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Christ Raising Jairus' Daughter
Blake's image in the Blake Archive.
 And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,
 And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.
 And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him.
 While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further?
 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.
 And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.
 And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.
 And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.
 And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.
 And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.
 And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.
 And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.
Milton, Plate 25 , (E 122) "The Elect is one Class: You Shall bind them separate: they cannot Believe in Eternal Life Except by Miracle & a New Birth. The other two Classes; The Reprobate who never cease to Believe, and the Redeemd, Who live in doubts & fears perpetually tormented by the Elect"
Satiric Verses and Epigrams, (E 501) "You dont believe I wont attempt to make ye You are asleep I wont attempt to wake ye Sleep on Sleep on while in your pleasant dreams Of Reason you may drink of Lifes clear streams Reason and Newton they are quite two things For so the Swallow & the Sparrow sings Reason says Miracle. Newton says Doubt Aye thats the way to make all Nature out Doubt Doubt & dont believe without experiment That is the very thing that Jesus meant When he said Only Believe Believe & try Try Try & never mind the Reason why" Auguries of Innocence, (E 492) "He who Doubts from what he sees Will neer Believe do what you Please If the Sun & Moon should Doubt Theyd immediately Go out" Post on a daughter who was sacrificed.