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Luke 8:53

53 They laughed at him, knowing that she was dead.

Read Luke 8:53 Using Other Translations

And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.
And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead.
But the crowd laughed at him because they all knew she had died.

What does Luke 8:53 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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).

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