Matthew 9:21
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New International Version
She said to herself, "If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed."

New Living Translation
for she thought, "If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed."

English Standard Version
for she said to herself, “If I only touch his garment, I will be made well.”

New American Standard Bible
for she was saying to herself, "If I only touch His garment, I will get well."

King James Bible
For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for she said to herself, "If I can just touch His robe, I'll be made well!"

International Standard Version
because she had been saying to herself, "If I just touch his robe, I will get well."

NET Bible
For she kept saying to herself, "If only I touch his cloak, I will be healed."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For she was saying in herself, “If only I may touch his clothes, I shall be healed.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
She thought, "If I only touch his clothes, I'll get well."

Jubilee Bible 2000
for she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be free.

King James 2000 Bible
For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.

American King James Version
For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.

American Standard Version
for she said within herself, If I do but touch his garment, I shall be made whole.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For she said within herself: If I shall touch only his garment, I shall be healed.

Darby Bible Translation
for she said within herself, If I should only touch his garment I shall be healed.

English Revised Version
for she said within herself, If I do but touch his garment, I shall be made whole.

Webster's Bible Translation
For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.

Weymouth New Testament
for she said to herself, "If I but touch His cloak, I shall be cured."

World English Bible
for she said within herself, "If I just touch his garment, I will be made well."

Young's Literal Translation
for she said within herself, 'If only I may touch his garment, I shall be saved.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

9:18-26 The death of our relations should drive us to Christ, who is our life. And it is high honour to the greatest rulers to attend on the Lord Jesus; and those who would receive mercy from Christ, must honour him. The variety of methods Christ took in working his miracles, perhaps was because of the different frames and tempers of mind, which those were in who came to him, and which He who searches the heart perfectly knew. A poor woman applied herself to Christ, and received mercy from him by the way. If we do but touch, as it were, the hem of Christ's garment by living faith, our worst evils will be healed; there is no other real cure, nor need we fear his knowing things which are a grief and burden to us, but which we would not tell to any earthly friend. When Christ entered the ruler's house, he said, Give place. Sometimes, when the sorrow of the world prevails, it is difficult for Christ and his comforts to enter. The ruler's daughter was really dead, but not so to Christ. The death of the righteous is in a special manner to be looked on as only a sleep. The words and works of Christ may not at first be understood, yet they are not therefore to be despised. The people were put forth. Scorners who laugh at what they do not understand, are not proper witnesses of the wonderful works of Christ. Dead souls are not raised to spiritual life, unless Christ take them by the hand: it is done in the day of his power. If this single instance of Christ's raising one newly dead so increased his fame, what will be his glory when all that are in their graves shall hear his voice, and come forth; those that have done good to the resurrection of life, and those that have done evil to the resurrection of damnation!

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 21. - For she said within herself, If I may; do (Revised Version). There is no thought of permission (ἐὰν μόνον ἅψωμαι). But touch his garment, I shall be whole; saved (Revised Version margin). The threefold σώζειν is suggestive. Observe that she is "saved" in spite of her superstition; God "pitieth the blind that would gladly see" (Hooker, 'Serm.,' 2. § 38).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For she said within herself,.... That is, she thought within herself, she reasoned the matter in her mind, she concluded upon it, and firmly believed it; being strongly impressed and influenced by the Spirit of God, and encouraged by instances of cures she had heard were performed by persons only touching him; see Luke 6:19

if I may but touch his garment. The Arabic version reads it, "the hem of his garment", as before; but is not supported by any copy, nor by any other version: her faith was, that if she might be allowed, or if she could by any means come at him, to touch any part of his garment, she should have a cure:

I shall be whole, or "I shall be saved"; that is, from her disease, from which she could have no deliverance, by the advice and prescriptions of all her former physicians, and by all the means she had made use of.



Matthew 9:21 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Healing Touch of Jesus
20And a woman who had been suffering from a hemorrhage for twelve years, came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His cloak; 21for she was saying to herself, "If I only touch His garment, I will get well." 22But Jesus turning and seeing her said, "Daughter, take courage; your faith has made you well." At once the woman was made well.…
Cross References
Matthew 14:36
and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.

Mark 3:10
For he had healed many, so that those with diseases were pushing forward to touch him.

Luke 6:19
and the people all tried to touch him, because power was coming from him and healing them all.
Treasury of Scripture

For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.

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Mark 5:26-33 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all …

Luke 8:45-47 And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that …

Acts 19:12 So that from his body were brought to the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, …

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