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

  • BSP
    Verse 11: The Bible is likened to a seed here. We must get the Word of God into our minds and sink it deep down into our hearts.
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 8:11 now the parable is this the seed is the word of GOD --8:12-- those by the wayside are they that hear then cometh the devil and taketh away the word out of their hearts --- LEST THEY SHOULD BELIEVE AND BE SAVED --- 8:13 --- they on the rock are they which when they hear receive the word with joy and these have no root which for a while believe and in time of temptation fall away
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 8:14 and that which fell among thorns are they which when they have heard go forth and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life and bring no fruit to perfection --8:15-- but that on the good ground are they which --- in an honest and good heart --- keep it and bring forth fruit with patience
  • Brother Richard
    Luke 8 is one of those chapters that you will overlook wonderful lessons in if you read it to fast. For example, vs.41
  • Servant of God
    What does it mean, Salvation, and why should one sweat it? Some think it's easy as accepting Jesus in your heart. Would that it was as easy as holding hands in a circle and feigning ecstasy! But it is about your human experience on earth, altogether. It is about deriving from the Word what God intends. And changing dramatically, resisting sin, as God, the Father has taught since Adam and Eve.
  • 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.

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