As He was telling them these things, suddenly one of the leaders came and knelt down before Him, saying, "My daughter is near death, but come and lay Your hand on her, and she will live."
So Jesus and His disciples got up and followed him.
Just then, a woman who had suffered from bleeding for 12 years approached from behind and touched the tassel on His robe,
for she said to herself, "If I can just touch His robe, I'll be made well!"
But Jesus turned and saw her. "Have courage, daughter," He said. "Your faith has made you well." And the woman was made well from that moment.
When Jesus came to the leader's house, He saw the flute players and a crowd lamenting loudly.
"Leave," He said, "because the girl isn't dead, but sleeping." And they started laughing at Him.
But when the crowd had been put outside, He went in and took her by the hand, and the girl got up.
And this news spread throughout that whole area.
As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed Him, shouting, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!"
When He entered the house, the blind men approached Him, and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I can do this?" "Yes, Lord," they answered Him.
Then He touched their eyes, saying, "Let it be done for you according to your faith!"
And their eyes were opened. Then Jesus warned them sternly, "Be sure that no one finds out!"
But they went out and spread the news about Him throughout that whole area.
Just as they were going out, a demon-possessed man who was unable to speak was brought to Him.
When the demon had been driven out, the man spoke. And the crowds were amazed, saying, "Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel!"
But the Pharisees said, "He drives out demons by the ruler of the demons!"
Then Jesus went to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness.
When He saw the crowds, He felt compassion for them, because they were weary and worn out, like sheep without a shepherd.
Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few.
Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest."