New International Version
he said, "Go away. The girl is not dead but asleep." But they laughed at him.
King James Bible
He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.
Darby Bible Translation
he said, Withdraw, for the damsel is not dead, but sleeps. And they derided him.
World English Bible
he said to them, "Make room, because the girl isn't dead, but sleeping." They were ridiculing him.
Young's Literal Translation
he saith to them, 'Withdraw, for the damsel did not die, but doth sleep,' and they were deriding him;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The maid is not dead, but sleepeth - That is, she is not dead so as to continue under the power of death; but shall be raised from it as a, person is from natural sleep.
They laughed him to scorn - Κατεγελων αυτον, they ridiculed him; from κατα, intensive, and γελαω, I:laugh: - they grinned a ghastly smile, expressive of the contempt they felt for his person and knowledge. People of the world generally ridicule those truths which they neither comprehend nor love, and deride those who publish them; but a faithful minister of God, (copying the example of Christ), keeps on his way, and does the work of his Lord and Master.
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LibraryJune 26. "When He Saw the Multitudes He was Moved" (Matt. Ix. 36).
"When He saw the multitudes He was moved" (Matt. ix. 36). He is able to be "touched with the feeling of our infirmities." The word "touched" expresses a great deal. It means that our troubles are His troubles, and that in all our afflictions He is afflicted. It is not a sympathy of sentiment, but a sympathy of suffering. There is much help in this for the tired heart. It is the foundation of His Priesthood, and God meant that it should be to us a source of unceasing consolation. Let us realize, more …
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"I have become a laughingstock to my friends, though I called on God and he answered-- a mere laughingstock, though righteous and blameless!
But they laughed at him. After he put them all out, he took the child's father and mother and the disciples who were with him, and went in where the child was.
They laughed at him, knowing that she was dead.
Jesus had been speaking of his death, but his disciples thought he meant natural sleep.
Paul went down, threw himself on the young man and put his arms around him. "Don't be alarmed," he said. "He's alive!"
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