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katapi HOME The Ruler's Daughter and the Woman who Touched Jesus' Garment: Mt.9.18-26  (Mk.5.21-43  Lk.8.40-56    ) | NEB Index | notes
Matthew: 9
18 EVEN AS HE SPOKE, there came a president of the synagogue, who bowed low before him and said, 'My daughter has just died; but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live.' 19 Jesus rose and went with him, and so did his disciples.
20 Then a woman who had suffered from haemorrhages for twelve years came up from behind, and touched the edge of his cloak; 21 for she said to herself, 'If I can only touch his cloak, I shall be cured.' 22 But Jesus turned and saw her, and said, 'My daughter, your faith has cured you.' And from that moment she recovered.
23 When Jesus arrived at the president's house and saw the flute-players and the general commotion, 24 he said, 'Be off! The girl is not dead: she is asleep'; but they only laughed at him. 25 But, when everyone had been turned out, he went into the room and took the girl by the hand, and she got up.
26 This story became the talk of all the country round.
Mark: 5
21 As soon as Jesus had returned by boat to the other shore, a great crowd once more gathered round him. 22 While he was by the lake-side, the president of one of the synagogues came up, Jairus by name, and, when he saw him, threw himself down at his feet 23 and pleaded with him. 'My little daughter', he said, 'is at death's door. 24 I beg you to come and lay your hands on her to cure her and save her life.' So Jesus went with him, accompanied by a great crowd which pressed upon him.
25 Among them was a woman who had suffered from haemorrhages for twelve years; 26 and in spite of long treatment by doctors, on which she had spent all she had, there had been no improvement; on the contrary, she had grown worse. 27 She had heard what people were saying about Jesus, so she came up from behind in the crowd and touched his cloak; 28 for she said to herself, 'If I touch even his clothes, I shall be cured.' 29 And there and then the source of her haemorrhages dried up and she knew in herself that she was cured of her trouble. 30 At the same time Jesus, aware that power had gone out of him, turned round in the crowd and asked, 'Who touched my clothes?' 31 His disciples said to him, 'You see the crowd pressing upon you and yet you ask, "Who touched me?" ' 32 Meanwhile he was looking round to see who had done it. 33 And the woman, trembling with fear when she grasped what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and told him the whole truth. 34 He said to her, 'My daughter, your faith has cured you. Go in peace, free for ever from this trouble.'
35 While he was still speaking, a message came from the president's house, 'Your daughter is dead; why trouble the Rabbi further?' 36 But Jesus, overhearing the message as it was delivered, said to the president of the synagogue, 'Do not be afraid; only have faith.' 37 After this he allowed no one to accompany him except Peter and James and James's brother John. 38 They came to the president's house, where he found a great commotion, with loud crying and wailing. 39 So he went in and said to them, 'Why this crying and commotion? The child is not dead: she is asleep.' 40 But they only laughed at him. After turning all the others out, he took the child's father and mother and his own companions and went in where the child was lying. 41 Then, taking hold of her hand, he said to her, 'Talitha cum', which means, 'Get up, my child.' 42 Immediately the girl got up and walked about-she was twelve years old. At that they were beside themselves with amazement. 43 He gave them strict orders to let no one hear about it, and told them to give her something to eat.
Luke: 8
40 When Jesus returned, the people welcomed him, for they were all expecting him. 41 Then a man appeared - Jairus was his name and he was president of the synagogue. Throwing himself down at Jesus's feet he begged him to come to his house, 42 because he had an only daughter, about twelve years old, who was dying. And while Jesus was on his way he could hardly breathe for the crowds.
43 Among them was a woman who had suffered from haemorrhages for twelve years; and nobody had been able to cure her. 44 She came up from behind and touched the edge of his cloak, and at once her haemorrhage stopped. 45 Jesus said, 'Who was it that touched me?' All disclaimed it, and Peter and his companions said, 'Master, the crowds are hemming you in and pressing upon you!' 46 But Jesus said, 'Someone did touch me, for I felt that power had gone out from me.' 47 Then the woman, seeing that she was detected, came trembling and fell at his feet. Before all the people she explained why she had touched him and how she had been instantly cured. 48 He said to her, 'My daughter, your faith has cured you. Go in peace.'
49 While he was still speaking, a man came from the president's house with the message, 'Your daughter is dead; trouble the Rabbi no further.' 50 But Jesus heard, and interposed. 'Do not be afraid,' he said; 'only show faith and she will be well again.' 51 On arrival at the house he allowed no one to go in with him except Peter, John, and James, and the child's father and mother. 52 And all were weeping and lamenting for her. He said, 'Weep no more; she is not dead: she is asleep.' 53 But they only laughed at him, well knowing that she was dead. 54 But Jesus took hold of her hand and called her: 'Get up, my child.' 55 Her spirit returned, she stood up immediately, and he told them to give her something to eat. 56 Her parents were astounded; but he forbade them to tell anyone what had happened.

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