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Luke 8:55

    Luke 8:55 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And her spirit returned, and she rose up immediately: and he commanded that'something be given her to eat.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And her spirit came back to her and she got up straight away: and he gave orders that food was to be given to her.

    Webster's Revision

    And her spirit returned, and she rose up immediately: and he commanded that'something be given her to eat.

    World English Bible

    Her spirit returned, and she rose up immediately. He commanded that something be given to her to eat.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And her spirit returned, and she rose up immediately: and he commanded that something be given her to eat.

    Definitions for Luke 8:55

    Meat - Food.
    Straightway - Immediately.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 8:55

    And he commanded to give her meat - Though she was raised to life by a miracle, she was not to be preserved by a miracle. Nature is God's great instrument, and he delights to work by it; nor will he do any thing by his sovereign power, in the way of miracle, that can be effected by his ordinary providence. Again, God will have us be workers together with him: he provides food for us, but he does not eat for us; we eat for ourselves, and are thus nourished on the bounty that God has provided. Without the food, man cannot be nourished; and unless he eat the food, it can be of no use to him. So, God provides salvation for a lost world, and bestows it on every penitent believing soul; but he neither repents nor believes for any man. A man repents and believes for himself, under the succours of God's grace.