Mark 5:39
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New Living Translation
He went inside and asked, "Why all this commotion and weeping? The child isn't dead; she's only asleep."

King James Bible
And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.

Darby Bible Translation
And entering in he says to them, Why do ye make a tumult and weep? the child has not died, but sleeps.

World English Bible
When he had entered in, he said to them, "Why do you make an uproar and weep? The child is not dead, but is asleep."

Young's Literal Translation
and having gone in he saith to them, 'Why do ye make a tumult, and weep? the child did not die, but doth sleep;

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Touch or Faith?
If I may touch but His clothes, I shall be whole.... Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole.'--Mark v. 28,34. I. The erroneous faith.--In general terms there is here an illustration of how intellectual error may coexist with sincere faith. The precise form of error is clearly that she looked on the physical contact with the material garment as the vehicle of healing--the very same thing which we find ever since running through the whole history of the Church, e.g. the exaltation of externals,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Going Home --A Christmas Sermon
Now, this teaches us a very important fact, namely, this, that true religion does not break in sunder the bonds of family relationship. True religion seldom encroaches upon that sacred, I had almost said divine institution called home; it does not separate men from their families, and make them aliens to their flesh and blood. Superstition has done that; an awful superstition, which calls itself Christianity, has sundered men from their kind; but true religion has never done so. Why, if I might be
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857

Christ's Curate in Decapolis
"And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts. And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him. Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, God home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee."--Mark v. 17-19. That is a striking name for a man, "he that had been possessed with the devil." It would stick to him as long as he lived, and it would be
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 38: 1892

The General Observations are These.
There are in these relations proper circumstances of time and place, and the names and characters of persons. Of the miracle on Jairus's daughter, the time and place are sufficiently specified by St. Mark and St. Luke. It was soon after his crossing the sea of Galilee, after Jesus had cured the men possessed with devils in the country of the Gergesenes, Mark v. 21. And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him, and he was nigh unto the sea. And behold
Nathaniel Lardner—A Vindication of Three of Our Blessed Saviour's Miracles

Cross References
Matthew 9:24
"Get out!" he told them. "The girl isn't dead; she's only asleep." But the crowd laughed at him.

Mark 5:38
When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw much commotion and weeping and wailing.

Mark 5:40
The crowd laughed at him. But he made them all leave, and he took the girl's father and mother and his three disciples into the room where the girl was lying.

John 11:11
Then he said, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but now I will go and wake him up."

Acts 20:10
Paul went down, bent over him, and took him into his arms. "Don't worry," he said, "he's alive!"

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