Luke 8:52

“And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weepe not, she is not dead, but sleepeth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now they were all weeping and lamenting for her; but He said, "Stop weeping, for she has not died, but is asleep."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And all were weeping, and bewailing her: but he said, Weep not; for she is not dead, but sleepeth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And all the people were weeping and crying for her; but he said, Do not be sad, for she is not dead, but sleeping.
- Basic English Bible

And all were weeping and lamenting her. But he said, Do not weep, for she has not died, but sleeps.
- Darby Bible

And all wept and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not: she is not dead, but sleepeth.
- Webster's Bible

The people were all weeping aloud and beating their breasts for her; but He said, "Leave off wailing; for she is not dead, but asleep."
- Weymouth Bible

All were weeping and mourning her, but he said, "Don't weep. She isn't dead, but sleeping."
- World English Bible

And alle wepten, and biweileden hir. And he seide, Nyle ye wepe, for the damysel is not deed, but slepith.
- Wycliffe Bible

and they were all weeping, and beating themselves for her, and he said, `Weep not, she did not die, but doth sleep;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 8:52


8:52 She is not dead but sleepeth - Her soul is not separated finally from the body; and this short separation is rather to be called sleep than death.


Discussion for Luke 8

  • A disciple
    "Therefore see ye how ye hear; for it shall be given to him that hath, and whoever hath not, also that that he weeneth (thinks, imagines, assumes wrongly) that he have, shall be taken away from him." Luke 8:18 (Wycliffe Bible) Whether it be the work of the devil, or one's neglect of working on himself, or misguided mingling with things of life; WE OURSELVES will account for how we act on the Word.
  • A disciple
    "..how great things God hath done unto thee.." (cont.) Peter and the other Apostles never went around talking about their past lives of sin and uncleanness; but they expounded the Scriptures by the wisdom and understanding God had given them through the Spirit and preached that men should repent. No one is going to get saved by listening to the catalog of a man's past sins, but by preaching Jesus!
  • A disciple
    "Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him." On the subject of testifying to others "how great things God hath done" unto us; we have to speak of the things we KNOW, just like this man KNEW that Jesus had healed him! Everyone could see the evidence in his life!
  • Servant
    Who gets transformed? Those who hear the word from the fertile ground of faith. What is faith? The turning away from the pleasures of this world for they are not blessings from God but devices of the Devil. Look how many devils entered into Legion: enoigh to drown a herd of swine! Who has faith to be healed? Those who humble themselves, not boasters, those self congradulators who lead us.
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 8:21 AND HE ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO THEM MY MOTHER AND MY BRETHREN ARE THESE WHICH HEAR THE WORD OF GOD AND DO IT 1 JOHN 3:10 IN THIS THE CHILDREN OF GOD ARE MANIFEST AND THE CHILDREN OF THE devil WHOSOEVER DOETH NOT RIGHTEOUSNESS --- IS NOT OF GOD --- NEITHER HE THAT LOVETH NOT HIS BROTHER 1 JOHN 5:2 BY THIS WE KNOW THAT WE LOVE THE CHILDREN OF GOD WHEN WE LOVE GOD AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS
  • A disciple
    BSP; Good words! "He that sows the good seed is the Son of Man" the good seed is the word of God sown into our hearts. We must have a good and honest heart to receive the word right so that it will sprout and grow in us and come to maturity and bear good fruit unto God. We are known by our fruit; our fruit is to be in the image and likeness of God: that's how it is known that we are men! Gen. 1:26

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