Summary: The Woman with the Issue of Blood was healed after she touched the hem of Jesus garment....but she wasn't made WHOLE until she told Him EVERYTHING!
Luke 8:43 "And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years,
which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be
healed of any," Luke 8:44 "Came behind [him], and touched the border
of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched."
Matthew 9:20 "And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an
issue of blood twelve years, came behind [him], and touched the hem of
his garment:" Matthew 9:21 "For she said within herself, If I may but
touch his garment, I shall be whole." Matthew 9:22 "But Jesus turned
him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort;
thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from
Mark 5:31 "And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the
multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?" Mark 5:32
"And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing."
This is so interesting, because so many touched Jesus physically;
they were pressed all around Him. Only one touched into His healing
power. Her touch was a touch of faith, knowing within herself that
one touch would make her whole. Healing is a spiritual gift, but many
times it comes with a physical touch of the hand. This touch was the
act of faith that it took to activate the miracle.
Mark 5:33 "But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was
done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the
We see, here, a desperate woman, sick for 12 years, She had spent
all of her money going to doctors who could not heal her. This type of
illness would have kept her from going to the temple. It was really by
Mossaic law illegal for her to touch any holy thing. This woman's
faith in reaching out and touching Jesus' garment was greater than her
fear of being punished. Her faith, when she touched the hem of Jesus'
garment, stopped the blood instantly. Her faith in Jesus Christ healed
Luke 8:45 "And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter
and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee
and press [thee], and sayest thou, Who touched me?"
Peter does not realize the touch of faith had flowed healing
virtues from Jesus to her. They had thronged Jesus. She had touched
Jesus. This was a deliberate touch of faith.
Luke 8:46 "And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I
perceive that virtue is gone out of me."
This touch was not just an ordinary touch. This woman believed in
her heart if she could touch even the hem of His garment, she would be
healed. Her great faith caused the goodness (virtue) of God to flow
out to her and heal her. Jesus knew, because He felt the flow of
goodness from Him to her.
Luke 8:47 "And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came
trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before
all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was
What she had done was really against the law, and she could be
severely punished for touching this Holy man while she had this issue
of blood. You can read about this in Leviticus 12. She was afraid. but