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Luke 8:44

44 She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.

Read Luke 8:44 Using Other Translations

Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.
She came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment, and immediately her discharge of blood ceased.
Coming up behind Jesus, she touched the fringe of his robe. Immediately, the bleeding stopped.

What does Luke 8:44 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 8:44

Came behind him
In the press and crowd of people, being ashamed to come before him, and tell him her case:

and touched the border of his garment
the fringe the Jews were obliged to wear at the bottom of their garments, ( Numbers 15:38 ) ( Deuteronomy 22:12 ) and which the more religious sort did, for by this they were distinguished from the common people: it is asked F16,

``who is a plebeian, or one of the common people? every one that does not read "Keriat Shema", (i.e. hear, O Israel), &c. ( Deuteronomy 6:4 ) morning and evening, with the blessings belonging to it, the words of R. Meir: but the wise men say, whoever does not put on the "Tephillin" (the frontlets, ( Deuteronomy 6:8 ) ) Ben Azzai says, whoever has not (tyuyu) , "the fringe" on his garment''
(See Gill on Matthew 9:20). This woman was persuaded in her own mind, if she could but touch the clothes of Christ, she should be healed, and accordingly she was:

and immediately her issue of blood staunched;
stopped, and was dried up; ( Mark 5:28 Mark 5:29 ) .


F16 T. Bab Succa, fol. 22. 1.
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