The Bible

 

Matthew 9:18-26 : Jesus Raises a Dead Girl and Heals a Sick Woman

        

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18 While He was thus speaking, a Ruler came up and profoundly bowing said, "My daughter is just dead; but come and put your hand upon her and she will return to life."

19 And Jesus rose and followed him, as did also His disciples.

20 But a woman who for twelve years had been afflicted with haemorrhage came behind Him and touched the tassel of His cloak;

21 for she said to herself, "If I but touch His cloak, I shall be cured."

22 And Jesus turned and saw her, and said, "Take courage, daughter; your faith has cured you." And the woman was restored to health from that moment.

23 Entering the Ruler's house, Jesus saw the flute-players and the crowd loudly wailing,

24 and He said, "Go out of the room; the little girl is not dead, but asleep." And they laughed at Him.

25 When however the place was cleared of the crowd, Jesus went in, and on His taking the little girl by the hand, she rose up.

26 And the report of this spread throughout all that district.

   Study the Inner Meaning
From Swedenborg's Works

Explanations or references:

Arcana Coelestia 9917, 10023, 10083

Doctrine of the Lord 41


References from Swedenborg's drafts, indexes & diaries:

Apocalypse Explained 195, 815

Scriptural Confirmations 2, 12

Related New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:



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Bible Word Meanings

bowing
'Worship,' as in Revelation 13:12, signifies acknowledging something to be sacred in the church.

said
As with many common verbs, the meaning of “to say” in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Who is speaking? Who is hearing? What...

just
He is said to be 'just' in a spiritual sense, who lives according to divine laws. They on the right hand being called 'just,' as...

come
Coming (Gen. 41:14) denotes communication by influx.

Put
'To put' has reference to order, arrangement, application, and influx.

upon
'Upon' or 'over' signifies being within.

rose
It is common in the Bible for people to "rise up," and it would be easy to pass over the phrase as simply describing a...

disciples
When we read the Gospels and see Jesus addressing the disciples, we assume His words are meant for us as well. And indeed they are!...

twelve
'Twelve' and 'twenty-four' signify everything, and refer to truths.

touched
Imagine having your mother touch your cheek. Then imagine having your spouse or someone you love romantically touch your cheek. Then imagine having a baby...

touch
Imagine having your mother touch your cheek. Then imagine having your spouse or someone you love romantically touch your cheek. Then imagine having a baby...

turned
Swedenborg says that the Lord is the sun of heaven, and like the natural sun of our world shines on everyone, good or evil. What...

saw
The symbolic meaning of "seeing" is "understanding," which is obvious enough that it has become part of common language (think about it; you might see...

faith
It's interesting to note that despite the prominent place of faith in mainstream Christian belief systems, the word itself appears exactly twice in the King...

crowd
'A multitude' relates to truths.

dead
Death in the Bible represents spiritual death, or the destruction of everything that is good and all true beliefs in someone. This happens when people...

asleep
When the man of the church is in a natural state, and not yet in a spiritual state, natural affections, which are various cupidities arising...

rose up
It is common in the Bible for people to "rise up," and it would be easy to pass over the phrase as simply describing a...

Resources for parents and teachers

The items listed here are provided courtesy of our friends at the General Church of the New Jerusalem. You can search/browse their whole library at the New Church Vineyard website.


 Being Healed by the Lord
Worship Talk | Ages over 18

 Daughter Healed
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Healing the Blind Miracles
Compare four stories about the Lord healing the blind by dramatizing them using the “Readers’ Theater” technique. Actors read lines from the script and act out their parts.
Activity | Ages 7 - 14

 Marriage and Family
Lesson and activities looking at how the love of children relates to marriage.
Religion Lesson | Ages over 15

 Prayer for the Harvest
Worship Talk | Ages over 18

Commentary

 

Meditate On What God Says About You      

By Rev. Todd Beiswenger


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Our mind is running all the time, thoughts pouring in for good and for bad. We have a choice as to which thoughts we are going to focus on, and if we can focus on what God says about us we can be happy, grateful and blessed.

(References: Arcana Coelestia 2892; Isaiah 26:3, 60:1-2; Joshua 1:8; Luke 8:49-50; Matthew 9:27-30; Psalms 20:7)


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