Jairus’s Daughter Is Raised from the Dead

Chapter 22

Jesus left a ship and was surrounded by many people. Jairus, a ruler of the synagogue, fell at the Savior’s feet. Mark 5:21–22

His daughter was sick

Jairus said that his twelve-year-old daughter was very ill. He begged Jesus to come and bless her that she would get better and not die. Mark 5:23

The daughter died

As Jesus started to follow Jairus home, other people crowded around, asking Him for blessings. The Savior stopped to heal a woman. As He was talking to her, someone came to tell Jairus that it was too late—his daughter was dead. Mark 5:24–35

Jesus said don't be sad

Hearing what was said, Jesus told Jairus to not be sad but to believe in Him. Mark 5:36

People were weeping for the dead girl

Then He and Peter, James, and John went to Jairus’s house. The house was filled with people weeping and wailing because of the little girl’s death. Mark 5:37–38

Jesus said the girl was sleeping

Jesus asked why they were making so much noise. He said that the girl was not dead but was sleeping. The people laughed at Him for saying that. They were sure that the girl was dead. Mark 5:39–40

Most people left the house

The Savior had everyone leave the house except Jairus, his wife, and the disciples. They went to the room where the little girl was lying. Mark 5:40

Jesus healed the girl

Taking the girl by the hand, Jesus told her to arise. She got up and walked. Her parents were amazed. Jesus told them to not tell anyone what had happened and said that they should give the girl something to eat. Mark 5:41–43

[illustrations] Illustrated by Paul Mann