Some time later, Jesus went to a town called Nain. His disciples and a large crowd went along with him.
He approached the town gate. Just then, a dead person was being carried out. He was the only son of his mother. She was a widow. A large crowd from the town was with her.
When the Lord saw her, he felt sorry for her. So he said, "Don't cry."
Then he went up and touched the coffin. Those carrying it stood still. Jesus said, "Young man, I say to you, get up!"
The dead man sat up and began to talk. Then Jesus gave him back to his mother.
The people were all filled with wonder and praised God. "A great prophet has appeared among us," they said. "God has come to help his people."
This news about Jesus spread all through Judea and the whole country.