Mark 3:9
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New International Version
Because of the crowd he told his disciples to have a small boat ready for him, to keep the people from crowding him.

New Living Translation
Jesus instructed his disciples to have a boat ready so the crowd would not crush him.

English Standard Version
And he told his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd, lest they crush him,

Berean Study Bible
Jesus asked His disciples to have a boat ready for Him so that the crowd would not crush Him.

Berean Literal Bible
And He spoke to His disciples, that a boat might wait upon Him, on account of the crowd, that they might not press upon Him.

New American Standard Bible
And He told His disciples that a boat should stand ready for Him because of the crowd, so that they would not crowd Him;

King James Bible
And he spake to his disciples, that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then He told His disciples to have a small boat ready for Him, so the crowd would not crush Him.

International Standard Version
Jesus told his disciples to have a boat ready for him so that the crowd wouldn't crush him,

NET Bible
Because of the crowd, he told his disciples to have a small boat ready for him so the crowd would not press toward him.

New Heart English Bible
And he told his disciples that a small boat should stay near him because of the crowd, so that they would not press on him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he told his disciples that they should bring him a ship because of the crowds, lest they would throng him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus told his disciples to have a boat ready so that the crowd would not crush him.

New American Standard 1977
And He told His disciples that a boat should stand ready for Him because of the multitude, in order that they might not crowd Him;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he spoke to his disciples that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him.

King James 2000 Bible
And he spoke to his disciples, that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him.

American King James Version
And he spoke to his disciples, that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him.

American Standard Version
And he spake to his disciples, that a little boat should wait on him because of the crowd, lest they should throng him:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he spoke to his disciples that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him.

Darby Bible Translation
And he spoke to his disciples, in order that a little ship should wait upon him on account of the crowd, that they might not press upon him.

English Revised Version
And he spake to his disciples, that a little boat should wait on him because of the crowd, lest they should throng him:

Webster's Bible Translation
And he spoke to his disciples, that a small boat should wait on him, because of the multitude, lest they should throng him.

Weymouth New Testament
So He gave directions to His disciples to keep a small boat in constant attendance on Him because of the throng--to prevent their crushing Him.

World English Bible
He spoke to his disciples that a little boat should stay near him because of the crowd, so that they wouldn't press on him.

Young's Literal Translation
And he said to his disciples that a little boat may wait on him, because of the multitude, that they may not press upon him,
Study Bible
Multitudes Follow Jesus
8Jerusalem, Idumea, the region beyond the Jordan, and the vicinity of Tyre and Sidon. The large crowd came to Him when they heard what great things He was doing. 9Jesus asked His disciples to have a boat ready for Him so that the crowd would not crush Him. 10For He had healed so many that all who had diseases were pressing forward to touch Him.…
Cross References
Matthew 15:39
After Jesus had dismissed the crowds, He got into the boat and went to the region of Magadan.

Mark 4:1
Once again, Jesus began to teach beside the sea, and such a large crowd gathered around Him that He got into a boat and sat in it. All the people crowded along the shore,

Mark 4:36
After they had dismissed the crowd, they took Jesus with them, since He was already in the boat. And there were other boats with Him.

Mark 5:2
As soon as Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an unclean spirit came from the tombs and met Him.

Mark 6:32
So they went away in a boat by themselves to a solitary place.

Luke 5:1
On one occasion, while Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret with the crowd pressing in on Him to hear the word of God,

Luke 5:3
Jesus got into the boat belonging to Simon and asked him to put out a little from shore. And sitting down, He taught the people from the boat.
Treasury of Scripture

And he spoke to his disciples, that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him.

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Mark 5:30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out …

John 6:15 When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him …

(9) That a small ship should wait on him.--The fact thus mentioned incidentally shows that in what is recorded in Matthew 13:2 our Lord was but having recourse to a practice already familiar.

Verse 9. - And he spake to his disciples, that a small ship (πλοιάριον) - literally, a little boat - should wait on him προσκαρτερῆ αὐτῷ) - literally, should be in close attendance upon him - because of the multitude, lest they should throng him. This shows in a very graphic manner how assiduously and closely the crowd pressed upon him, so that he was obliged to have a little boat always in readiness, in which he might take refuge when the pressure became too great, and so address them with greater freedom from the boat. St. Luke (Luke 5:3) says, "He sat down, and taught the people out of the ship," making the boat, so to speak, his pulpit. And he spake unto his disciples,.... In an authoritative way; he ordered and commanded them,

that a small ship should wait on him: that a boat should be got ready, be near at hand, and attend him, who was on shore; that he might go into it, should there be any occasion for it; and from thence preach to the people:

because of the multitude; which came from the above parts, and all together made a very numerous body of people:

lest they should throng him; crowd, press, afflict, and distress, and make him uneasy, that he could not be able to stand conveniently, and preach to them: so that should this be the case, as it was very likely it would, having a small vessel near the shore, he could go into it, and free himself from such an inconvenience. 3:6-12 All our sicknesses and calamities spring from the anger of God against our sins. Their removal, or the making them blessings to us, was purchased to us by the blood of Christ. But the plagues and diseases of our souls, of our hearts, are chiefly to be dreaded; and He can heal them also by a word. May more and more press to Christ to be healed of these plagues, and to be delivered from the enemies of their souls.
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