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
    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
  • BSP
    Verse 11: The word of God is likened to a seed. We must get this seed deep down into our hearts in order for it to produce fruitage.
  • 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 CORINTHIANS14:34 LET YOUR WOMEN KEEP SILENCE IN THE CHURCHES FOR IT IS--NOT PERMITTED--UNTO THEM TO SPEAK BUT THEY ARE COMMANDED TO BE UNDER OBEDIENCE AS ALSO SAITH THE LAW 1 TIMOTHY 2:12 BUT I SUFFER NOT A WOMAN TO TEACH NOR TO USURP AUTHORITY OVER THE MAN BUT TO BE IN SILENCE
  • BSP
    Verse 45: Since Jesus had to ask who touched him, this indicates that Jehovah God saw the woman and he used the power that he had given Jesus to heal her.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    We learned in verse 1 that Jesus "went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God". So, He did not miss out any city or village to avoid the excuse that they did not have the opportunity to hear the Word, see the miracles and see the Saviour in action. Today, we also have no excuse as the Word is now preached throughout the world.
  • 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 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

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