Parallel Texts: Matthew 9:18-26; Luke 7:41-56
In this section, Jesus responds to the plea of a synagogue leader in Capernaum to go to the man’s house to heal his 12-year-old daughter who was seriously ill. On the way, the crowd is pressing against Him and moves slowly along, when a woman who has been suffering for years with a bleeding disorder reaches out to touch his garment believing that she would be healed if she managed just to touch it… and succeeds. She is healed immediately.
Jesus, sensing this wants to identify who had done this, and the terrified woman kneels at His feet. Jesus tells her all is well, and then receives the news that the little girl He was going to heal has died.
When He finally arrives at the scene, He tells the people there that the girl is only sleeping, but they do not…
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