New International Version
He gave strict orders not to let anyone know about this, and told them to give her something to eat.
King James Bible
And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.
Darby Bible Translation
And he charged them much that no one should know this; and he desired that [something] should be given her to eat.
World English Bible
He strictly ordered them that no one should know this, and commanded that something should be given to her to eat.
Young's Literal Translation
and he charged them much, that no one may know this thing, and he said that there be given to her to eat.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Something should be given her to eat - For though he had employed an extraordinary power to bring her to life, he wills that she should be continued in existence by the use of ordinary means. The advice of the heathen is a good one: -
Nec Deus intersit, nisi dignus vindice nodus Inciderit.
"When the miraculous power of God is necessary, let it be resorted to: when it is not necessary, let the ordinary means be used."
To act otherwise would be to tempt God.
While Christ teaches men the knowledge of the true God, and the way of salvation, he at the same time teaches them lessons of prudence, economy, and common sense. And it is worthy of remark, that all who are taught of him are not only saved, but their understandings are much improved. True religion, civilization, mental improvement, common sense, and orderly behavior, go hand in hand.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
and commanded. This was to shew that she had not only returned to life, but was also restored to perfect health; and to intimate, that though raised to life by extraordinary power, she must be continued in existence, as before, by the use of ordinary means. The advice of a heathen, on another subject, is quite applicable: Nec Deus intersit, nisi dignus vindice nodus inciderit. 'When the miraculous power of God is necessary, let it be resorted to; when not necessary, let the ordinary means be used.' To act otherwise would be to tempt God.
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Then Jesus said to him, "See that you don't tell anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift Moses commanded, as a testimony to them."
He warned them not to tell others about him.
Immediately the girl stood up and began to walk around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished.
As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus gave them orders not to tell anyone what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
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