And when he was come in, he said to them, Why make you this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleeps.
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EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)
And weep - Weep in this inordinate and improper manner. See the notes at Matthew 9:23.
But sleepeth - See the notes at Matthew 9:24.See Poole on "Mark 5:35"
he saith unto them, why make ye this ado and weep? why all this tumult and noise? this grief and mourning, whether real or artificial?
the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth: not but that she was truly dead, but not so as to remain under the power of death: she was like a person in a sleep, who would in a little time be awaked out of it: and which was as easily performed by Christ, as if she had been only in a natural sleep; See Gill on Matthew 9:24.And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.
EXEGETICAL (ORIGINAL LANGUAGES)39. but sleepeth] Comp. His words in reference to Lazarus (John 11:11). The Lord of life takes away that word of fear, “She is dead,” and puts in its room that milder word which gives promise of an awakening, “She sleepeth.”Verse 39.- Some have regarded the words of our Lord, the child is not dead, but sleepeth, as really meaning that she was only in a swoon. But although she was actually dead in the ordinary sense of that word, namely, that her spirit h
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