And when he was come in , he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado , and weep ? the damsel is not dead , but sleepeth .40
And they laughed him to scorn . But when he had put them all out , he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying .
And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is , being interpreted , Damsel, I say unto thee, arise .
And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms , he said unto them,
37Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.
And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.
But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased , and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. 15Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein .