When they came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, he saw a tumult, and people weeping and wailing loudly.
And when he had entered, he said to them, "Why do you make a tumult and weep? The child is not dead but sleeping."
And they laughed at him. But 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.
Taking her by the hand he said to her, "Tal'itha cu'mi"; which means, "Little girl, I say to you, arise."
And immediately the girl got up and walked (she was twelve years of age), and they were immediately overcome with amazement.
And he strictly charged them that no one should know this, and told them to give her something to eat.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version w/ Apocrypha)