When Jesus had crossed over again by boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around Him while He was by the sea.
One of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at His feet
and kept begging Him, "My little daughter is at death's door.a Come and lay Your hands on her so she can get well and live."
So Jesus went with him, and a large crowd was following and pressing against Him.
A woman suffering from bleeding for 12 years
had endured much under many doctors. She had spent everything she had and was not helped at all. On the contrary, she became worse.
Having heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His robe.
For she said, "If I can just touch His robes, I'll be made well!"
Instantly her flow of blood ceased, and she sensed in her body that she was cured of her affliction.
At once Jesus realized in Himself that power had gone out from Him. He turned around in the crowd and said, "Who touched My robes?"
His disciples said to Him, "You see the crowd pressing against You, and You say, 'Who touched Me?' "
So He was looking around to see who had done this.
Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came with fear and trembling, fell down before Him, and told Him the whole truth.
"Daughter," He said to her, "your faith has made you well. b Go in peace and be free c from your affliction."
While He was still speaking, people came from the synagogue leader's house and said, "Your daughter is dead. Why bother the Teacher any more?"
But when Jesus overheard what was said, He told the synagogue leader, "Don't be afraid. Only believe."
He did not let anyone accompany Him except Peter, James, and John, James' brother.
They came to the leader's house, and He saw a commotion-people weeping and wailing loudly.
He went in and said to them, "Why are you making a commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but asleep."
They started laughing at Him, but He put them all outside. He took the child's father, mother, and those who were with Him, and entered the place where the child was.
Then He took the child by the hand and said to her, " Talitha koum !" d (which is translated, "Little girl, I say to you, get up!" ).
Immediately the girl got up and began to walk. (She was 12 years old.) At this they were utterly astounded.
Then He gave them strict orders that no one should know about this and said that she should be given something to eat.