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.

Discussion for Matthew 9

  • A disciple
    Hi Alex; I think I understand what you're saying: but the whole purpose for Jesus leaving us in the world for now is for the Holy Spirit in us to convict the world by their seeing the grace of God in our lives as well as in our testimony. As far as looking for signs of His coming; it is the falling away of the many, and the transgressors coming to the full, and universal indifference and unbelief.
  • Alex
    DISCIPLE GM GBU I just posted several times Saturday the kingdom of God is gonna be with in you thus it cannot be seen with the carnal eye i.e. not with OBSERVATION BUT IT WILL BE SEEN BY FAITH, BY FAITH MOSES ENDURED AS SEEING HIM THAT IS INVISIBLE.WE WILL HAVE EYES TO SEE AND EARS TO HEAR THAT WHICH IS INVISIBLE.AS FOR THE LIGHT, THERE CAN BE NO SPRITUALLIGHT TILL THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD RETURNS
  • Donna
    He will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. . .He has begun a mighty work within you and he is the author and finisher of those mighty works. . .He is your STAY -.His word is inscribed upon the tablet of your heart. . .His word does not fall to the ground void, but goes forth to do that which he purposed AND prospers in that thing whereunto it was sent - "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee"
  • Lilian
    The truly harvest are plentous but the labourers are few We must pray that God will send more labourers to the harvest. In society so many who are blessed and seeking God but only few are obeying Gods words but we are already saved by the blood of Jesus thru him only we can enter the Kingdom of God Amen
  • Denbonggerald
    Do not be lazy , get up and do the soulwinning. The Lord will be more pleasant if we follow His first love... Pray to have passions for souls...
  • Mary Brown
    God healed my daughter from a,stroke, heart attack and a brain bleed. He is faithful to his word and he will never fail you especially when you are in trouble.

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