Monday, June 22, 2009

The Gospel Lesson for Sunday, June 28, 2009

Below is my translation of the Greek. Please leave any comments, ideas or suggestions. And please feel free to read the comments of others. Thanks.

Mark 4:21-43 - And after Jesus had crossed over again in the boat, a great crowd came together before him, and he was beside the lake. And one of the rulers of the synagogue came who’s name was Jarius, and when he saw him, he fell down before his feet. And he called out earnestly saying, "My daughter has come to the end. Come so that you might lay hand upon her so that she might be saved and live. And [Jesus] went with him.

And a great crowded followed him and pressed upon him. And there was a women who had a flow of blood for twelve years and who had endured much suffering from many doctors and had spent all she had and was no better but rather grew worse. Because she heard things concerning Jesus, she came behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak. For she said, "If I might only touch his cloak, then I will be saved." And immediately her flow of blood was dried, and she knew that she was healed of her affliction. And immediately Jesus was aware within himself that power had gone out from him, and he turned around in the crowd and said, "Who touched my cloak?" And his disciples said to him, "Do you see the crowd pressing on you and yet you say, ‘Who touched me?’" And he looked around to see the one who did this. And the woman was afraid and trembling because she knew what had happened to her. And she went and fell before him and said to him the whole truth. And he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has saved you. Go in peace and be well from your affliction."

While he was speaking, a person from the ruler of the synagogue came and said, "Your daughter has died. Why bother the teacher anymore?" But when Jesus overheard the word that had been spoken, he said to the ruler of the synagogue, "Don’t be afraid. Keep on believing." And he didn’t allow anyone to accompany him, except Peter and James and John, the brother of James. And when they came into the house of the ruler of the synagogue, he looked at the uproar and lamenting and all who were weeping. And after he’d gone in, he said to them, "Why the uproar and lamenting? The child isn’t dead but sleeping." And they ridiculed him. But he cast them all out and after taking along the father of the child and the mother and those who were with him, and he went in to where the child was. And after he took hold of the child’s hand, he said to her, "Talitha cumi," which is when translated "Little girl, I say to you, get up." And immediately the little girl rose and walked, for she was twelve. And immediately they were astonished in utter amazement. And he gave them all instructions so that no one should know this. And he said to bring her something to eat.

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