Luke 8:48

ESV And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.”
NIV Then he said to her, 'Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.'
NASB And He said to her, 'Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.'
CSB "Daughter," he said to her, "your faith has saved you. Go in peace."
NLT Daughter,' he said to her, 'your faith has made you well. Go in peace.'
KJV And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.

What does Luke 8:48 mean?

On His way to heal the daughter of a synagogue leader, Jesus is distracted by His own "daughter." She was ill and unclean. She touched the hem of His cloak in secret, potentially making Him unclean. He forced a confession from her in a crowd so tight it's described using terms appropriate for squeezing out the insides of a grape. She has publicly, although reluctantly, admitted she was unclean and, as far as she knows, made Him so as well (Luke 8:43–47).

By drawing attention to the woman, Jesus blesses her in several different ways. He makes sure the entire region knows she is clean; they can freely associate with her. He lets her know that her faith is the reason she is healed; she is not as helpless as she may have thought. Even more, her peace with God is restored.

This is the only time in Scripture where Jesus calls a woman His daughter. The word connotes a familiarity she could never imagine. The title means she was right to touch Him; she was right to think He was responsible for caring for her. Even more, He is happy to do so.
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