Mark 5:22
Verse (Click for Chapter)
New International Version
Then one of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet.

New Living Translation
Then a leader of the local synagogue, whose name was Jairus, arrived. When he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet,

English Standard Version
Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing him, he fell at his feet

Berean Study Bible
A synagogue leader named Jairus arrived, and seeing Jesus, he fell at His feet

Berean Literal Bible
And one of the synagogue rulers comes, named Jairus, and having seen Him, falls at His feet,

New American Standard Bible
One of the synagogue officials named Jairus came up, and on seeing Him, fell at His feet

King James Bible
And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
One of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at His feet

International Standard Version
Then a synagogue leader named Jairus arrived. When he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet

NET Bible
Then one of the synagogue rulers, named Jairus, came up, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet.

New Heart English Bible
One of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, came; and seeing him, he fell at his feet,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And one of The Rulers of the synagogue, whose name was Yorash, came, and when he had seen him, he fell at his feet.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A synagogue leader named Jairus also arrived. When he saw Jesus, he quickly bowed down in front of him.

New American Standard 1977
And one of the synagogue officials named Jairus came up, and upon seeing Him, fell at His feet,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And one of the princes of the synagogue came, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet

King James 2000 Bible
And, behold, there came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,

American King James Version
And, behold, there comes one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,

American Standard Version
And there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and seeing him, he falleth at his feet,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue named Jairus: and seeing him, falleth down at his feet.

Darby Bible Translation
And [behold] there comes one of the rulers of the synagogue, by name Jairus, and seeing him, falls down at his feet;

English Revised Version
And there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and seeing him, he falleth at his feet,

Webster's Bible Translation
And behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,

Weymouth New Testament
when there came one of the Wardens of the Synagogue--he was called Jair--who, on beholding Him, threw himself at His feet,

World English Bible
Behold, one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, came; and seeing him, he fell at his feet,

Young's Literal Translation
and lo, there doth come one of the chiefs of the synagogue, by name Jairus, and having seen him, he doth fall at his feet,
Study Bible
The Healing Touch of Jesus
21When Jesus had again crossed by boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around Him beside the sea. 22A synagogue leader named Jairus arrived, and seeing Jesus, he fell at His feet 23and pleaded with Him urgently, “My little daughter is near death. Please come and place Your hands on her, so that she will be healed and live.”…
Cross References
Matthew 9:18
While Jesus was saying these things, a synagogue ruler came and knelt before Him. "My daughter has just died," he said. "But come and place Your hand on her, and she will live."

Mark 5:35
While He was still speaking, messengers from the house of Jairus arrived and said, "Your daughter is dead; why bother the Teacher anymore?"

Mark 5:36
But Jesus overheard their conversation and said to Jairus, "Do not be afraid; just believe."

Mark 5:38
When they arrived at the house of Jairus, Jesus saw the commotion and the people weeping and wailing loudly.

Luke 8:41
Just then, a synagogue leader named Jairus came and fell at Jesus' feet. He begged Him to come to his house,

Luke 8:49
While He was still speaking, someone arrived from the house of the synagogue leader. "Your daughter is dead," he told Jairus. "Do not trouble the Teacher anymore."

Luke 13:14
But the synagogue leader was indignant that Jesus had healed on the Sabbath. "There are six days for work," he told the crowd. "So come and be healed on those days and not on the Sabbath."

Acts 13:15
After the reading from the Law and the Prophets, the synagogue leaders sent word to them: "Brothers, if you have a word of encouragement for the people, please speak."

Acts 18:8
Crispus, the synagogue leader, and his whole household believed in the Lord. And many of the Corinthians who heard the message believed and were baptized.

Acts 18:17
At this, the crowd seized Sosthenes the synagogue leader and beat him in front of the judgment seat. But none of this was of any concern to Gallio.
Treasury of Scripture

And, behold, there comes one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,

there.

Matthew 9:18,19 While he spoke these things to them, behold, there came a certain …

Luke 8:41,42 And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of …

rulers.

Luke 13:14 And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because …

Acts 13:15 And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the …

Acts 18:8,17 And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord …

he fell.

Mark 5:33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, …

Matthew 2:11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child …

Luke 5:8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart …

Luke 8:28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with …

Acts 10:25,26 And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his …

Revelation 22:8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen…

(22-43) And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers.--See Notes on Matthew 9:18-25, where the narrative is found in a different connection as coming immediately after the feast in St. Matthew's house, which St. Mark has given in Mark 2:14-18.

Jairus.--The name is given by St. Mark and St. Luke only. It was a Grcised form of the Jair of Judges 10:3, Numbers 32:41. It meets us in the Apocryphal portion of Esther (xi. 2) as the name of the father of Mardocheus, or Mordecai.

Verses 22, 23. - One of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name. He appears to have been one of the "college of elders," who administered the affairs of the synagogue. The name Jairus, or "Ya eiros," is probably the Greek form of the Hebrew Jair, "he will illuminate." He fell at his feet, and besought him greatly; it is literally (πίπτει καὶ παρεκάλει), he falleth at his feet, and beseecheth him. We picture him to ourselves, making his way through the crowd, and as he approached Jesus, kneeling down, and then bending his head towards him, until his forehead touched the ground. My little daughter is at the point of death. St. Matthew says, "is even now dead;" St. Luke says, "she Jay a dying." The broken sentences of the father are very true to nature. All the expressions point to the same conclusion, that she was in articulo mortis. In each narrative the ruler is represented as asking that Christ would hasten to his house. He had not reached the higher faith of the Gentile centurion, "Speak the word only." And behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue,.... Having heard of his return, and where he was; See Gill on Matthew 9:18.

Jairus by name; in Hebrew "Jair": and Jerom says (n), it signifies "enlightening", or "enlightened": deriving it from "to be light": and it is no doubt a Jewish name, since he was a ruler of the synagogue; and besides, it is often mentioned in the Old Testament, and particularly in Esther 2:5, where, in the Septuagint, it is read, Jairus. Matthew makes no mention of his name; but both Mark and Luke do, Mark 5:22.

And when he saw him, he fell at his feet: as soon as he came into his presence; though he was a person of such authority; yet having heard much of the doctrine and miracles of Christ, and believing him to be a great prophet, and man of God; though he might not know that he was the Messiah, and truly God, threw himself at his feet; and, as Matthew says, "worshipped him", Matthew 9:18; showed great reverence and respect unto him, gave him homage, at least in a civil way, though he might not adore him as God.

(n) De Hebr. Nominibus in Luc. 22. And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue—of which class there were but few who believed in Jesus (Joh 7:48). One would suppose from this that the ruler had been with the multitude on the shore, anxiously awaiting the return of Jesus, and immediately on His arrival had accosted Him as here related. But Matthew (Mt 9:18) tells us that the ruler came to Him while He was in the act of speaking at His own table on the subject of fasting; and as we must suppose that this converted publican ought to know what took place on that memorable occasion when he made a feast to his Lord, we conclude that here the right order is indicated by the First Evangelist alone.

Jairus by name—or "Jaeirus." It is the same name as Jair, in the Old Testament (Nu 32:41; Jud 10:3; Es 2:5).

and when he saw him, he fell at his feet—in Matthew (Mt 9:18), "worshipped Him." The meaning is the same in both.5:21-34 A despised gospel will go where it will be better received. One of the rulers of a synagogue earnestly besought Christ for a little daughter, about twelve years old, who was dying. Another cure was wrought by the way. We should do good, not only when in the house, but when we walk by the way, De 6:7. It is common with people not to apply to Christ till they have tried in vain all other helpers, and find them, as certainly they will, physicians of no value. Some run to diversions and gay company; others plunge into business, or even into intemperance; others go about to establish their own righteousness, or torment themselves by vain superstitions. Many perish in these ways; but none will ever find rest to the soul by such devices; while those whom Christ heals of the disease of sin, find in themselves an entire change for the better. As secret acts of sin, so secret acts of faith, are known to the Lord Jesus. The woman told all the truth. It is the will of Christ that his people should be comforted, and he has power to command comfort to troubled spirits. The more simply we depend on Him, and expect great things from him, the more we shall find in ourselves that he is become our salvation. Those who, by faith, are healed of their spiritual diseases, have reason to go in peace.
Jump to Previous
Beholding Chiefs Fall Falleth Falls Feet Fell Jair Jairus Ja'irus Jesus Officials Rulers Synagogue Threw Wardens
Jump to Next
Beholding Chiefs Fall Falleth Falls Feet Fell Jair Jairus Ja'irus Jesus Officials Rulers Synagogue Threw Wardens
Links
Mark 5:22 NIV
Mark 5:22 NLT
Mark 5:22 ESV
Mark 5:22 NASB
Mark 5:22 KJV

Mark 5:22 Biblia Paralela
Mark 5:22 Chinese Bible
Mark 5:22 French Bible
Mark 5:22 German Bible

Alphabetical: and at came feet fell he Him his Jairus Jesus named of officials on one rulers Seeing synagogue the Then there up

NT Gospels: Mark 5:22 Behold one of the rulers (Mar Mk Mr) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Mark 5:21
Top of Page
Top of Page