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Luke 8:52-53

8:52 Now they were all 1  wailing and mourning 2  for her, but he said, “Stop your weeping; she is not dead but asleep.” 8:53 And they began making fun 3  of him, because they knew 4  that she was dead. 5 

1 sn This group probably includes outside or even professional mourners, not just family, because a large group seems to be present.

2 tn Grk “beating the breasts” (in mourning); see L&N 52.1.

3 tn This imperfect verb has been translated as an ingressive imperfect.

4 tn The participle εἰδότες (eidotes) has been translated as a causal adverbial participle.

5 tn Or “had died.”

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