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40And they laughed at him. Then he put them all outside, and took the child’s father and mother and those who were with him, and went in where the child was.

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40. And they laughed him to scorn—rather, simply, "laughed at Him"—"knowing that she was dead" (Lu 8:53); an important testimony this to the reality of her death.

But when he had put them all out—The word is strong—"turned them all out"; meaning all those who were making this noise, and any others that may have been there from sympathy, that only those might be present who were most nearly concerned, and those whom He had Himself brought as witnesses of the great act about to be done.

he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him—Peter, and James, and John.

and entereth in where the damsel was lying.




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