| Hurlbut's Story of the Bible|
|by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut|
|A book which stands in such honor as the Bible should be known by all. And the time when one can most readily obtain a familiarity with the Bible is in early life. Those who in childhood learn the Story of the Bible are fortunate, for they will never forget it. In this unabridged and unedited edition you will find all the principal stories of the Bible, each one complete in itself, while together combining to form a continuous narrative. With 168 stories from both the Old Testament and the New Testament, there is ample material for a full year of reading. Ages 6-12 |
THE LITTLE GIRL WHO WAS RAISED TO LIFE
Matthew ix: 18 to 38; x: 1 to 42; Mark v: 22 to 43; Luke viii: 41 to 56; ix: 1 to 5.
HEN Jesus and his disciples landed at Capernaum, after
their sail across the lake, they found a crowd of
people on the shore waiting for them. And a man came
forward from the throng and fell down at the feet of
Jesus. He was one of the chief men in the synagogue,
and his name was Jairus. He said:
"O Master, come to my house at once! My little daughter
is dying; but if you will come and lay your hands upon
her, she will live."
 And Jesus went with Jairus, and his disciples followed
him, and also many people, who thronged around Jesus.
In the crowd was a poor woman who had been ill for very
many years from a sore out of which her blood ran, so
that she was very weak. Many doctors had tried to help
her, but they could not; and she had spent all her
money, so that she was now very poor.
This woman had heard of Jesus; and she tried to come to
him, but she could not reach him in the throng of
people. She said to herself, "If I can only touch his
garment, I know that the touch will make me well." And
as Jesus passed by, she reached out her hand and
touched the hem of his robe. At that instant she felt
in her body that she was cured. Jesus himself felt her
touch, and turning around, said, "Who touched me?"
THE WOMAN TOUCHING THE HEM OF JESUS' ROBE
Peter said to him, "Master, the crowd throngs around
you and pressed upon you. How can you ask, 'Who touched
But Jesus said, "Some one has touched me; for I feel
that power has gone out from me."
And he looked around to see who it was. Then the woman
came forward, fearing and trembling over what she had
done. She fell down before Jesus, and told how she had
touched him and had
 been made well. But Jesus said to her, "Daughter, be of
good comfort; your faith has made you well; rise up and
go in peace."
And from that hour the woman was free from her disease.
All this time, while Jesus was waiting, Jairus, the
father of the dying child, stood beside Jesus in great
trouble, for he feared that his child would die before
Jesus could come to his house. And at that moment some
one came to him and said, "It is too late; your
daughter is dead; you need not trouble the Master any
But Jesus said to him, "Do not be afraid; only believe,
and she will yet be saved to you."
Soon they came to the house where Jairus lived; and
they could hear the people weeping and crying aloud.
Jesus said to them, "Why do you make such a noise? The
little girl is not dead, but only asleep."
Jesus meant by this that we need not be filled with
sorrow when our friends die, for death is only a sleep
for a time until God shall awake them. But they did not
understand this; and they would not be comforted, for
they knew that the child was dead.
Jesus would not allow any of the crowd of people to go
into the room where the dead child was. He took with
him three of his disciples, Peter, James, and John, and
the father and mother of the child, and shut out all
the rest of the people. On a couch was lying the dead
body of a girl, twelve years old. Taking the hand of
the child into his own, he said to her, "Little girl,
JESUS RAISING JAIRUS' DAUGHTER TO LIFE
And the life of the little girl came again. She opened
her eyes, and sat up. Jesus told them to give her
something to eat; and he said to them, "Do not tell any
one how the little girl was brought to life."
Already the crowds following him were so great that he
could not teach the people in the city; and if it
became known that he could raise the dead to life, the
throng and the press of the multitudes would be
greater. His great work was to teach and to bring life
to the souls of men, rather than to heal, or to raise
And he went out once more among the villages of
Galilee, teaching in the synagogues, and healing the
sick people who were brought to him. He pitied the
people, because there was no one to give them the
gospel; and they were like sheep wandering and lost
without a shepherd. He said to his disciples:
"The harvest truly is great, but the workers to gather
 harvest are few. Pray to the Lord of the harvest, that
he may send out reapers into these harvest-fields."
JESUS HEALING THE SICK
And after this Jesus sent out his twelve disciples to
different places to preach in his name to the people.
He sent them forth in pairs, two of them together, so
that they could help each other. And he gave them power
to heal the sick, and to cast out evil spirits from
men. He said to them:
"Go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel; and as
you go, preach, saying, 'The kingdom of heaven is at
hand.' Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the
dead, cast out the evil spirits; freely you have
received, freely give. Do not take any money with you;
but at every place ask for some good man, and stay at
"And if any people will not listen to your words, when
you go out of that house or out of that city, shake off
the dust from your sandals, as a sign; and God will
judge that house or that city.
"He that hears you, hears me; and he that hears me,
hears him who sent me. And if any one will give to
drink to one of these little ones a cup of cold water
only in the name of a disciple, he shall not lose his
The twelve disciples went out in pairs, as Jesus had
commanded them, and preached in all the cities of
Galilee, that men should cease from their sins and turn
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