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The Young Man from Nain

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The Young Man from Nain

The young man from Nain was the widow's son whom Christ raised from the dead according to the Gospel of Luke 7:11-17.[1] He did so during the young man's burial in the village of Nain, Israel, two miles south of Mount Tabor. This is the first of three miracles of Jesus in the canonical gospels in which he raises the dead, the other two being Daughter of Jairus and Raising of Lazarus.

The miracle is described thus:

11 Soon afterward Jesus went to a town named Nain, accompanied by His disciples and a large crowd. 12 And when He arrived at the gate of the town, a funeral procession was coming out. A young man had died, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her. 13 And when the Lord saw her, His heart was filled with pity for her, and He said to her, “Do not weep”. 14 Then He walked over and touched the coffin, while the pallbearers stood still. Jesus said to the dead man, “Young man, I say to thee, arise!” And he who was dead, sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother.

16 Then they all were filled with awe and praised God. And they said, “A great prophet has risen among us”, and “God has visited His people”.

17 This news about Jesus went out through all the country and the surrounding territory.


See also

External links

  • The Raising of the Widow's Son at the Boston Christian Bible Study website
  • Nain at the Bible Homelands website
Raising of the son of the widow of Nain
Preceded by
Parable of the Two Builders
in the Sermon on the Mount
New Testament
Succeeded by
Parable of the Two Debtors
Parables of Jesus
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