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Mark 5:43

    Mark 5:43 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he charged them straightly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he charged them much that no man should know this: and he commanded that'something'should be given her to eat.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he gave them special orders that they were not to say anything of this; and he said that some food was to be given to her.

    Webster's Revision

    And he charged them much that no man should know this: and he commanded that'something'should be given her to eat.

    World English Bible

    He strictly ordered them that no one should know this, and commanded that something should be given to her to eat.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he charged them much that no man should know this: and he commanded that something should be given her to eat.

    Definitions for Mark 5:43

    Charged - Burdened; weighed down.

    Clarke's Commentary on Mark 5:43

    Something should be given her to eat - For though he had employed an extraordinary power to bring her to life, he wills that she should be continued in existence by the use of ordinary means. The advice of the heathen is a good one: -

    Nec Deus intersit, nisi dignus vindice nodus Inciderit.

    Horat

    "When the miraculous power of God is necessary, let it be resorted to: when it is not necessary, let the ordinary means be used."

    To act otherwise would be to tempt God.

    While Christ teaches men the knowledge of the true God, and the way of salvation, he at the same time teaches them lessons of prudence, economy, and common sense. And it is worthy of remark, that all who are taught of him are not only saved, but their understandings are much improved. True religion, civilization, mental improvement, common sense, and orderly behavior, go hand in hand.

    Barnes' Notes on Mark 5:43

    Something should be given her to eat - "He had raised her by extraordinary power, but he willed that she should be sustained by ordinary means." He also in this gave full evidence that she was really restored to life and health. The changes were great, sudden, and certain. There could be no illusion. So, when the Saviour had risen, he gave evidence of his own resurrection by eating with his disciples, John 21:1-13.

    Wesley's Notes on Mark 5:43

    5:43 He charged them that no man should know it - That he might avoid every appearance of vain glory, might prevent too great a concourse of people, and might not farther enrage the scribes and Pharisees against him; the time for his death, and for the full manifestation of his glory, being not yet come. He commanded something should be given her to eat - So that when either natural or spiritual life is restored, even by immediate miracle, all proper means are to be used in order to preserve it.
    Book: Mark