Luke 8:52
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New Living Translation
The house was filled with people weeping and wailing, but he said, "Stop the weeping! She isn't dead; she's only asleep."

King James Bible
And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth.

Darby Bible Translation
And all were weeping and lamenting her. But he said, Do not weep, for she has not died, but sleeps.

World English Bible
All were weeping and mourning her, but he said, "Don't weep. She isn't dead, but sleeping."

Young's Literal Translation
and they were all weeping, and beating themselves for her, and he said, 'Weep not, she did not die, but doth sleep;

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

8:52 She is not dead but sleepeth - Her soul is not separated finally from the body; and this short separation is rather to be called sleep than death.

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A Miracle Within a Miracle
'And a woman, having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any, 44. Came behind Him, and touched the border of His garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched. 45. And Jesus said, Who touched Me? When all denied, Peter, and they that were with Him, said, Master, the multitude throng Thee and press Thee, and sayest Thou, Who touched Me? 46. And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched Me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

The Sower and the Seed.
"A sower went out to sow his seed."--ST. LUKE viii. 5. It is significant that the first of the Saviour's parables is the parable of the sower, that the first thing to which He likens His own work is that of the sower of seed, the first lesson He has to impress upon us by any kind of comparison is that the word of God is a seed sown in our hearts, a something which contains in it the germ of a new life. It is no less significant that He returns so often to this same kind of comparison for the purpose
John Percival—Sermons at Rugby

Our Relations to the Departed
"She is not dead, but sleepeth." Luke viii.52 A Great peculiarity of the Christian religion is its transforming or transmuting power. I speak not now of the regeneration which accomplishes in the individual soul, but of the change it works upon things without. It applies the touchstone to every fact of existence, and exposes its real value. Looking through the lens of spiritual observation, it throws the realities of life into a reverse perspective from that which is seen by the sensual eye. Objects
E. H. Chapin—The Crown of Thorns

Further Journeying About Galilee.
^C Luke VIII. 1-3. ^c 1 And it came to pass soon afterwards [ i. e.,. soon after his visit to the Pharisee], that he went about through cities and villages [thus making a thorough circuit of the region of Galilee], preaching and bringing the good tidings of the kingdom of God [John had preached repentance as a preparation for the kingdom; but Jesus now appears to have preached the kingdom itself, which was indeed to bring good tidings--Rom. xiv. 17 ], and with him the twelve [We here get a glimpse
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Matthew 11:17
'We played wedding songs, and you didn't dance, so we played funeral songs, and you didn't mourn.'

Luke 8:51
When they arrived at the house, Jesus wouldn't let anyone go in with him except Peter, John, James, and the little girl's father and mother.

Luke 8:53
But the crowd laughed at him because they all knew she had died.

Luke 23:27
A large crowd trailed behind, including many grief-stricken women.

Luke 23:48
And when all the crowd that came to see the crucifixion saw what had happened, they went home in deep sorrow.

John 11:13
They thought Jesus meant Lazarus was simply sleeping, but Jesus meant Lazarus had died.

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