Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Now when he came to the house, Jesus did not let anyone go in with him except Peter, John, and James, and the child's father and mother.
And they began making fun of him. But he put them all outside and he took the child's father and mother and his own companions and went into the room where the child was.
It will not be like the old covenant that I made with their ancestors when I delivered them from Egypt. For they violated that covenant, even though I was like a faithful husband to them," says the Lord.
But when the crowd had been put outside, he went in and gently took her by the hand, and the girl got up.
He came and raised her up by gently taking her hand. Then the fever left her and she began to serve them.
Then, gently taking the child by the hand, he said to her, "Talitha koum," which means, "Little girl, I say to you, get up."
He took the blind man by the hand and brought him outside of the village. Then he spit on his eyes, placed his hands on his eyes and asked, "Do you see anything?"
But Jesus gently took his hand and raised him to his feet, and he stood up.
Then he came up and touched the bier, and those who carried it stood still. He said, "Young man, I say to you, get up!"
For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whomever he wishes.
When he had said this, he shouted in a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out!"
But Peter sent them all outside, knelt down, and prayed. Turning to the body, he said, "Tabitha, get up." Then she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter, she sat up.
(as it is written, "I have made you the father of many nations"). He is our father in the presence of God whom he believed -- the God who makes the dead alive and summons the things that do not yet exist as though they already do.