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Luke 8:42

42 because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying. As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him.

Read Luke 8:42 Using Other Translations

For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged him.
for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. As Jesus went, the people pressed around him.
His only daughter, who was about twelve years old, was dying. As Jesus went with him, he was surrounded by the crowds.

What does Luke 8:42 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 8:42

For he had one only daughter
And so exceedingly dear to him:

about twelve years of age;
(See Gill on Matthew 9:18)

And she lay a dying,
or "was near death", as the Syriac and Persic versions; or "was just ready to die", as the Ethiopic version. The Vulgate Latin and Arabic versions render it, "she was dead", or "now dead", and which agrees with ( Matthew 9:18 ) . (See Gill on Matthew 9:18). but as he went;
along the streets of Capernaum, from Matthew's house; where he had been entertained with his disciples, and others, and where he had a conversation with some of the Pharisees and John's disciples, to the ruler's house: the people thronged him;
such a vast multitude followed him to see the cure, that he was even crowded, and so pressed on all sides, that it was difficult to walk along.

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