21 When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other
side, a great crowd gathered round him; and he was by the lake.
22 Then one of
the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw
him, fell at his feet
23 and begged
him repeatedly, ‘My little daughter is at the point of death.
Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well, and
24 So he went
25 Now there was
a woman who had been suffering from haemorrhages for twelve years.
26 She had endured
much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had; and
she was no better, but rather grew worse.
27 She had heard
about Jesus, and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his
28 for she said,
‘If I but touch his clothes, I will be made well.’
her haemorrhage stopped; and she felt in her body that she was healed
of her disease.
aware that power had gone forth from him, Jesus turned about in
the crowd and said, ‘Who touched my clothes?’
31 And his disciples
said to him, ‘You see the crowd pressing in on you; how can
you say, “Who touched me?” ’
32 He looked all
round to see who had done it.
33 But the woman,
knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling, fell
down before him, and told him the whole truth.
34 He said to
her, ‘Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace,
and be healed of your disease.’
35 While he was
still speaking, some people came from the leader’s house to
say, ‘Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the teacher any further?’
36 But overhearing
what they said, Jesus said to the leader of the synagogue, ‘Do
not fear, only believe.’
37 He allowed
no one to follow him except Peter, James, and John, the brother
38 When they came
to the house of the leader of the synagogue, he saw a commotion,
people weeping and wailing loudly.
39 When he had
entered, he said to them, ‘Why do you make a commotion and
weep? The child is not dead but sleeping.’
40 And they laughed
at him. Then he put them all outside, and took the child’s
father and mother and those who were with him, and went in where
the child was.
41 He took her
by the hand and said to her, ‘Talitha cum’, which means,
‘Little girl, get up!’
42 And immediately
the girl got up and began to walk about (she was twelve years of
age). At this they were overcome with amazement.
43 He strictly
ordered them that no one should know this, and told them to give
her something to eat.