Luke 8:52-53

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

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

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

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

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

tn Or “had died.”