Mark 5:36
New International Version
Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”

New Living Translation
But Jesus overheard them and said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid. Just have faith.”

English Standard Version
But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.”

Berean Study Bible
But Jesus overheard their conversation and said to Jairus, “Do not be afraid; just believe.”

Berean Literal Bible
But Jesus, having heard the word spoken, says to the ruler of the synagogue, "Do not fear; only believe."

King James Bible
As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.

New King James Version
As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid; only believe.”

New American Standard Bible
But Jesus, overhearing what was being spoken, said to the synagogue official, “Do not be afraid, only believe.”

NASB 1995
But Jesus, overhearing what was being spoken, said to the synagogue official, “Do not be afraid any longer, only believe.”

NASB 1977
But Jesus, overhearing what was being spoken, said to the synagogue official, “Do not be afraid any longer, only believe.”

Amplified Bible
Overhearing what was being said, Jesus said to the synagogue official, “Do not be afraid; only keep on believing [in Me and my power].”

Christian Standard Bible
When Jesus overheard what was said, he told the synagogue leader, “Don’t be afraid. Only believe.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But when Jesus overheard what was said, He told the synagogue leader, “Don’t be afraid. Only believe.”

American Standard Version
But Jesus, not heeding the word spoken, saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Fear not, only believe.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Yeshua heard the words which they spoke and he said to The Ruler of the assembly, “Do not fear; only believe.”

Contemporary English Version
Jesus heard what they said, and he said to Jairus, "Don't worry. Just have faith!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Jesus having heard the word that was spoken, saith to the ruler of the synagogue: Fear not, only believe.

English Revised Version
But Jesus, not heeding the word spoken, saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Fear not, only believe.

Good News Translation
Jesus paid no attention to what they said, but told him, "Don't be afraid, only believe."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Jesus overheard what they said, he told the synagogue leader, "Don't be afraid! Just believe."

International Standard Version
But when Jesus heard what they said, he told the synagogue leader, "Stop being afraid! Just keep on believing."

Literal Standard Version
And Jesus immediately, having heard the word that is spoken, says to the chief of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid, only believe.”

NET Bible
But Jesus, paying no attention to what was said, told the synagogue ruler, "Do not be afraid; just believe."

New Heart English Bible
But Jesus, overhearing the message spoken, said to the ruler of the synagogue, "Do not be afraid, only believe."

Weymouth New Testament
But Jesus, overhearing the words, said to the Warden, "Do not be afraid; only have faith."

World English Bible
But Jesus, when he heard the message spoken, immediately said to the ruler of the synagogue, "Don't be afraid, only believe."

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus immediately, having heard the word that is spoken, saith to the chief of the synagogue, 'Be not afraid, only believe.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Healing Touch of Jesus
35While He was still speaking, messengers from the house of Jairus arrived and said, “Your daughter is dead; why bother the Teacher anymore?” 36But Jesus overheard their conversation and said to Jairus, “Do not be afraid; just believe.” 37And He did not allow anyone to accompany Him except Peter, James, and John the brother of James.…

Cross References
Matthew 9:18
While Jesus was saying these things, a synagogue leader 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 5:22
A synagogue leader named Jairus arrived, and seeing Jesus, he fell at His feet

Luke 8:50
But Jesus overheard them and said to Jairus, "Do not be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed."


Treasury of Scripture

As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he said to the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.

only.

Mark 5:34
And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.

Mark 9:23
Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

2 Chronicles 20:20
And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.









Verse 36. - The words of the narrative, as they stand in the Authorized Version, are: As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe. But there is good authority for the reading παρακούσας instead of εὐθέως ἀκούσας which requires the rendering, but Jesus, not heeding, or overhearing. This word (παρακούω) occurs in one other place in the Gospels, namely, in Matthew 18:17, "And if he refuse to hear them (ἐὰν δὲ παρακούσῃ αὐτῶν)." Here the word can only have the meaning of "not heeding," or " refusing to hear." This seems to be a strong reason for giving the word a somewhat similar meaning in this passage. And therefore, on the whole, "not heeding" seems to be the best rendering. Indeed, it seems to cover both meanings. Our Lord would overhear, and yet not heed, the word spoken.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

overheard
παρακούσας (parakousas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3878: From para and akouo; to mishear, i.e. to disobey.

their conversation
λαλούμενον (laloumenon)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

and said
λέγει (legei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

to
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

[Jairus],
ἀρχισυναγώγῳ (archisynagōgō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 752: From arche and sunagoge; director of the synagogue services.

“{Do} not
Μὴ (Mē)
Adverb
Strong's 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

be afraid;
φοβοῦ (phobou)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 5399: From phobos; to frighten, i.e. to be alarmed; by analogy, to be in awe of, i.e. Revere.

just
μόνον (monon)
Adverb
Strong's 3440: Alone, but, only. Neuter of monos as adverb; merely.

believe.”
πίστευε (pisteue)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4100: From pistis; to have faith, i.e. Credit; by implication, to entrust.


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