While he yet spake,
from the ruler of the synagogue’s house
certain which said,
Thy daughter is dead:
why troublest thou the Master any further?
While He was still speaking, there came some from the ruler 's house, who said [to Jairus], Your daughter has died. Why bother and distress the Teacher any further? [AMP] While he was still speaking, there came from the ruler's house some who said, "Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?" [ESV] While he was still talking, some people came from the leader's house and told him, "Your daughter is dead. Why bother the Teacher any more?" [MSB] While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further? [KJV] While Jesus was still speaking, some men came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue ruler. "Your daughter is dead," they said. "Why bother the teacher any more?" [NIV] While he was still speaking to her, messengers arrived from Jairus's home with the message, "Your daughter is dead. There's no use troubling the Teacher now." [NLT] While He was still speaking, some came from the ruler of the synagogue's house who said, "Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?" [NKJV]
Some further information:
Diseases and death came into the world by the sin and disobedience of the first Adam; but by the grace of the second Adam both are conquered.
The Christ, Who had in the beginning of this chapter triumphed over an outrageous devil, and just had healed an incurable disease, now goes on to triumph over death.
While he yet spake
While Jesus was still speaking to the healed woman, Jairus received the bad news that his daughter has died.
Ruler of the synagogue
One of the rulers of the synagogue (probably of the synagogue of Capernaum).
One of the elders and presiding officers, who convened the assembly, preserved order, invited readers and speakers. His name was Jairus ( Mark 5:22; Luke 8:41 ).
Matthew, Mark, and Luke all give this account.
From them we learn that the girl was twelve years old.
(Compare Mark 5:21-43 Luke 8:41-56) .
Matthew, Mark, and Luke all give this account.
From them we learn that she was dying when the ruler started, and that she was dead when he spoke to Jesus. (Compare Mark 5:21-43 Luke 8:41-56 Luke 8:41-56) .
Jairus received the bad news that his daughter has died, and therefore, if Christ was like all the other physicians, He comes too late.
While there is life, there is hope, and room for the use of means; but when life is gone, it is too late.
Why troublest thou the Master (the Teacher) any further?
Ordinarily, the proper thought in this case, is, “The matter is determined, the will of God is done, and I submit; The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away.
2 Samuel 12:22-23
²²While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, ‘Who knows, the Lord may be gracious to me, that the child may live.’ ²³But now he has died; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me.”
With such words we should quiet ourselves at such a time, that our souls may be as a child that is weaned from his mother: but here the case was extraordinary; the death of the child does not, as usually, put an end to the narrative.
Now let us reflect on this
Your daughter has died, why are you still bothering the master? Was the terrible message Jairus received.
Jairus had been so happy that Jesus went with him.
There was still hope that his daughter would be spared. But then that delay came: a woman sought healing from Jesus. The delay lasted and lasted … It actually took Jairus way too long. He began to fear that this might make Jesus to come too late.
And that fear comes true. Some people from the circle of Jairus’ friends come to tell him that his daughter has now died. It is therefore no longer necessary to bother Jesus. That is terrible news for Jairus.
You can imagine that all ground sank under Jairus’ feet. What a terrible message!
Imagine that something like that happens to you! You don’t want to think about that, right? Your daughter died! Your only darling. People who experience something like this see their world collapse. Death is so irrevocable!
Do you see that death does not miss anyone?
He also takes children out of this life.
That girl was only twelve years old.
But death did not pay attention to that.
Isn’t this a serious warning for us?
Does this not again make it abundantly clear that in the end only one thing is needed?
We must be prepared!
And we are only prepared when we are hidden behind the blood of the Lord Jesus.
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