Mark 5:37

37 He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James.

Mark 5:37 in Other Translations

KJV
37 And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.
ESV
37 And he allowed no one to follow him except Peter and James and John the brother of James.
NLT
37 Then Jesus stopped the crowd and wouldn’t let anyone go with him except Peter, James, and John (the brother of James).
MSG
37 He permitted no one to go in with him except Peter, James, and John.
CSB
37 He did not let anyone accompany Him except Peter, James, and John, James' brother.

Mark 5:37 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 5:37

And he suffered no man to follow him
To the house of the ruler, but dismissed the multitude, being not desirous of the honour and applause of men: probably what he said to the ruler, was privately, and with a low voice, so that the multitude did not hear him; and understanding by the messengers that the child was dead, were the more easily prevailed upon to depart, since they might conclude there was nothing now to be done;

save Peter, and James, and John, the brother of James:
three favourite disciples, who were a sufficient number of witnesses; and who were taken alone along with Christ on some other occasions, as at his transfiguration, and when in the garden.

Mark 5:37 In-Context

35 While Jesus was still speaking, some people came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead,” they said. “Why bother the teacher anymore?”
36 Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”
37 He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James.
38 When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly.
39 He went in and said to them, “Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep.”

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