His only daughter, who was about twelve years old, was dying. As Jesus went, the people were crowding around him.
43A woman who had been suffering from chronic bleeding for twelve years was in the crowd. No one could cure her. 44She came up behind Jesus, touched the edge of his clothes, and her bleeding stopped at once. 45Jesus asked, "Who touched me?" After everyone denied touching him, Peter said, "Teacher, the people are crowding you and pressing against you." 46Jesus said, "Someone touched me. I know power has gone out of me." 47The woman saw that she couldn't hide. Trembling, she quickly bowed in front of him. There, in front of all the people, she told why she touched him and how she was cured at once. 48Jesus told her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace!"
49While Jesus was still speaking to her, someone came from the synagogue leader's home. He said, "Your daughter is dead. Don't bother the teacher anymore." 50When Jesus heard this, he told the synagogue leader, "Don't be afraid! Just believe, and she will get well." 51Jesus went into the house. He allowed no one to go with him except Peter, John, James, and the child's parents. 52Everyone was crying and showing how sad they were. Jesus said, "Don't cry! She's not dead. She's just sleeping." 53They laughed at him because they knew she was dead. 54But Jesus took her hand and called out, "Child, get up!" 55She came back to life and got up at once. He ordered her parents to give her something to eat. 56They were amazed. Jesus ordered them not to tell anyone what had happened.