While he was still speaking to her, messengers arrived from Jairus's home with the message, "Your daughter is dead. There's no use troubling the Teacher now."
But Jesus ignored their comments and said to Jairus, "Don't be afraid. Just trust me."
Then Jesus stopped the crowd and wouldn't let anyone go with him except Peter and James and John.
When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw the commotion and the weeping and wailing.
He went inside and spoke to the people. "Why all this weeping and commotion?" he asked. "The child isn't dead; she is only asleep."
The crowd laughed at him, but he told them all to go outside. Then he took the girl's father and mother and his three disciples into the room where the girl was lying.
Holding her hand, he said to her, "Get up, little girl!"
And the girl, who was twelve years old, immediately stood up and walked around! Her parents were absolutely overwhelmed.
Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone what had happened, and he told them to give her something to eat.