While He was still speaking, people
*came from the house of
the synagogue official, saying, 'Your daughter has died; why bother the Teacher further?'
But Jesus, overhearing what was being spoken, *said to the synagogue official, 'Do not be afraid, onlybelieve.'
And He allowed no one to accompany Him except Peter, James, and John the brother of James.
They *came to the house of the synagogue official, and He *saw a commotion, and people
loudly weeping and wailing.
And after entering, He *said to them, 'Why are you making a commotion and weeping? The child has not died, but is asleep.'
And they began
laughing at Him. But putting them all outside, He *took along the child’s father and mother and His own companions, and *entered the room
where the child was in bed.
And taking the child by the hand, He *said to her, 'Talitha, kum!' (which translated means, 'Little girl, I say to you, get up!').
And immediately the girl got up and began
to walk, for she was twelve years old. And immediately they were completely astonished.
And He gave them strict orders that no one was to know about this, and He told them
to have something
given her to eat.