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And immediately the little girl (for she was 12 years old) got up and began to walk. And they were greatly amazed. Bible other translations

“for she was 12 years old.” This describes why she could walk even though she had been referred to as “little” in this and other Gospel records.

“greatly amazed.” The Greek text is “amazed…with a great amazement,” which is the figure of speech polyptoton, the repetition of both noun and verb forms together (Bullinger, Figures of Speech). It highlights the degree of astonishment, they were greatly amazed. Some manuscripts add “immediately,” and have “and immediately they were utterly amazed.”


Commentary for: Mark 5:42