37 And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.

Other Translations of Mark 5:37

New International Version

37 He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James.

English Standard Version

37 And he allowed no one to follow him except Peter and James and John the brother of James.

The Message

37 He permitted no one to go in with him except Peter, James, and John.

New King James Version

37 And He permitted no one to follow Him except Peter, James, and John the brother of James.

New Living Translation

37 Then Jesus stopped the crowd and wouldn't let anyone go with him except Peter, James, and John (the brother of James).

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Mark 5:37

Commentary on Mark 5:35-43

(Read Mark 5:35-43)

We may suppose Jairus hesitating whether he should ask Christ to go on or not, when told that his daughter was dead. But have we not as much occasion for the grace of God, and the comfort of his Spirit, for the prayers of our ministers and Christian friends, when death is in the house, as when sickness is there? Faith is the only remedy against grief and fear at such a time. Believe the resurrection, then fear not. He raised the dead child to life by a word of power. Such is the gospel call to those who are by nature dead in trespasses and sins. It is by the word of Christ that spiritual life is given. All who saw it, and heard of it, admired the miracle, and Him that wrought it. Though we cannot now expect to have our dead children or relatives restored, we may hope to find comfort under our trials.