Luke 8:41

41 Then a man named Jairus, a leader of the local synagogue, came and fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come home with him.

Luke 8:41 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 8:41

And behold, there came a man named Jairus
(See Gill on Mark 5:22).

and he was a ruler of the synagogue;
at Capernaum; and it was the more remarkable, that such an one should come to Christ, and express any regard to his person, or faith in his power, and therefore a "behold" is prefixed to this account; (See Gill on Matthew 9:18).

And he fell down at Jesus' feet;
showing great reverence and humility, and as Matthew says, "worshipped him"; if not in a religious, yet in a civil way:

and besought him that he would come into his house;
which was at some distance from thence, as appears by what follows.

Luke 8:41 In-Context

39 “No, go back to your family, and tell them everything God has done for you.” So he went all through the town proclaiming the great things Jesus had done for him.
40 On the other side of the lake the crowds welcomed Jesus, because they had been waiting for him.
41 Then a man named Jairus, a leader of the local synagogue, came and fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come home with him.
42 His only daughter, who was about twelve years old, was dying. As Jesus went with him, he was surrounded by the crowds.
43 A woman in the crowd had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding, and she could find no cure.