40Now when Jesus returned, the crowd welcomed him, for they were all waiting for him. 41Just then there came a man named Jairus, a leader of the synagogue. He fell at Jesus feet and begged him to come to his house, 42for he had an only daughter, about twelve years old, who was dying. As he went, the crowds pressed in on him. 43Now there was a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years; and though she had spent all she had on physicians, no one could cure her. 44She came up behind him and touched the fringe of his clothes, and immediately her hemorrhage stopped. 45Then Jesus asked, Who touched me? When all denied it, Peter said, Master, the crowds surround you and press in on you. 46But Jesus said, Someone touched me; for I noticed that power had gone out from me. 47When the woman saw that she could not remain hidden, she came trembling; and falling down before him, she declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched him, and how she had been immediately healed. 48He said to her, Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace. 49While he was still speaking, someone came from the leaders house to say, Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the teacher any longer. 50When Jesus heard this, he replied, Do not fear. Only believe, and she will be saved. 51When he came to the house, he did not allow anyone to enter with him, except Peter, John, and James, and the childs father and mother. 52They were all weeping and wailing for her; but he said, Do not weep; for she is not dead but sleeping. 53And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. 54But he took her by the hand and called out, Child, get up! 55Her spirit returned, and she got up at once. Then he directed them to give her something to eat. 56Her parents were astounded; but he ordered them to tell no one what had happened.
The New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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