And he looked round about
to see her that had done this thing.
Still He kept looking around to see her who had done it. [AMP] And he looked around to see who had done it. [ESV] But he went on asking, looking around to see who had done it. [MSB] And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing. [KJV] But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it. [NIV] But he kept on looking around to see who had done it. [NLT] And He looked around to see her who had done this thing. [NKJV]
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And he looked round about to see her that had done this
Not for the purpose of summoning forth a culprit, but, as we shall presently see, to obtain from the healed one a testimony to what He had done for her.
Now let us reflect on this
Jesus asked the question who had touched Him.
That question arouses wonder among the disciples.
How can the Master ask you that?
People are touching Jesus from all sides, now that He is in the midst of such a great crowd.
But when they show their wonder at Jesus’ question, Jesus does not answer a word. He knows very well why He asked that question. He scrutinizes the crowd, knowing who He is looking for.
The text says He looks around to see her.
It is about her.
About that one woman who very consciously reached out to touch Him. She did that quietly and now she perhaps thinks that she might be able to leave quietly. But Jesus prevents that.
Why does He do that?
That is His mercy. Now she is happy with her healing.
But soon she will start wondering if she got it honestly.
She didn’t even ask for it …
And how difficult it will be for her.
Jesus wants to prevent that.
Hence that question.
Hence that looking around.
To see her!
Is Jesus also looking around like that, to see you?
Because you touched Him too?
Or are you still living without Him?
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