5 ＂A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path and was trampled, and the birds of the sky ate it up.
7 Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew with it and choked it.
10 He answered, ＂Knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of God has been granted to you; but to the rest, they are made known through parables so that ‘they may look but not see, and hear but not understand.'
11 4 ＂This is the meaning of the parable. The seed is the word of God.
14 As for the seed that fell among thorns, they are the ones who have heard, but as they go along, they are choked by the anxieties and riches and pleasures of life, and they fail to produce mature fruit.
19 Then his mother and his brothers 6 came to him but were unable to join him because of the crowd.
21 He said to them in reply, ＂My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and act on it.＂ 7
22 8 One day he got into a boat with his disciples and said to them, ＂Let us cross to the other side of the lake.＂ So they set sail,
24 They came and woke him saying, ＂Master, master, we are perishing!＂ He awakened, rebuked the wind and the waves, and they subsided and there was a calm.
25 Then he asked them, ＂Where is your faith?＂ But they were filled with awe and amazed and said to one another, ＂Who then is this, who commands even the winds and the sea, and they obey him?＂
26 Then they sailed to the territory of the Gerasenes, 9 which is opposite
29 For he had ordered the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (It had taken hold of him many times, and he used to be bound with chains and shackles as a restraint, but he would break his bonds and be driven by the demon into deserted places.)
31 And they pleaded with him not to order them to depart to the abyss. 11
35 People came out to see what had happened and, when they approached Jesus, they discovered the man from whom the demons had come out sitting at his feet. 12 He was clothed and in his right mind, and they were seized with fear.
37 The entire population of the region of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them because they were seized with great fear. So he got into a boat and returned.
42 because he had an only daughter, 14 about twelve years old, and she was dying. As he went, the crowds almost crushed him.
43 And a woman afflicted with hemorrhages for twelve years, 15 who (had spent her whole livelihood on doctors and) was unable to be cured by anyone,
47 When the woman realized that she had not escaped notice, she came forward trembling. Falling down before him, she explained in the presence of all the people why she had touched him and how she had been healed immediately.
49 While he was still speaking, someone from the synagogue official's house arrived and said, ＂Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the teacher any longer.＂
52 16 All were weeping and mourning for her, when he said, ＂Do not weep any longer, for she is not dead, but sleeping.＂
1 [1-3] Luke presents Jesus as an itinerant preacher traveling in the company of the Twelve and of the Galilean women who are sustaining them out of their means. These Galilean women will later accompany Jesus on his journey to
2 [4-21] The focus in this section is on how one should hear the word of God and act on it. It includes the parable of the sower and its explanation (Luke 8:4-15), a collection of sayings on how one should act on the word that is heard (Luke 8:16-18), and the identification of the mother and brothers of Jesus as the ones who hear the word and act on it (Luke 8:19-21). See also the notes on Matthew 13:1-53 and Mark 4:1-34.
5 [16-18] These sayings continue the theme of responding to the word of God. Those who hear the word must become a light to others (Luke 8:16); even the mysteries of the kingdom that have been made known to the disciples (Luke 8:9-10) must come to light (Luke 8:17); a generous and persevering response to the word of God leads to a still more perfect response to the word.
7  The family of Jesus is not constituted by physical relationship with him but by obedience to the word of God. In this, Luke agrees with the Marcan parallel (Mark 3:31-35), although by omitting Mark 3:33 and especially Mark 3:20-21 Luke has softened the Marcan picture of Jesus' natural family. Probably he did this because Mary has already been presented in Luke 1:38 as the obedient handmaid of the Lord who fulfills the requirement for belonging to the eschatological family of Jesus; cf also Luke 11:27-28.
8 [22-56] This section records four miracles of Jesus that manifest his power and authority: (1) the calming of a storm on the lake (Luke 8:22-25); (2) the exorcism of a demoniac (Luke 8:26-39); (3) the cure of a hemorrhaging woman (Luke 8:40-48); (4) the raising of Jairus's daughter to life (49-56). They parallel the same sequence of stories at Mark 4:35-5:43.
9  Gerasenes: other manuscripts read Gadarenes or Gergesenes. See also the note on Matthew 8:28. Opposite
10  What is your name?: the question reflects the popular belief that knowledge of the spirit's name brought control over the spirit. Legion: to Jesus' question the demon replies with a Latin word transliterated into Greek. The Roman legion at this period consisted of 5,000 to 6,000 foot soldiers; hence the name implies a very large number of demons.
13 [40-56] Two interwoven miracle stories, one a healing and the other a resuscitation, present Jesus as master over sickness and death. In the Lucan account, faith in Jesus is responsible for the cure (Luke 8:48) and for the raising to life (Luke 8:50).