While Jesus was speaking to them, a ruler came and knelt in front of him, saying, "My daughter has just died. But come and place your hand on her, and she'll live."
So Jesus and his disciples got up and went with him.
Then a woman who had been bleeding for twelve years came up behind Jesus and touched the hem of his clothes.
She thought, If I only touch his robe I'll be healed.
When Jesus turned and saw her, he said, "Be encouraged, daughter. Your faith has healed you." And the woman was healed from that time on.
When Jesus went into the ruler's house, he saw the flute players and the distressed crowd.
He said, "Go away, because the little girl isn't dead but is asleep"; but they laughed at him.
After he had sent the crowd away, Jesus went in and touched her hand, and the little girl rose up.
News about this spread throughout that whole region.