Matthew 9:18-26

Jesus causes a dead girl to become alive again

18 While Jesus was saying these things to the people, a leader at the Jewish meeting place came to him. The man went down on his knees in front of Jesus and said to him, ‘My daughter has just died. Come to my house. Put your hand on her and then she will live again.’ 19 So Jesus went with the man. His disciples also went with them.

20 There was a sick woman in the crowd. She had been losing blood for 12 years. She came close behind Jesus and she touched the edge of his coat. 21 The woman thought, ‘Even if I only touch his coat, I will become well again.’

22 Jesus turned round and he saw the woman. He said to her, ‘Young woman, do not be afraid. You are now well again because you believed in me.’ And immediately the woman became well again.

23 Then Jesus arrived at the Jewish leader's house. Some people there were making sad music and the crowd was making a loud noise.

9:23Jewish people made music in the house after somebody had died. They also made music while people buried that person.

24 When Jesus saw this, he said to everybody in the house, ‘Go outside. This girl is not dead. She is only sleeping.’ The people laughed at Jesus when he said that. 25 The family sent all the people out of the house. Jesus went inside and he held the girl's hand. Immediately she stood up. 26 People in all that part of the country heard about what had happened.