21When 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.22Then one of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet.23He 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.”24So Jesus went with him. A large crowd followed and pressed around him.
35While 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?”36Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”37He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James.38When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly.39He went in and said to them, “Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep.”40But they laughed at him. After he put them all out, he took the child’s father and mother and the disciples who were with him, and went in where the child was.41He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum!” (which means “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”).42Immediately the girl stood up and began to walk around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished.