Luke 8:43
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New International Version
And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her.

New Living Translation
A woman in the crowd had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding, and she could find no cure.

English Standard Version
And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, and though she had spent all her living on physicians, she could not be healed by anyone.

New American Standard Bible
And a woman who had a hemorrhage for twelve years, and could not be healed by anyone,

King James Bible
And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A woman suffering from bleeding for 12 years, who had spent all she had on doctors yet could not be healed by any,

International Standard Version
A woman was there who had been suffering from chronic bleeding for twelve years. Although she had spent all she had on doctors, no one could heal her.

NET Bible
Now a woman was there who had been suffering from a hemorrhage for twelve years but could not be healed by anyone.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Now there was certain woman whose blood had flowed twelve years, who spent all her property among physicians, and she could not be healed by anyone.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A woman who had been suffering from chronic bleeding for twelve years was in the crowd. No one could cure her.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, who had spent all her living upon physicians but could not be healed by any,

King James 2000 Bible
And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, who had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,

American King James Version
And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living on physicians, neither could be healed of any,

American Standard Version
And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, who had spent all her living upon physicians, and could not be healed of any,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there was a certain woman having an issue of blood twelve years, who had bestowed all her substance on physicians, and could not be healed by any.

Darby Bible Translation
And a woman who had a flux of blood since twelve years, who, having spent all her living on physicians, could not be cured by any one,

English Revised Version
And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, and could not be healed of any,

Webster's Bible Translation
And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, who had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed by any,

Weymouth New Testament
And a woman who for twelve years had been afflicted with haemorrhage--and had spent on doctors all she had, but none of them had been able to cure her--

World English Bible
A woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her living on physicians, and could not be healed by any,

Young's Literal Translation
and a woman, having an issue of blood for twelve years, who, having spent on physicians all her living, was not able to be healed by any,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

8:41-56 Let us not complain of a crowd, and a throng, and a hurry, as long as we are in the way of our duty, and doing good; but otherwise every wise man will keep himself out of it as much as he can. And many a poor soul is healed, and helped, and saved by Christ, that is hidden in a crowd, and nobody notices it. This woman came trembling, yet her faith saved her. There may be trembling, where yet there is saving faith. Observe Christ's comfortable words to Jairus, Fear not, believe only, and thy daughter shall be made whole. No less hard was it not to grieve for the loss of an only child, than not to fear the continuance of that grief. But in perfect faith there is no fear; the more we fear, the less we believe. The hand of Christ's grace goes with the calls of his word, to make them effectual. Christ commanded to give her meat. As babes new born, so those newly raised from sin, desire spiritual food, that they may grow thereby.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 43, 44. - And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any, came behind him, and touched the border of his garment. It may be assumed that the disease from which she suffered made her, according to the Levitical Law, ceremonially unclean: this had separated her in a great measure for a very long period from all contact with the outer world. This would well account for her shrinking from any public appeal to the great Physician. The border of the Lord's garment which the woman touched was one of the four tassels which formed part of the Jewish tallith, or mantle; one of these was always arranged so as to hang down over the shoulder at the back; it was this one which the sufferer's fingers grasped. There was a certain sacredness about these tassels, as being part of the memorial dress enjoined by the Levitical Law, which, no doubt, induced the woman to touch this particular portion of the Saviour's dress. And immediately her issue of blood stanched. This is not the only instance of this kind of strange faith mingled with superstition being signally rewarded. The case of the miraculous efficacy of the handkerchiefs and aprons which had had contact with Paul's body (Acts 19:12) is an interesting example. A still more startling one exists in the healing influence of the shadow of Peter falling on the sick as he passed along the street (Acts 5:15). The lesson evidently intended to be left on the Church of Christ by this and similar incidents is a very instructive one. Faith in Christ is a broad inclusive term: it is accepted and blest by the Master, as we see from the gospel story, in all its many degrees of development, from the elementary shape which it assumed in the case of this poor loving superstitious soul, to the splendid proportions which it reached in the lives of a Stephen and a Paul. Faith in him, from its rudest form to its grandest development, the Master knew would ever purify and elevate the character. It would, as it grew, be the best teacher and the truest monitor of the noble, generous life he loved. Therefore he watched for it, encouraged it, helped it; and his Church, if it would imitate its Master, would do well to follow his wise and loving example by fostering in every form, however crude, faith m Jesus Christ; for this incident in the Divine and perfect life which we have just dwelt on, teaches us with striking clearness that he can and will bless the dimmest, most imperfect faith, the faith of the little child, and of the poorest untaught one.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years,.... The Persic version reads, "there was a woman in that city", &c. in the city of Capernaum; See Gill on Matthew 9:20.

Which had spent all her living upon physicians; she had applied to one physician and another, and had consumed all her substance in this way:

neither could be healed of any; though she had followed the directions and prescriptions of many, who pretended they were able to cure her; See Gill on Mark 5:26.



Luke 8:43 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Healing Touch of Jesus
42for he had an only daughter, about twelve years old, and she was dying. But as He went, the crowds were pressing against Him. 43And a woman who had a hemorrhage for twelve years, and could not be healed by anyone, 44came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His cloak, and immediately her hemorrhage stopped.…
Cross References
Leviticus 15:25
"'When a woman has a discharge of blood for many days at a time other than her monthly period or has a discharge that continues beyond her period, she will be unclean as long as she has the discharge, just as in the days of her period.

Matthew 9:20
Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak.

Mark 12:44
They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything--all she had to live on."

Luke 8:42
because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying. As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him.

Luke 8:44
She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.
Treasury of Scripture

And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living on physicians, neither could be healed of any,

having.

Leviticus 15:25 And if a woman have an issue of her blood many days out of the time …

Matthew 9:20-22 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve …

Mark 5:25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,

twelve.

Luke 8:27 And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain …

Luke 13:11,16 And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen …

Mark 9:21 And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came to him? …

John 5:5,6 And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years…

John 9:1,21 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth…

Acts 3:2 And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they …

Acts 4:22 For the man was above forty years old, on whom this miracle of healing …

Acts 14:8-10 And there sat a certain man at Lystra, weak in his feet, being a …

had.

2 Chronicles 16:12 And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in …

Psalm 108:12 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.

Isaiah 2:22 Cease you from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein …

Isaiah 55:1-3 Ho, every one that thirsts, come you to the waters, and he that has …

Mark 5:26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all …

Mark 9:18,22 And wherever he takes him, he tears him: and he foams, and gnashes …

neither.

Job 13:4 But you are forgers of lies, you are all physicians of no value.

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