Jesus Restores a Demon-Possessed Man1They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes. Some manuscripts Gadarenes; other manuscripts Gergesenes2When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him. 3This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain. 4For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him.
5Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.