Luke 8:53

53 And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.

Luke 8:53 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 8:53

And they laughed him to scorn
The servants, neighbours, and relations, the pipers, and mourning women: these, from weeping for the dead, fell to laughing at Christ, having him and his words in the utmost derision:

knowing that she was dead:
some of them having been employed in laying her out, and all of them having seen her, and were satisfied, and thoroughly assured, that she was actually dead, as ever any person was, as she doubtless was; but they were ignorant in what sense Christ meant she was not dead, but asleep; (See Gill on Matthew 9:24). (See Gill on Mark 5:39).

Luke 8:53 In-Context

51 And when he came into the house, he suffered no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden.
52 And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said,Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth.
53 And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.
54 And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying,Maid, arise.
55 And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat.
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