Matthew 9:20

“And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

( And behold, a woman which was diseased with an issue of blood twelue yeeres, came behinde him, and touched the hemme of his garment.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And a woman who had been suffering from a hemorrhage for twelve years, came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His cloak;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And behold, a woman, who had an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the border of his garment:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And a woman, who for twelve years had had a flow of blood, came after him, and put her hand on the edge of his robe:
- Basic English Bible

And behold, a woman, who had had a bloody flux [for] twelve years, came behind and touched the hem of his garment;
- Darby Bible

(And behold, a woman who was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment.
- Webster's Bible

But a woman who for twelve years had been afflicted with haemorrhage came behind Him and touched the tassel of His cloak;
- Weymouth Bible

Behold, a woman who had an issue of blood for twelve years came behind him, and touched the fringe of his garment;
- World English Bible

And lo! a womman, that hadde the blodi flux twelue yere, neiyede bihynde, and touchide the hem of his cloth.
- Wycliffe Bible

and lo, a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, having come to him behind, did touch the fringe of his garments,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 9:20


9:20 Coming behind - Out of bashfulness and humility.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 9:20


Mt 9:20 And, behold, a woman. On his way to the house of Jairus another miracle was wrought. I think the circumstances of the narrative render the inference almost certain that this account was meant for the consolation of those multitudes of stricken women in all ages who seem to be afflicted with sorrows in very unequal measure, compared with the stronger, and generally, also, the more depraved, sex (W. H. Thomson, M.D.). An issue of blood. A hemorrhage either from the bowels or the womb, probably the latter. Came behind [him], and touched the hem of his garment. The ordinary outer Jewish garment was a square or oblong piece of cloth, worn something like an Indian blanket.

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