Mark 5:21-6:6 Reading the Passage

Exercise Dynamic Faith in Jesus – Mark 5:21-6:6

5 (21) When Jesus had again crossed over in the boat to the other side of the lake, a large crowd gathered around him. While he was still by the sea, (22) there came one of the rulers of the synagogue, a man named Jairus. Seeing Jesus, he fell at his feet (23) and earnestly begged him, My little daughter is at the point of death; I plead with you to come and lay your hands on her, so that she may recover and live. (24) Jesus went with him; and a large crowd followed him, and they pressed upon him. (25) A woman—who had a hemorrhage for twelve years, (26) and had suffered many things at the hands of many physicians, and had spent all her money, and was not at all better, but rather grew worse—(27) having heard about Jesus, came up behind him in the crowd and touched his garment. (28) She thought, If I can only touch his garments, I shall be healed. (29) And immediately her bleeding stopped; and she felt in her body that she was cured of her illness. (30) Realizing that the power proceeding from him had gone forth, Jesus immediately turned around in the crowd and said, Who touched my garments? (31) And his disciples said to him, You see the crowd pressing upon you, and you ask, Who touched me? (32) But he looked around to see the woman who had done this thing. (33) And the woman, fearful and trembling, knowing what had been done to her, came and fell down before him, and told him the whole truth. (34) He said to her, Daughter, your faith has restored you; go in peace and be cured of your illness.

(35) While he was still speaking, certain persons came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house saying, Your daughter is dead. Why do you bother the Teacher any more? (36) But Jesus, ignoring what they said, told the ruler of the synagogue, Do not be afraid, only believe. (37) He permitted no one to come with him, except Peter, James, and John the brother of James. (38) When they came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, he saw a commotion, with people weeping and wailing loudly. (39) When he had entered the house, he said to them, Why are you making such a commotion, why are you weeping? The child is not dead; she is only sleeping. (40) But they laughed at him scornfully. But he, after removing them all from the house, took the father of the child and her mother and those who were with him, and went in to where the child was. (41) Taking the child by the hand, he said to her, Talitha, cumi; which means, Little girl, I say to you, Get up. (42) Immediately the little girl got up and walked; for she was twelve years old. And they were overcome with great astonishment. (43) He sternly charged them that no one should know about this. Then he told them to give her something to eat.

6 Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples. (2) When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue. Many who heard him were astonished, saying, Where did this man learn these things? and, What is the wisdom that has been given to this man, and what is the meaning of such mighty works preformed by his hands? (3) Is this not the carpenter, the son of Mary, and the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? Are not his sisters here with us? So they took offense at him. (4) But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor, except in his own hometown, and among his own relatives, and in his own house. (5) He could not do any mighty work there; although he did lay his hands upon a few sick people and heal them. (6) He was amazed at their unbelief. Then he went around from village to village teaching.

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.