a ruler of the synagogue at Capernaum, whose only daughter Jesus restored to life (Mark 5:22; Luke 8:41). Entering into the chamber of death, accompanied by Peter and James and John and the father and mother of the maiden, he went forward to the bed whereon the corpse lay, and said, Talitha cumi, i.e., "Maid, arise," and immediately the spirit of the maiden came to her again, and she arose straightway; and "at once to strengthen that life which had come back to her, and to prove that she was indeed no ghost, but had returned to the realities of a mortal existence, he commanded to give her something to eat" (Mark 5:43).
They are all nowhere now, since he has had that girl, that daughter of jairus.
Thus when called to raise the daughter of jairus, he said: 'She is not dead but sleepeth.'
Two other instances of miraculous healing are chronicled by Matthew as closely following the raising of the daughter of jairus.
Matthew: jairus said, “My daughter is even now dead” (ix, 18).
Perhaps the unlucky aspirant might infer that her heart was buried in the grave of jairus.
His name was jairus, but I do not know the name of his little girl.
The raising of the daughter of jairus from her death bed, related by Matthew.
jairus pushed into the crowd, thinking only of his dying daughter.
At last he drew near jairus' house, but people came out of the house and said it was too late, for the little girl was dead.
All hope was gone for jairus, but obediently he led the way.