8:40 Now when Jesus returned, 1 the crowd welcomed him, because they were all waiting for him. 8:41 Then 2 a man named Jairus, who was a ruler 3 of the synagogue, 4 came up. Falling 5 at Jesus’ feet, he pleaded 6 with him to come to his house, 8:42 because he had an only daughter, about twelve years old, and she was dying. 7
As Jesus was on his way, the crowds pressed 8 around him. 8:43 Now 9 a woman was there who had been suffering from a hemorrhage 10 for twelve years 11 but could not be healed by anyone. 8:44 She 12 came up behind Jesus 13 and touched the edge 14 of his cloak, 15 and at once the bleeding 16 stopped. 8:45 Then 17 Jesus asked, 18 “Who was it who touched me?” When they all denied it, Peter 19 said, “Master, the crowds are surrounding you and pressing 20 against you!” 8:46 But Jesus said, “Someone touched me, for I know that power has gone out 21 from me.” 8:47 When 22 the woman saw that she could not escape notice, 23 she came trembling and fell down before him. In 24 the presence of all the people, she explained why 25 she had touched him and how she had been immediately healed. 8:48 Then 26 he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. 27 Go in peace.”
8:49 While he was still speaking, someone from the synagogue ruler’s 28 house came and said, “Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the teacher any longer.” 8:50 But when Jesus heard this, he told 29 him, “Do not be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.” 30 8:51 Now when he came to the house, Jesus 31 did not let anyone go in with him except Peter, John, 32 and James, and the child’s father and mother. 8:52 Now they were all 33 wailing and mourning 34 for her, but he said, “Stop your weeping; she is not dead but asleep.” 8:53 And they began making fun 35 of him, because they knew 36 that she was dead. 37 8:54 But Jesus 38 gently took her by the hand and said, 39 “Child, get up.” 8:55 Her 40 spirit returned, 41 and she got up immediately. Then 42 he told them to give her something to eat. 8:56 Her 43 parents were astonished, but he ordered them to tell no one 44 what had happened.
[8:41] 2 tn Grk “And behold.” Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence of events within the narrative. The Greek word ἰδού (idou) at the beginning of this statement has not been translated because it has no exact English equivalent here, but adds interest and emphasis (BDAG 468 s.v. 1).
[8:41] 5 tn Grk “and falling.” Here καί (kai) has not been translated because of differences between Greek and English style. Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, a new sentence was started in the translation at this point.
[8:43] 11 tc ‡ Most
[8:44] 14 sn The edge of his cloak refers to the kraspedon, the blue tassel on the garment that symbolized a Jewish man’s obedience to the law (cf. Num 15:37-41). The woman thus touched the very part of Jesus’ clothing that indicated his ritual purity.
[8:44] sn The woman was most likely suffering from a vaginal hemorrhage, in which case her bleeding would make her ritually unclean.
[8:45] 19 tc Most
[8:47] 24 tn Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, a new sentence was started here in the translation. The order of the clauses in the remainder of the verse has been rearranged to reflect contemporary English style.
[8:49] 28 tn That is, “the official in charge of the synagogue”; ἀρχισυνάγωγος (arcisunagwgo") refers to the “president of a synagogue” (so BDAG 139 s.v. and L&N 53.93). In this case the referent is Jairus (v. 41).
[8:55] 42 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence of events within the narrative. Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, a new sentence was started here in the translation.