While Jesus was still speaking, some men came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue ruler.1 "Your daughter is dead," they said. "Why bother the teacher any more?"
Ignoring what they said, Jesus told the synagogue ruler, "Don't be afraid; just believe."
He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James.2
When they came to the home of the synagogue ruler,3 Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly.