R. (see 27b) They will praise you, Lord, who long for you.
I will fulfill my vows before those who fear
The lowly shall
eat their fill;
who seek the LORD shall praise him:
"May your hearts be ever merry!"
R. They will praise you, Lord, who long for you.
All the ends of the earth
shall remember and turn to the
All the families
of the nations
bow down before him.
To him alone shall bow down
all who sleep in the earth;
Before him shall bend
all who go down into the dust.
R. They will praise you, Lord, who long for
And to him my soul shall
shall serve him.
the coming generation be told of the LORD
that they may proclaim to a people yet to be born
the justice he has
R. They will praise you, Lord,
who long for you.
When Jesus had crossed
again in the boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around him, and he stayed close to the
sea. One of the synagogue
officials, named Jairus, came forward. Seeing him he fell at his feet and pleaded earnestly with him, saying,
"My daughter is at the
point of death. Please,
come lay your hands on her that she may get well and live." He went off with him and a large crowd followed him.
There was a woman afflicted with hemorrhages for
twelve years. She had suffered greatly at the hands of many doctors and had spent all that
she had. Yet she was not helped but only grew worse. She had heard about Jesus and came up
behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak. She said, "If I but touch his clothes, I
shall be cured." Immediately her flow of blood dried up. She felt in her body that she was
healed of her affliction. Jesus, aware at once that power had gone out from him, turned
around in the crowd and asked, "Who has touched my clothes?" But his disciples said to him, "You see
how the crowd is pressing upon you, and yet you ask, Who touched me?" And he looked around to
see who had done it. The woman, realizing what had happened to her, approached in fear and
trembling. She fell down before Jesus and told him the whole truth. He said to her,
"Daughter, your faith has saved you. Go in peace and be cured of your
While he was still speaking, people from the synagogue official's house
arrived and said, "Your daughter has died; why trouble the teacher any
longer?" Disregarding the message that was reported, Jesus said to the synagogue
official, "Do not be afraid; just have faith." He did not allow anyone to accompany him
inside except Peter, James, and John, the brother of James. When they arrived at the house
of the synagogue official, he caught sight of a commotion, people weeping and wailing
loudly. So he went in and said to them, "Why this commotion and weeping? The child is
not dead but asleep." And they ridiculed him. Then he put them all out. He took along
the child's father and mother and those who were with him and entered the room where the
child was. He took the child by the hand and said to her, "Talitha koum," which means, "Little girl, I say
to you, arise!" The girl, a child of twelve, arose immediately and walked around. At that
they were utterly astounded. He gave strict orders that no one should know this and said
that she should be given something to eat.