Miracles of Jesus: Raising Jairus' daughter

(Matthew 9:18-19, 23-25; Mark 5:22-24, 35-43; Luke 8:41-42, 49-56)

The Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke describe a miracle in which Jesus restores to life Jairus' daughter. Jairus was a synagogue leader who pleaded with Jesus to come to his house because his daughter was dying. While Jesus was walking to Jairus' house, a woman suffering from internal bleeding touched Jesus and was healed (Matthew 9:20-22, Mark 5:25-34, Luke 8:43-48). Before Jesus arrived at Jairus' house, Jairus was told that his daughter was already dead. Jesus went to his home and brought his daughter back to life.

As described in the Gospel of Luke:

Then a man named Jairus, a synagogue leader, came and fell at Jesus' feet, pleading with him to come to his house because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying.

As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him.

. . .

While Jesus was still speaking, someone came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. "Your daughter is dead," he said. "Don't bother the teacher anymore."

Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, "Don't be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed."

When he arrived at the house of Jairus, he did not let anyone go in with him except Peter, John and James, and the child's father and mother. Meanwhile, all the people were wailing and mourning for her. "Stop wailing," Jesus said. "She is not dead but asleep."

They laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. But he took her by the hand and said, "My child, get up!" Her spirit returned, and at once she stood up. Then Jesus told them to give her something to eat. Her parents were astonished, but he ordered them not to tell anyone what had happened.

- Luke 8:41-42, 49-56, NIV translation.

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