The Rabbi and his talmidim traveled to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadryim.  When he got out of the boat, immediately a man from the tombs with a impure spirit met him.  The man dwelt among the tombs and no one was able to bind him anymore, even with a chain; because he had often been bound with shackles and chains, and the chains had been torn apart by him and the shackles broken in pieces, and no one was strong enough to subdue him. Constantly, night and day, he was screaming among the tombs and in the mountains, and gashing himself with stones.

Seeing the Rabbi from a distance, he ran up and bowed down before him; and shouting with a loud voice, he said, "What business do we have with each other, Yeshua, son of the Most High G-d? I implore you by G-d, do not torment me!" For the Rabbi had been saying to him, "Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!"

And the Rabbi was asking him, "What is your name?" And he said to him, "My name is Legion; for we are many." And he began to implore the Rabbi earnestly not to send them out of the country.

Now there was a large herd of swine feeding nearby on the mountain. The demons implored him, saying, "Send us into the swine so that we may enter them." The Rabbi gave them permission. And coming out, the unclean spirits entered the swine; and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea, about two thousand of them; and they were drowned in the sea.

Their herdsmen ran away and reported it in the city and in the country. And the people came to see what it was that had happened.

They came to the Rabbi and observed the man who had been afflicted by demons sitting down, clothed and in his right mind, the very man who had had the "legion"; and they became frightened.  Those who had seen it described to them how it had happened to the man who had been gripped by demons, and all about the swine.  And they began to implore the Rabbi to leave their region.

As the Rabbi was getting into the boat, the man who had been gripped by demons was imploring the Rabbi that he might accompany him. The Rabbi did not let him, but he said to him, "Go home to your people and report to them what great things Hashem [G-d] has done for you, and how He had mercy on you."

And he went away and began to proclaim in the Ten Cities what great things the Rabbi had done for him; and everyone was amazed.


-- This is the life of The Rabbi. --