While he was saying this, a ruler came and knelt before him1 and said, "My daughter has just died. But come and put your hand on her,2 and she will live."
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Jesus got up and went with him, and so did his disciples.
Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak.3
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She said to herself, "If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed."
Jesus turned and saw her. "Take heart,4 daughter," he said, "your faith has healed you."5 And the woman was healed from that moment.6
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When Jesus entered the ruler's house and saw the flute players and the noisy crowd,7
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he said, "Go away. The girl is not dead8 but asleep."9 But they laughed at him.
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After the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took the girl by the hand, and she got up.10
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News of this spread through all that region.11
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As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!"12
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When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" "Yes, Lord," they replied.13
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Then he touched their eyes and said, "According to your faith will it be done to you";14
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and their sight was restored. Jesus warned them sternly, "See that no one knows about this."15
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But they went out and spread the news about him all over that region.16
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While they were going out, a man who was demon-possessed17 and could not talk18 was brought to Jesus.
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And when the demon was driven out, the man who had been mute spoke. The crowd was amazed and said, "Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel."19
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But the Pharisees said, "It is by the prince of demons that he drives out demons."20
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Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.21
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When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them,22 because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.23
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Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest24 is plentiful but the workers are few.25
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Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."