Mark 5:22

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

Mark 5:22 in Other Translations

KJV
22 And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,
ESV
22 Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing him, he fell at his feet
NLT
22 Then a leader of the local synagogue, whose name was Jairus, arrived. When he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet,
MSG
22 One of the meeting-place leaders named Jairus came. When he saw Jesus, he fell to his knees,
CSB
22 One of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at His feet

Mark 5:22 Meaning and Commentary

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.

Mark 5:22 In-Context

20 So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him. And all the people were amazed.
21 When Jesus had again crossed over by boat to the other side of the lake, a large crowd gathered around him while he was by the lake.
22 Then one of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet.
23 He pleaded earnestly with him, “My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live.”
24 So Jesus went with him. A large crowd followed and pressed around him.

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 35,36,38; Luke 13:14; Acts 13:15; Acts 18:8,17