Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Dead are Raised

And, behold, there come unto him one of the rulers of the synagogue, Yair, or Jairus, by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,  And besought him greatly, saying, "My little daughter lies at the point of death: I beg you, come and lay your hands on her, that she may be healed; and so she shall live." And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him.  And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, and had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was none the better, but rather had grown worse. When she had heard of Jesus, she came in the press behind, and touched his garment.  For she said, "If I may only touch the fringes of his garment, I shall be whole."  And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that disease.  And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned himself around in the press, and said, "Who touched my clothes?"  And his disciples said unto him, "You see the multitude thronging you, and yet you say, "Who touched me?"" Jesus said, "Someone touched me, for I felt virtue release from My body." And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing. But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth. And he said unto her, "Daughter, your faith has made you whole; go in peace, and be free from your disease."  While He yet spoke, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, "Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Master any further?"  As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he said unto the ruler of the synagogue, "Do not be afraid, only believe."  And he allowed no man to follow him, except Kaipha, and Jacob, and Johannon the brother of Jacob. And he came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeing the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly. And when he was come in, he said unto them, "Why do you make this great ado, and weep? The girl is not dead, but is sleeping."  And they scornfully laughed at Him. But when he had put them all out, he took the father and the mother of the girl, and them that were with him, and entered into the room where the damsel was lying.  And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, "Talitha qum"; which is Aramaic for, "Little girl, arise."  And straightaway the girl arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment. And he charged them strictly that no one should know it; and he also commanded that something should be given her to eat (Mark 5:22-43, Luke 8:40-55).

And it came to pass afterwards, that he went into a town called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and many other people.  Now when he came near to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and many people of the city were with her.  And when Jesus saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, "Don't cry." And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, "Talya qum," which is Aramaic for "Young man, I say unto you, Arise."  And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother.  And there came a terrible fear upon all. And they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet is risen up among us;" and, "God hath visited his people."  And this report of him went forth throughout all Judea, and throughout all of the region round about (Luke 7:11-17).

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