Matthew 15:39
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New International Version
After Jesus had sent the crowd away, he got into the boat and went to the vicinity of Magadan.

New Living Translation
Then Jesus sent the people home, and he got into a boat and crossed over to the region of Magadan.

English Standard Version
And after sending away the crowds, he got into the boat and went to the region of Magadan.

New American Standard Bible
And sending away the crowds, Jesus got into the boat and came to the region of Magadan.

King James Bible
And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After dismissing the crowds, He got into the boat and went to the region of Magadan.

International Standard Version
After he sent the crowds away, he got into a boat and went to the region of Magadan.

NET Bible
After sending away the crowd, he got into the boat and went to the region of Magadan.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when he sent the crowds away, he went up into the ship and he came to the border of Magdo.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After he sent the people on their way, Jesus stepped into the boat and came to the territory of Magadan.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he sent away the multitude and took ship and came into the borders of Magdala.

King James 2000 Bible
And he sent away the multitude, and embarked in the ship, and came into the region of Magdala.

American King James Version
And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.

American Standard Version
And he sent away the multitudes, and entered into the boat, and came into the borders of Magadan.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And having dismissed the multitude, he went up into a boat, and came into the coasts of Magedan.

Darby Bible Translation
And, having dismissed the crowds, he went on board ship and came to the borders of Magadan.

English Revised Version
And he sent away the multitudes, and entered into the boat, and came into the borders of Magadan.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he sent away the multitude, and took a boat, and came into the borders of Magdala.

Weymouth New Testament
He then dismissed the people, went on board the boat, and came into the district of Magadan.

World English Bible
Then he sent away the multitudes, got into the boat, and came into the borders of Magdala.

Young's Literal Translation
And having let away the multitudes, he went into the boat, and did come to the borders of Magdala.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

15:29-39 Whatever our case is, the only way to find ease and relief, is to lay it at Christ's feet, to submit it to him, and refer it to his disposal. Those who would have spiritual healing from Christ, must be ruled as he pleases. See what work sin has made; what various diseases human bodies are subject to. Here were such diseases as fancy could neither guess the cause nor the cure of, yet these were subject to the command of Christ. The spiritual cures that Christ works are wonderful. When blind souls are made to see by faith, the dumb to speak in prayer, the maimed and the lame to walk in holy obedience, it is to be wondered at. His power was also shown to the multitude, in the plentiful provision he made for them: the manner is much the same as before. All did eat, and were filled. Those whom Christ feeds, he fills. With Christ there is bread enough, and to spare; supplies of grace for more than seek it, and for those that seek for more. Christ sent away the people. Though he had fed them twice, they must not look for miracles to find their daily bread. Let them go home to their callings and their own tables. Lord, increase our faith, and pardon our unbelief, teaching us to live upon thy fulness and bounty, for all things pertaining to this life, and that which is to come.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 39. - Sent away the multitude. Having supplied their spiritual and material wants. He wished to avoid all disturbance or collision with constituted authorities; and the people dispersed quietly, being less excitable than the inhabitants of Bethsaida, and not so well acquainted with the Messianic claims. The number thus dismissed was less than on the previous occasion, though the provision was greater - a difference which distinguishes one incident from the other, and which no forger would have introduced, it being much more natural to make the second wonder transcend, instead of falling short of, the previous one. We mention this here, because some critics have assumed that the present is only an imperfectly remembered account of the feeding of the five thousand already narrated. There are, of course, many points of similarity in the two incidents. Being of identical character, they must naturally present the same general features. But careful survey of the two narratives discloses many differences, which quite preclude the notion that the latter is a traditional reproduction of the former. To one who believes in the honesty and good faith of the evangelists, the allusion which Christ makes to the two miracles is a sufficient argument for their separation. Our Lord pointedly calls to mind the two occasions when he multiplied food, and rebukes the apostles for their lack of apprehension in the face of these marvels. "Do ye not yet perceive, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets (κοφίνους) ye took up? Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets (σπυρίδας) ye took up?" (Matthew 16:9, 10; Mark 8:19-21). Many of the essential points of difference between the two accounts are noticed in the Exposition, and they will be seen to dispart wherever divergence was possible, in time, scene, and detail. Magdala. The right reading is most probably Magadan, or Magedan (Vulgate), the better known Magdala having at an early date been substituted for it. Conder identifies one of the two with a mud and stone village called El Mejdel, a little north of Tiberius, a poor place without any gardens, situated in a plain of partially arable soil.





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he sent away the multitude,.... Dismissing them, either with a prayer for them, or with a suitable word of exhortation, to be thankful for the mercies, both spiritual and temporal, they had received, and behave agreeably in their lives and conversations:

and took ship; being near the sea side, the sea of Galilee,

and came into the coasts of Magdala: not far from Tiberias; for often mention is made of Magdala in the Talmud (s), along with Tiberias, and Chammath, another place in the same neighbourhood; and was famous for some Rabbins, as R. Joden and R. Isaac (t), who are said to be "of Magdala". Thus the Syriac version reads it Magedo, and the Vulgate Latin Magedan; and Beza says, in one Greek exemplar it is read Magadan; and some have thought it to be the same with Megiddo, where Josiah was slain by Pharaohnecho, and which Herodotus calls Magdolos (u). The Evangelist Mark says, that he came into the parts of Dalmanutha, which was a place within the coasts of Magdala. This was not the place, but another of the same name near Jerusalem, from whence Mary Magdalene may be thought to have her name. The Ethiopic version renders it, "they went into a ship, and departed into the mountains of Magdala"; that is, Christ, and his disciples.

(s) T. Hieros. Sheviith, fol. 38. 4. Maaserot, fol. 50. 3. Erubin, fol. 21. 4. (t) T. Hieros. Taanith, fol. 64. 3. T. Bab. Yoma, fol. 81. 2. & Nidda, fol. 33. 1. Bereshit Rabba, fol. 4. 4. (u) I. 2. c. 159.



Matthew 15:39 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Feeding of the Four Thousand
38And those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children. 39And sending away the crowds, Jesus got into the boat and came to the region of Magadan.
Cross References
Matthew 15:38
The number of those who ate was four thousand men, besides women and children.

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

Mark 8:10
he got into the boat with his disciples and went to the region of Dalmanutha.
Treasury of Scripture

And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.

he sent.

Matthew 14:22 And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, …

Mark 8:10 And straightway he entered into a ship with his disciples, and came …

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