A little later Jesus went to a city called Nain. His disciples and a great crowd traveled with him.
As he approached the city gate, a dead man was being carried out. He was his mother's only son, and she was a widow. A large crowd from the city was with her.
When he saw her, the Lord had compassion for her and said, "Don't cry."
He stepped forward and touched the stretcher on which the dead man was being carried. Those carrying him stood still. Jesus said, "Young man, I say to you, get up."
The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother.
Awestruck, everyone praised God. "A great prophet has appeared among us," they said. "God has come to help his people."
This news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding region.