5:23. And he besought him much, saying: My daughter is at the point of death, come, lay thy hand upon her, that she may be safe, and may live.
5:24. And he went with him, and a great multitude followed him, and they thronged him.
5:25. And a woman who was under an issue of blood twelve years,
5:26. And had suffered many things from many physicians; and had spent all that she had, and was nothing the better, but rather worse,
5:27. When she had heard of Jesus, came in the crowd behind him, and touched his garment.
5:28. For she said: If I shall touch but his garment, I shall be whole.
5:29. And forthwith the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the evil.
5:30. And immediately Jesus knowing in himself the virtue that had proceeded from him, turning to the multitude, said: Who hath touched my garments?
5:31. And his disciples said to him: Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou who hath touched me?
5:32. And he looked about to see her who had done this.
5:33. But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
5:34. And he said to her: Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole: go in peace, and be thou whole of thy disease.
5:35. While he was yet speaking, some come from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying: Thy daughter is dead: why dost thou trouble the master any further?
5:36. But Jesus having heard the word that was spoken, saith to the ruler of the synagogue: Fear not, only believe.
5:37. And he admitted not any man to follow him, but Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.
5:38. And they cone to the house of the ruler of the synagogue; and he seeth a tumult, and people weeping and wailing much.
5:39. And going in, he saith to them Why make you this ado, and weep?
the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.
5:40. And they laughed him to scorn. But he having put them all out, taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.
5:41. And taking the damsel by the hand, he saith to her: Talitha cumi, which is, being interpreted: Damsel (I say to thee) arise.
5:42. And immediately the damsel rose up, and walked: and she was twelve years old: and they were astonished with a great astonishment.
5:43. And he charged them strictly that no man should know it: and commanded that something should be given her to eat.
Mark Chapter 6
Christ teaches at Nazareth: he sends forth the twelve apostles: he feeds five thousand with five loaves; and walks upon the sea.
6:1. And going out from thence, he went into his own country; and his disciples followed him.
6:2. And when the Sabbath was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were in admiration at his doctrine, saying: How came this man by all these things? and what wisdom is this that is given to him, and such mighty works as are wrought by his hands?
6:3. Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joseph, and Jude, and Simon? are not also his sisters here with us?
And they were scandalized in regard of him.
6:4. And Jesus said to them: A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and in his own house, and among his own kindred.
6:5. And he could not do any miracles there, only that he cured a few that were sick, laying his hands upon them.
He could not... Not for want of power, but because he would not work miracles in favour of obstinate and incredulous people, who were unworthy of such favours.
6:6. And he wondered because of their unbelief, and he went through the villages round about teaching.
6:7. And he called the twelve; and began to send them two and two, and gave them power over unclean spirits.
6:8. And he commanded them that they should take nothing for the way, but a staff only; no scrip, no bread, nor money in their purse,
6:9. But to be shod with sandals, and that they should not put on two coats.
6:10. And he said to them: Wheresoever you shall enter into an house, there abide till you depart from that place.
6:11. And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you; going forth from thence, shake off the dust from your feet for a testimony to them.
6:12. And going forth they preached men should do penance:
6:13. And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.
6:14. And king Herod heard, (for his name was made manifest,) and he said: John the Baptist is risen again from dead, and therefore mighty works shew forth themselves in him.
6:15. And others said: It is Elias. But others said: It is a prophet, as one of the prophets.
6:16. Which Herod hearing, said: John whom I beheaded, he is risen again from the dead.
6:17. For Herod himself had sent and apprehended John, and bound him prison for the sake of Herodias the wife of Philip his brother, because he had married her.
6:18. For John said to Herod: It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife.
6:19. Now Herodias laid snares for him: and was desirous to put him to death and could not.
6:20. For Herod feared John, knowing him to be a just and holy man: and kept him, and when he heard him, did many things: and he heard him willingly.
And kept him... That is, from the designs of Herodias; and for fear of the people, would not put him to death, though she sought it; and through her daughter she effected her wish.
6:21. And when a convenient day was come, Herod made a supper for his birthday, for the princes, and tribunes, and chief men of Galilee.
6:22. And when the daughter of the same Herodias had come in, and had danced, and pleased Herod, and them that were at table with him, the king said to the damsel: Ask of me what thou wilt, and I will give it thee.
6:23. And he swore to her: Whatsoever thou shalt ask I will give thee, though it be the half of my kingdom.
6:24. Who when she was gone out, said to her mother, What shall I ask?
But her mother said: The head of John the Baptist.