Mark 5:26
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English Standard Version
and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse.

King James Bible
And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,

American Standard Version
and had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And had suffered many things from many physicians; and had spent all that she had, and was nothing the better, but rather worse,

English Revised Version
and had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,

Webster's Bible Translation
And had suffered many things from many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was not relieved, but rather grew worse,

Weymouth New Testament
and had undergone many different treatments under a number of doctors and had spent all she had without receiving benefit but on the contrary growing worse,

Mark 5:26 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Mark is much fuller and more vivid than Matthew or Luke.

Had suffered (παθοῦσα)

To be taken, as everywhere in the New Testament, in the sense of suffering pain, not merely subjected to treatment. What she may have suffered will appear from the prescription for the medical treatment of such a complaint given in the Talmud. "Take of the gum of Alexandria the weight of a zuzee (a fractional silver coin); of alum the same; of crocus the same. Let them be bruised together, and given in wine to the woman that has an issue of blood. If this does not benefit, take of Persian onions three logs (pints); boil them in wine, and give her to drink, and say, 'Arise from thy flux.' If this does not cure her, set her in a place where two ways meet, and let her hold a cup of wine in her right hand, and let some one come behind and frighten her, and say, ' Arise from thy flux.' But if that do no good, take a handful of cummin (a kind of fennel), a handful of crocus, and a handful of fenugreek (another kind of fennel). Let these be boiled in wine and give them her to drink, and say, ' Arise from thy flux !'" If these do no good, other doses, over ten in number, are prescribed, among them this: "Let them dig seven ditches, in which let them burn some cuttings of vines, not yet four years old. Let her take in her hand a cup of wine, and let them lead her away from this ditch, and make her sit down over that. And let them remove her from that, and make her sit down over another, saying to her at each remove, 'Arise from thy flux!'" (Quoted from Lightfoot by Geikie, "Life and Words of Christ").

Of many physicians (ὑπὸ)

Lit., under; i.e., under the hands of.

And was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse

Luke's professional pride as a physician kept him from such a statement. Compare Luke 8:43.

Mark 5:26 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

had suffered. No person will wonder at this account when he considers the therapeutics of the Jewish physicians, in reference to diseases of this kind (for an account of which, see Drs. Lightfoot and Clarke). She was, therefore, a fit patient for the Great Physician.

Job 13:4 But you are forgers of lies, you are all physicians of no value.

Jeremiah 8:22 Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?

Jeremiah 30:12,13 For thus said the LORD, Your bruise is incurable, and your wound is grievous...

Jeremiah 51:8 Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.

nothing.

Psalm 108:12 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.

Cross References
Mark 5:25
And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years,

Mark 5:27
She had heard the reports about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his garment.

Luke 8:43
And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, and though she had spent all her living on physicians, she could not be healed by anyone.

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