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Mark 5:32

ESV And he looked around to see who had done it.
NIV But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it.
NASB And He looked around to see the woman who had done this.
CSB But he was looking around to see who had done this.
NLT But he kept on looking around to see who had done it.
KJV And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.

What does Mark 5:32 mean?

The more Jesus heals, the bigger and more dangerous the crowds get whenever He is around. Even when His presence is requested by a respected synagogue leader, the mob still pushes around Him, trying for a healing touch. One person has been successful, but with the chaos, that person is hoping her touch will go unnoticed. Based solely on this verse, we don't know if Jesus knows the specifics, thanks to His identity as God, or as inspired by the Holy Spirit, or if He truly doesn't know, but He stops everything to identify the one who touched Him.

Jairus is desperate for Jesus to follow and heal his daughter. The disciples are beginning the heady transformation to celebrities, riding Jesus' coat tails to what they assume will become fame and power. The crowd is demanding attention. And Jesus stops. He metaphorically leaves the ninety-nine sheep to find the one who is lost (Matthew 18:10–14).

The person who has touched Jesus is a woman whose condition has left her in a state of chronic ritual uncleanness. She is destitute and cut off from worship according to the ceremonial law. She only wants to be healed; she doesn't want the attention of the God-empowered miracle worker. She doesn't want Him to know that her touch has made Him unclean.

Jesus doesn't care. He wants to find the person whose faith is so strong it drew power out of Him without His conscious intent. He is God, and no amount of human uncleanness can taint Him. In a few short years, He will take the weight of the sins of the world on His shoulders, becoming sin so that the Father will turn His face away (Mark 15:34). He wants to meet the person He has come to die for.
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