²¹When Jesus had crossed over again in the boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around Him; and so He stayed by the seashore.
²²One of the synagogue officials named Jairus came up, and on seeing Him, fell at His feet ²³and implored Him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death; please come and lay Your hands on her, so that she will get well and live.”
²⁴And He went off with him; and a large crowd was following Him and pressing in on Him.
²⁵A woman who had had a hemorrhage for twelve years, ²⁶and had endured much at the hands of many physicians, and had spent all that she had and was not helped at all, but rather had grown worse ²⁷after hearing about Jesus, she came up in the crowd behind Him and touched His cloak.
²⁸For she thought, “If I just touch His garments, I will get well.”
²⁹Immediately the flow of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction.
³⁰Immediately Jesus, perceiving in Himself that the power proceeding from Him had gone forth, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My garments?”
³¹And His disciples said to Him, “You see the crowd pressing in on You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?'”
³²And He looked around to see the woman who had done this.
³³But the woman fearing and trembling, aware of what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth.
³⁴And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your affliction.”
³⁵While He was still speaking, they came from the house of the synagogue official, saying, “Your daughter has died; why trouble the Teacher anymore?”
³⁶But Jesus, overhearing what was being spoken, said to the synagogue official, “Do not be afraid any longer, only believe.”
³⁷And He allowed no one to accompany Him, except Peter and James and John the brother of James.
³⁸They came to the house of the synagogue official; and He saw a commotion, and people loudly weeping and wailing.
³⁹And entering in, He said to them, “Why make a commotion and weep? The child has not died, but is asleep.”
⁴⁰They began laughing at Him. But putting them all out, He took along the child’s father and mother and His own companions, and entered the room where the child was.
⁴¹Taking the child by the hand, He said to her, “Talitha kum!” (which translated means, “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”).
⁴²Immediately the girl got up and began to walk, for she was twelve years old. And immediately they were completely astounded.
⁴³And He gave them strict orders that no one should know about this, and He said that something should be given her to eat.
What a sadness there is. All liked that deceased young girl.
There is a lot of crying in the house of Jairus, and what is the Lord Jesus taking long to come.
And when He at last comes, it is too late (is it?) … the girl is dead.
When Jesus finally comes to the house people are laughing at Him when He says that the girl is sleeping. Jesus takes the hand of the girl and let her rise. Immediately the girl stands up and walks.
For Jesus, this girl also counts, he healed not only adults. His love for young people is equal. The daughter of Jairus will not forget this all her life. So wondrously saved from death.
Have you forgotten? Jesus came to earth to save people, also to save you!
To hold you by the hand, you might let go, but He will not.
Come, He says arise. I want to pull you free from yourself, and from the clutches of the devil, and I will give you eternal life.