Why did God say not to let anyone know about His miracle with Jairus’ daughter in Mark 5:43?


Mark 5:43

NKJV - 43 But He commanded them strictly that no one should know it, and said that something should be given her to eat.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I would say that, as impressive as Jesus' miracles were (especially the raising of individuals from the dead), they were not the primary focus of His ministry, which was the salvation of humanity that could only be accomplished through His death and resurrection.

Jesus gave the instruction cited in the question on multiple occasions because He foreknew all the events that had to take place or be accomplished or fulfilled during His ministry, and wanted nothing to disrupt or misdirect the timetable for their performance, which could happen if people came to view Him primarily (or solely) as a worker of physical wonders, or as a source of temporal deliverance from Roman rule, with no regard for the spiritual objectives that He was trying to achieve, including the importance of the cultivation of a sustaining faith for a time when He would no longer be physically present on earth.

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