The Meaning of Mark 5:22 Explained

Mark 5:22

KJV: And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,

YLT: and lo, there doth come one of the chiefs of the synagogue, by name Jairus, and having seen him, he doth fall at his feet,

Darby: And behold there comes one of the rulers of the synagogue, by name Jairus, and seeing him, falls down at his feet;

ASV: And there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and seeing him, he falleth at his feet,

KJV Reverse Interlinear

And,  behold,  there cometh  one  of the rulers of the synagogue,  Jairus  by name;  and  when he saw  him,  he fell  at  his  feet, 

What does Mark 5:22 Mean?

Context Summary

Mark 5:21-43 - Hope For The Hopeless
We turn from the demon-driven man to this woman, weakened by long disease. For the one there was the outward manifestation of evil, but for the other inward wasting and decay. Let those who are conscious of the ravages of evil in their hearts, destroying their strength, establish connection with Christ as slight as the finger's touch of the garment hem, and forthwith His virtue will enter and stay their inward malady. His power is ever going forth, and faith receives as much as it desires. The reservoir of power is always full, but how few, how very few, have learned the secret of tapping it!
Crowds throng Him, but only one touches. Proximity to Christ does not necessarily imply the appropriation of Christ. But where there is the faintest touch of faith, there is an instantaneous, may we not say, automatic, response. There may be great weakness, the fingers may be too nerveless to grasp, they can only touch; but the slightest degree of faith saves, because it is the channel by which Christ enters, Mark 5:34. Even children are liable to the havoc caused by sin, Mark 5:35-43. Death has passed on all, and from the universal blight even the little ones cannot find immunity. But again we turn to the Master of life, whose touch is as gentle as a woman's and whose voice can penetrate the recesses of the unseen. [source]

Chapter Summary: Mark 5

1  Jesus delivering the possessed of the legion of demons,
13  they enter into the pigs
22  He is entreated by Jairus to go and heal his daughter
25  He heals the woman subject to bleeding,
35  and raises Jairus' daughter from death

What do the individual words in Mark 5:22 mean?

And comes one of the synagogue rulers named Jairus having seen Him falls at the feet of Him
καὶ ἔρχεται εἷς τῶν ἀρχισυναγώγων ὀνόματι Ἰάϊρος ἰδὼν αὐτὸν πίπτει πρὸς τοὺς πόδας αὐτοῦ

ἔρχεται  comes 
Parse: Verb, Present Indicative Middle or Passive, 3rd Person Singular
Root: ἔρχομαι  
Sense: to come.
εἷς  one 
Parse: Adjective, Nominative Masculine Singular
Root: εἷς  
Sense: one.
τῶν  of  the 
Parse: Article, Genitive Masculine Plural
Sense: this, that, these, etc.
ἀρχισυναγώγων  synagogue  rulers 
Parse: Noun, Genitive Masculine Plural
Root: ἀρχισυνάγωγος  
Sense: ruler of the synagogue.
ὀνόματι  named 
Parse: Noun, Dative Neuter Singular
Root: ὄνομα  
Sense: name: univ.
Ἰάϊρος  Jairus 
Parse: Noun, Nominative Masculine Singular
Root: Ἰάϊρος  
Sense: a ruler of a synagogue, probably near the western shore of the Sea of Galilee.
ἰδὼν  having  seen 
Parse: Verb, Aorist Participle Active, Nominative Masculine Singular
Root: εἶδον 
Sense: to see with the eyes.
πίπτει  falls 
Parse: Verb, Present Indicative Active, 3rd Person Singular
Root: πίπτω 
Sense: to descend from a higher place to a lower.
πρὸς  at 
Parse: Preposition
Root: πρός  
Sense: to the advantage of.
πόδας  feet 
Parse: Noun, Accusative Masculine Plural
Root: πούς  
Sense: a foot, both of men or beast.
αὐτοῦ  of  Him 
Parse: Personal / Possessive Pronoun, Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Root: αὐτός  
Sense: himself, herself, themselves, itself.