercy, bid Him away. Also found in Matthew 12:46-50 and Mark 3:31-35 (see notes). That was good as far as it went, but it should have led them to seek Jesus out. The man, however, wants to follow. 24 So Jesus went with him. People marveled at the man"s testimony. "Furthermore, in the flow of Mark"s narrative, this story must be read against the backdrop of the dispute between Jesus and the scribes over his exorcisms in Mark 3:22-27. Why did they disturb Him? Decapolis, a territory on the eastern borders of the sea of Tiberias, and is so called, from ten principal towns that compose it. And now suppose ye that this man was a sinner above all sinners, because he suffered such things? 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