They push off, accordingly, for the eastern side; but have not gone very far when one of those storms to which the lake is subject, but of more than usual violence, arises; and the fishermen, who knew well the element they were on, expecting that their little wherry would upset and send them to the bottom, hasten to their Master. In Pella, a city of Decapolis, the Christians found refuge at the destruction of Jerusalem. The Setting (5:1) In the third chapter of Mark’s Gospel, our Lord’s miraculous works were attributed by His opponents to the power of Satan (verse 22). 17 And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts. (See on Mt 4:25). 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! Read Mark 5:20 commentary using Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. A The appeal of Jairus for his daughter Mark 5:21-24, B The healing of the woman with the hemorrhage Mark 5:25-34, A" The raising of Jairus" daughter to life Mark 5:35-43. From the point of view of people who are intimately familiar with pigs, aspects of the story and reactions of the characters seem illogical. Mark 3:13-19 He is walking among His own works, and in commanding them He is breathing His proper element. Verses 1–20 We have here an instance of Christ’s dispossessing the strong man armed, and disposing of him as he pleased, to make it appear that he was stronger than he. Mark 5:17, NASB: "And they began to implore Him to leave their region." 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. Now viewing scripture range from the book of Mark chapter 5:1 through chapter 5:20... Mark Chapter 5. It was a confederacy going back to Alexander the Great. 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. See on Matthew 4:25. Decapolis; or the land of the ten cities; a country lying east of the river Jordan, but including also Scythopolis and its territory on the western side. (Mark 5:1-20) Bible-believing Christians have always accepted the … [Note: Guelich, p289. Mark 5:20). Mark 5:1 - 5:20. The restored manâs beseeching to abide with Christ. The *scribes had seen all the good things that Jesus had done. Human peace they cannot endure, because they have lost their own - "There is no peace to the wicked." Thank you, Lord, for another day; it is another opportunity to deepen my love and friendship with you. Mark 3:1-6 Jesus Healing of The Man With The Witherd Hand. 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. 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. (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. 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. Commentary on Mark 5:1-20 (Read Mark 5:1-20) Some openly wilful sinners are like this madman. Was it possible that He should perish? Mark 5:20. : he took a wide range; implying probably that he was known throughout the ten cities as the famous madman of Gerasa. The region (of ten cities east of the Jordan) of which this immediate district formed a part. view the PowerPoint. Why did they disturb Him? They object, unwilling to abandon their victims. 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. The case is one of unusual virulence and protracted suffering. 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. Luke places it in his account just prior to the storm incident (see below), but it is not tied to that incident in time frame inasmuch as Luke 8:22 … None should be afraid or ashamed to acknowledge their indebtedness to Jesus Christ, and at proper times, to make known what he hath done for them, that he may be honored, and that others may apply to him for help. 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. 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!" "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. [Note: Cf. 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. Mark 3:7-12 Crowds Come to See Jesus Performing Miracles. (2) Observe the complicated evil which the powers of darkness inflicted on their victim. Mark 3:22-30; Mark 6:14-29; Mark 11:15-19). Mark 5:20. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. 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. The occasion of this scene will appear presently. Ð¿Ð¾ÑÑÐ½ÐµÐ½Ð¸Ðµ Ðº ÐÑ.4:25). 1. Thank you for your loving presence within me. 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. read the sermon. Apparently he did this well (cf. "And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes." Some commentators believed that Mark did not follow a chronological order of events but rearranged them to make his theological points. The Gerasene demoniac, v1-20: i] Mark's account of Jesus' meeting with the demon-possessed man, v1-5. The first one to preach Christ in that area, could testify to his power. About one half. Cranfield, p182; Taylor, p289; and Hiebert, p125. And now they are at the eastern side. Mark 5:20. The man had been dwelling among the tombs, and no one could restrain him any longer, even with a chain. 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! Matthew 9:18-26; Luke 8:40-56). Mark 7:31). However all three synoptic evangelists recorded the events in the same order, so perhaps they occurred in this sequence. 25 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. But the hour of deliverance has at length arrived. It also provides a model of how disciples can express their gratitude to God for His saving work in their lives. One of these towns was Gergesa. On the other hand, in Mark 5:19, πεποίηκε, which is conceived of from the point of time of the speaker, at which the fact subsists completed and continuing in its effects. Cranfield, p182; Taylor, p289; and Hiebert, p125.] A large crowd followed and pressed around him. 10 Ð³Ð¾ÑÐ¾Ð´Ð¾Ð² Ð³ÑÐµÑÐµÑÐºÐ¾Ð³Ð¾ Ð²Ð»Ð¸ÑÐ½Ð¸Ñ (ÐÐ»Ð»Ð¸Ð½ÑÐºÐ¸Ñ ) Ð½Ð° Ð²Ð¾ÑÑÐ¾Ðº Ð¾Ñ ÑÐµÐºÐ¸ ÐÐ¾ÑÐ´Ð°Ð½ (ÑÐ¼. I have stilled this tempest with a word: Doth that amaze you? ", "translated into the Kingdom of God's dear Son", John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Missionaries, All Christians Should Be as. Perhaps some of them did. 'What aileth you?' There they confront a demon-possessed man who lives in caves nearby, caves that once served as tombs. Mark 5:20 Why were they so fearful? 4 For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. It is a deadly struggle between Heaven and Hell for the possession of man. THE CONTEXT The stories of the woman with a hemorrhage and Jairus' daughter (5:21-43) are two of four miracles in this section. He said that ‘they call evil things good, and they call good things evil’ (Isaiah 5:20). In response, the local villagers beg Jesus to leave, and Jesus obliges. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. The commands of the law are as chains and fetters, to restrain sinners from their wicked courses; but they break those bands in sunder; and it is an evidence of the power of the devil in them. 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 2:23-28 Jesus Plucks Grain on The Sabbath. 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. The authority of Jesus in the life of the Gadarene demoniac. This shows Jesus' care for Gentiles. "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." And now suppose ye that this man was a sinner above all sinners, because he suffered such things? He has finished those glorious parables which He spoke from His beat to the multitudes that lined the shore. Then their instant obedience, the perfect liberation of the poor demoniac, and the rage and rout with which they rushed upon the creatures they had selected to destroy-all at the word of this Man, newly arrived on the shores of Gadara! He exclaims, with sublime placidity amidst their perturbation: 'Have I been so long time with you, and yet ye have not known Me? It is not only marvellous to the persons themselves, for whom great things are done by the Lord; but it is amazing to others, to angels and men, when it is considered who they are, on whose account they are wrought; great sinners, very unworthy of such high favours, yea, deserving of the wrath of God, and of eternal damnation; and likewise, who it is that has done these things for them, the Lord of heaven and earth; he against whom they have sinned, and is able both to save, and to destroy; he who is the great God, is their Saviour; to which may be added, the consequence of these things, they issue in everlasting glory and happiness. 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. 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