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Bible Commentaries

Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible

Mark 5

Verses 1-43

Nevertheless the men of Gadara "began to beseech Him to depart from their borders" (verse Mar 5:17 ). The price was too heavy; their pigs were destroyed.

There is heartbreak here. Jairus fell at His feet, and said, "My little daughter is at the point of death." "And He went with him." Of course He did! Exposition is superfluous. The procession to Jairus' house halted. The deep compassion of the Master's heart could not pass on without coming into very close dealing with this poor, broken, lonely, ostracized woman. However, contact that heals must always issue in confession that glorifies.

"Thy daughter is dead." Jesus was as quick as affliction's stroke "Fear not, only believe." "The child is not dead, but sleepeth." "Talitha cumi." Wooed by such tones, the child spirit will come from the farthest spheres. He is not here now in bodily presence, and our darling went, and we were left desolate. Nay, not desolate. Surely it was that she heard Him say, Talitha cumi," and our little lamb arose, and went to Him.

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Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on Mark 5". "Morgan's Exposition on the Bible". 1857-84.