Jairus’s Daughter Is Raised from the Dead


Jairus

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 his 12-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

Jesus goes to Jarius' home

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 it was too late—his daughter was dead. Mark 5:24–35

He told Jarius not to be sad

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

The little girl had died

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 she was just sleeping

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

Jesus and others went to see the girl

The Savior had everyone leave the house except for Jairus, Jairus’s wife, and the disciples. They went to the room where the little girl lay. Mark 5:40

He healed her.

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

[illustrations] Illustrated by Paul Mann