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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Mark 5:35-43

Diseases and deaths came into the world by the sin and disobedience of the first Adam; but by the grace of the second Adam both are conquered. Christ, having healed an incurable disease, here goes on to triumph over death, as in the beginning of the chapter he had triumphed over an outrageous devil. I. The melancholy news is brought to Jairus, that his daughter is dead, and therefore, if Christ be as other physicians, he comes too late. While there is life, there is hope, and room for the use... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - Mark 5:40-43

5:40-43 But he put them all out, and he took with him the father of the little girl, and the mother and his own friends, and went into the room where the little girl was. He took the little girl by the hand, and he said to her, "Maid! I say to you, Arise!" Immediately the maid arose and walked around, for she was about twelve years of age. And immediately they were amazed with a great astonishment. He gave them strong injunctions that no one should know about this. And he ordered that... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Mark 5:40

And they laughed him to scorn ,.... The servants of the house that had laid her out; and the neighbours and relations that were come in on this occasion, and had satisfied themselves that she was dead; and the players on the pipe and flute, with the mourning women, who got their livelihood this way; See Gill on Matthew 9:24 ; but when he had put them all out : of the house, or that part of it where he was; that is, ordered them to depart, with the leave and consent of the master of the... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Mark 5:40

The father and the mother - Prudence required that they should be present, and be witnesses of the miracle. And them that were with him - That is, Peter, James, and John, Mark 5:37 . It is remarkable that our Lord gave a particular preference to these three disciples, beyond all the rest, on three very important occasions: They were present at the transfiguration. At the raising of Jairus's daughter. At his agony in the garden of Gethsemane. Where the damsel was lying - ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Mark 5:21-43

The maiden's spirit recalled. This narrative is a striking example of intercession, and of its appreciation and reward by the Lord Jesus. The suppliant, Jairus, pleaded for his daughter, and he did not plead in vain. Jesus wrought upon his behalf one of the three miracles of raising from the dead which have been recorded by the evangelists. I. MAN IS TROUBLED , AND JESUS IS COMPASSIONATE . The distress of a father's heart, when his child lies at the point of death, is... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Mark 5:21-43

Jairus's daughter; or, the uses of bereavement. I. DISCOVERING THE NEED OF A SAVIOUR . II. PERFECTING THE SPIRITUAL LIFE OF THE BEREAVED . II. REVEALING THE INFINITE MERCY , SYMPATHY , AND POWER OF CHRIST .—M. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Mark 5:21-43

Jarius's daughter; or, the course of a true faith. I. ORIGINATED BY MANY CIRCUMSTANCES EVIDENT AND OBSCURE . The general ministry of Christ, Perhaps Jairus had been a witness of the centurion's faith. II. CALLED INTO EXERCISE BY GREAT AFFLICTION AND NEED . III. TRIUMPHING OVER DIFFICULTIES . IV. REWARDED BY INEFFABLE ANSWERS AND CONFIRMATIONS .—M. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Mark 5:21-43

Avowed and hidden faith. The two incidents here grouped together show that in the neighborhood of Capernaum faith in Jesus' power to heal has been established; nor is it to be wondered at, seeing the many instances of healing with which the people must be acquainted. The picture is striking. The "Teacher" has returned from his sail across the lake, where truly "the power proceeding from him had gone forth," even the stormy wind yielding to it. A crowd gathers around him. He is standing by... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Mark 5:21-43

Parallel passages: Matthew 9:18-26 ; Luke 8:41-56 .— Touching in the throng. I. The woman with an issue of blood. 1 . A painful disease. The woman mentioned in this section had been a sorely afflicted sufferer. For twelve long and weary years she had suffered from a painful and weakening malady ( ἐν ῥύσει , the preposition ἐν here resembles the beth essentive of Hebrew, denoting in the capacity, character, or condition of, i.e. in the condition of an issue).... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Mark 5:35-43

Life victorious. I. LIFE IN ITS FULNESS KNOWS NO FEAR . Cruel anxieties for the life of those we love are hushed by the voice of Jesus. He ignores death, being the resurrection and the life. We are under a deception of the senses, which Christ saw through. "The child did not die, but is sleeping." From another point of view our saddest facts may be lustrous with the significance of joy. II. LIFE IS COMMANDING . "I say, Arise!" And the words are instantly obeyed.... read more

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