The Ruler's Daughter and the Woman Who Touched Jesus' Garment
18 While He was saying these things to them, a synagogue official came and bowed down before Him, and said , "My daughter has just died ; but come and lay Your hand on her, and she will live ." 19 Jesus got up and began to follow him, and so did His disciples . 20 And a woman who had been suffering from a hemorrhage for twelve years , came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His cloak ; 21 for she was saying to herself , "If I only touch His garment , I will get well ." 22 But Jesus turning and seeing her said , "Daughter , take courage ; your faith has made you well ." At once e the woman was made well . 23 When Jesus came into the official's house , and saw the flute-players and the crowd in noisy disorder , 24 He said , "Leave ; for the girl has not died , but is asleep ." And they began laughing at Him. 25 But when the crowd had been sent out, He entered and took her by the hand , and the girl got up. 26 This news spread throughout all that land .
Two Blind Men Receive Sight
27 As Jesus went on from there , two blind men followed Him, crying out, "Have mercy on us, Son of David !" 28 When He entered the house , the blind men came up to Him, and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this ?" They said to Him, "Yes , Lord ." 29 Then He touched their eyes , saying , "It shall be done to you according to your faith ." 30 And their eyes were opened . And Jesus sternly warned them: "See that no one knows about this!" 31 But they went out and spread the news about Him throughout all that land .
A Dumb Man Speaks
32 As they were going out, a mute , demon-possessed man was brought to Him. 33 After the demon was cast out, the mute man spoke ; and the crowds were amazed , and were saying , " Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel ." 34 But the Pharisees were saying , "He casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons ."
The Harvest Is Plenteous
35 Jesus was going through all the cities and villages , teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom , and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness . 36 Seeing the people , He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without e a shepherd . 37 Then He said to His disciples , " The harvest is plentiful , but the workers are few . 38 "Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest ."