Jairus’s daughter

The Life of Jesus Christ - Chapter 5 - Jesus tells people the good news and cures people in *Galilee - Part 5

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Luke 8:40-56

The boat returned to Capernaum. An enormous crowd waited there for Jesus. They crowded round him so much that it was dangerous. Jairus was a leader of the *Synagogue there. He asked Jesus to come to his home. His daughter, who was 12 years old, was very ill. Jairus wanted Jesus to cure her. There was such a big crowd that they could not walk quickly to the house.

Then something happened that stopped them. A woman was there. She had been ill for a very long time. She wanted to touch Jesus’ clothes. She believed that this would cure her illness. She managed to get near Jesus. Then, she touched him. God rewarded her trust and cured her. Jesus immediately knew about it. He asked who had touched him. The *disciples were very surprised by his question. There was a great crowd of people all round him. But this woman came and spoke to Jesus. Jesus praised her for her belief. He told her that she could leave. God had cured her.

While Jesus was speaking to the woman, Jairus received some terrible news. His daughter was dead. Jesus then said to Jairus:

Luke 8:50 “Do not be afraid. Believe; only believe. She will be well.”

When Jesus arrived at the house, many people were there. It was a Jewish tradition that many people visited the family after a death. They cried out loudly. Jesus told them that the girl was merely asleep. They laughed at him.

Jesus allowed only Peter, John and James to enter the house with him. Jesus also allowed the girl’s parents to join them. Jesus took the girl by the hand and spoke to her. He said, ‘My child, get up!’ At once, the girl stood up. Jesus ordered them not to tell anyone about this *miracle. However, everybody heard about it.


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