Mark 5:22

22 Then one of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet.

Read Mark 5:22 Using Other Translations

And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,
Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing him, he fell at his feet
Then a leader of the local synagogue, whose name was Jairus, arrived. When he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet,

What does Mark 5:22 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Mark 5:22

And behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the
synagogue
Having heard of his return, and where he was; (See Gill on Matthew 9:18).

Jairus by name;
in Hebrew (ryay) , "Jair": and Jerom says F14, it signifies "enlightening", or "enlightened": deriving it from (rwa) , "to be light": and it is no doubt a Jewish name, since he was a ruler of the synagogue; and besides, it is often mentioned in the Old Testament, and particularly in ( Esther 2:5 ) , where, in the Septuagint, it is read, (Iairov) , Jairus. Matthew makes no mention of his name; but both Mark and Luke do, ( Mark 5:22 ) ( Luke 8:41 ) .

And when he saw him, he fell at his feet:
as soon as he came into his presence; though he was a person of such authority; yet having heard much of the doctrine and miracles of Christ, and believing him to be a great prophet, and man of God; though he might not know that he was the Messiah, and truly God, threw himself at his feet; and, as Matthew says, "worshipped him", ( Matthew 9:18 ) ; showed great reverence and respect unto him, gave him homage, at least in a civil way, though he might not adore him as God.


FOOTNOTES:

F14 De Hebr. Nominibus in Luc.
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