Going into the house, he wouldn't let anyone enter with him except Peter, John, James, and the child's parents.
Everyone was crying and carrying on over her. Jesus said, "Don't cry. She didn't die; she's sleeping."
They laughed at him. They knew she was dead.
Then Jesus, gripping her hand, called, "My dear child, get up."
She was up in an instant, up and breathing again! He told them to give her something to eat.
Her parents were ecstatic, but Jesus warned them to keep quiet. "Don't tell a soul what happened in this room."
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)