While he was still speaking, some people came from the leader's house to say, "Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the teacher any further?"
But overhearing a what they said, Jesus said to the leader of the synagogue, "Do not fear, only believe."
He allowed no one to follow him except Peter, James, and John, the brother of James.
When they came to the house of the leader of the synagogue, he saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly.
When he had entered, he said to them, "Why do you make a commotion and weep? The child is not dead but sleeping."
And they laughed at him. Then he put them all outside, and took the child's father and mother and those who were with him, and went in where the child was.
He took her by the hand and said to her, "Talitha cum," which means, "Little girl, get up!"
And immediately the girl got up and began to walk about (she was twelve years of age). At this they were overcome with amazement.
He strictly ordered them that no one should know this, and told them to give her something to eat.
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