Mark 5:38
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New International Version
When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly.

King James Bible
And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.

Darby Bible Translation
And he comes to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and sees the tumult, and people weeping and wailing greatly.

World English Bible
He came to the synagogue ruler's house, and he saw an uproar, weeping, and great wailing.

Young's Literal Translation
and he cometh to the house of the chief of the synagogue, and seeth a tumult, much weeping and wailing;

Mark 5:38 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He cometh - But ερχονται, they come, is the reading of ABCDF, four others, and several versions.

Wept and wailed - See on Matthew 9:23 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

and seeth.

Jeremiah 9:17-20 Thus said the LORD of hosts, Consider you, and call for the mourning women, that they may come; and send for cunning women...

Matthew 9:23,24 And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise...

Matthew 11:17 And saying, We have piped to you, and you have not danced; we have mourned to you, and you have not lamented.

Luke 8:52,53 And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleeps...

Acts 9:39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping...

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September 12 Morning
I have seen his ways, and will heal him.--ISA. 57:18. I am the Lord that healeth thee. O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.--Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.--All things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. Come now, and let us reason together,
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

A Refused Bequest
'He that had been possessed with the devil prayed Jesus that he might be with Him. 19. Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee.'--Mark v. 18,19. There are three requests, singularly contrasted with each other, made to Christ in the course of this miracle of healing the Gadarene demoniac. The evil spirits ask to be permitted to go into the swine; the men of the country, caring more for their swine than their
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Touch of Faith
Returning from Gergesa to the western shore, Jesus found a multitude gathered to receive Him, and they greeted Him with joy. He remained by the seaside for a time, teaching and healing, and then repaired to the house of Levi-Matthew to meet the publicans at the feast. Here Jairus, the ruler of the synagogue, found Him. This elder of the Jews came to Jesus in great distress, and cast himself at His feet, exclaiming, "My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray Thee, come and lay Thy hands
Ellen Gould White—The Desire of Ages

Conversion, Its Nature and Necessity.
Closely related to the doctrine of the power, or efficacy, of the divine Word--as considered in the last chapter--is the doctrine of conversion. It is the subject of conversion, therefore, that we now purpose to examine. It is an important subject. It deserves a prominent place in treating of the Way of Salvation. It is also an intensely personal subject. Each one who desires to be in the Way of Salvation is personally interested in it. The eternal destiny of every one who reads these pages is closely
G. H. Gerberding—The Way of Salvation in the Lutheran Church

Cross References
Matthew 9:18
While he was saying this, a synagogue leader came and knelt before him and said, "My daughter has just died. But come and put your hand on her, and she will live."

Mark 5:22
Then one of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet.

Mark 5:39
He went in and said to them, "Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep."

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