Mark 5:26
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New International Version
She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse.

New Living Translation
She had suffered a great deal from many doctors, and over the years she had spent everything she had to pay them, but she had gotten no better. In fact, she had gotten worse.

English Standard Version
and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse.

Berean Study Bible
She had suffered greatly under the care of many physicians and had spent all she had, but to no avail. Instead, her condition had only grown worse.

Berean Literal Bible
and having suffered much under many physicians and having spent everything of hers, and having benefited in no way, but rather to the worse having come,

New American Standard Bible
and had endured much at the hands of many physicians, and had spent all that she had and was not helped at all, but rather had grown worse--

King James Bible
And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
had endured much under many doctors. She had spent everything she had and was not helped at all. On the contrary, she became worse.

International Standard Version
Although she had endured a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all of her money, she had not been helped at all, but rather grew worse.

NET Bible
She had endured a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all that she had. Yet instead of getting better, she grew worse.

New Heart English Bible
and had suffered many things by many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better, but rather grew worse,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Who had suffered greatly from many physicians and had spent everything that she had and she had not been helped at all, but she had become even worse.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Although she had been under the care of many doctors and had spent all her money, she had not been helped at all. Actually, she had become worse.

New American Standard 1977
and had endured much at the hands of many physicians, and had spent all that she had and was not helped at all, but rather had grown worse,

Jubilee Bible 2000
and had suffered many things of many physicians and had spent all that she had and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse;

King James 2000 Bible
And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better, but rather grew worse,

American King James Version
And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,

American Standard Version
and had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And had suffered many things from many physicians; and had spent all that she had, and was nothing the better, but rather worse,

Darby Bible Translation
and had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent everything she had and had found no advantage from it, but had rather got worse,

English Revised Version
and had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,

Webster's Bible Translation
And had suffered many things from many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was not relieved, but rather grew worse,

Weymouth New Testament
and had undergone many different treatments under a number of doctors and had spent all she had without receiving benefit but on the contrary growing worse,

World English Bible
and had suffered many things by many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better, but rather grew worse,

Young's Literal Translation
and many things having suffered under many physicians, and having spent all that she had, and having profited nothing, but rather having come to the worse,
Study Bible
The Healing Touch of Jesus
25And a woman was there who had been afflicted for twelve years by an issue of bleeding. 26She had suffered greatly under the care of many physicians and had spent all she had, but to no avail. Instead, her condition had only grown worse. 27When the woman heard about Jesus, she came up through the crowd behind Him and touched His cloak.…
Cross References
Mark 5:25
And a woman was there who had been afflicted for twelve years by an issue of bleeding.

Mark 5:27
When the woman heard about Jesus, she came up through the crowd behind Him and touched His cloak.

Luke 8:43
including a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. She had spent all her money on physicians, but no one was able to heal her.
Treasury of Scripture

And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,

had suffered. No person will wonder at this account when he considers the therapeutics of the Jewish physicians, in reference to diseases of this kind (for an account of which, see Drs. Lightfoot and Clarke). She was, therefore, a fit patient for the Great Physician.

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

Jeremiah 8:22 Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then …

Jeremiah 30:12,13 For thus said the LORD, Your bruise is incurable, and your wound is grievous…

Jeremiah 51:8 Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm …

nothing.

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

(26) Was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse.--The fact is the same as in St. Luke 8:43, who, however, does not mention that she grew worse, but it is, as usual, expressed more graphically.

And had suffered many things of many physicians,.... She took many a nauseous medicine, and had gone through courses of physic with different physicians; for there were many among the Jews that pretended to the cure of fluxes; and various are the prescriptions the Jewish doctors give for such a disorder, as may be seen in their Talmud (q); and many of which Dr. Lightfoot (r) has transcribed: and among the rest, they direct to the use of gum of Alexandria, alum, saffron, Persian onions, cummin, and "faenum graecum", put into wine and drank.

And had spent all that she had; had wasted her substance, and brought herself to poverty, by pursuing the directions given her; so that she was not in circumstances now to employ a physician;

and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse: the several medicines she had taken had done her no good, had not, in the least, restrained and checked the disorder, but it was rather increased thereby. This is often the case of persons who are, in some measure, sensible of the disease of sin, but are ignorant of the proper methods to be taken for the cure of it. They apply to their own works of righteousness, moral and civil, to the duties of religion, private and public, to a legal repentance, external humiliation and tears, and an outward reformation of life, hoping hereby, in process of time, to be rid of their disorder, and be in good health; whereas these are physicians of no value, and of no real service in their case: they are so far from being the better, that they are rather worse and worse, there being so much impurity, imperfection, and sin, in all these things, and which is increased by a dependence on them; that their iniquities grow upon them, and the score of their transgressions is become greater, and their distemper the more inveterate, and less easy to be cured; yea, not only they spend their money for that which does not bring them a cure, and exhaust all the stock of nature's power to no purpose, but they also suffer much hereby. For such a course of action, such conduct and methods as these bring them into a spirit of bondage; for when they fail in their duties, do not come up to the rules prescribed them, what terror of mind possesses them! what horror and wrath does the law work in their consciences! what a fearful looking for is there of fiery indignation, to consume them! It cannot be expressed what some have suffered by following such prescriptions.

(q) T. Bab. Sabbat, fol. 110. 1, 2.((r) Hor. Heb. in loc. 26. And had suffered many things of many physicians—The expression perhaps does not necessarily refer to the suffering she endured under medical treatment, but to the much varied treatment which she underwent.

and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse—pitiable case, and affectingly aggravated; emblem of our natural state as fallen creatures (Eze 16:5, 6), and illustrating the worse than vanity of all human remedies for spiritual maladies (Ho 5:13). The higher design of all our Lord's miracles of healing irresistibly suggests this way of viewing the present case, the propriety of which will still more appear as we proceed.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.
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