Do not fear! (Lk 8:50-8:50)

“When Jesus

Heard this,

He replied.

‘Do not fear!

Only believe!

She will be saved!’”

 

ὁ δὲ Ἰησοῦς ἀκούσας ἀπεκρίθη αὐτῷ Μὴ φοβοῦ· μόνον πίστευσον, καὶ σωθήσεται.

 

Luke said that when Jesus heard this (ὁ δὲ Ἰησοῦς ἀκούσας), he replied to the synagogue leader (ἀπεκρίθη αὐτῷ) that he should not fear (Μὴ φοβοῦ), but only believe (μόνον πίστευσον), because she would be saved (καὶ σωθήσεται).  Mark chapter 5:36, was similar to Luke here, almost word for word.  However, Matthew did not have this conversation, since the child was dead from the beginning.  Mark said that Jesus overheard what they were talking about.  He then turned to this synagogue leader and told him not to fear, but only believe.  Belief was a key element in many of these healing cases with Jesus.  Would you believe in Jesus at a time of death?

Just believe (Mk 5:36-5:36)

“But overhearing

What they said,

Jesus said

To the leader

Of the synagogue.

‘Do not fear!

Only believe!’”

 

ὁ δὲ Ἰησοῦς παρακούσας τὸν λόγον λαλούμενον λέγει τῷ ἀρχισυναγώγῳ Μὴ φοβοῦ, μόνον πίστευε

 

Luke, chapter 8:50, is similar to Mark, almost word for word.  Mark said that Jesus overheard what they were talking about (ὁ δὲ Ἰησοῦς παρακούσας τὸν λόγον).  He then turned to this synagogue leader (λέγει τῷ ἀρχισυναγώγῳ) and told him not to fear (Μὴ φοβοῦ), but only believe (μόνον πίστευε).  Belief was a key element in many of these healing cases with Jesus.