Context8But when the crowds saw this, they were awestruck, and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.
9As Jesus went on from there, He saw a man called Matthew, sitting in the tax collectors booth; and He said to him, Follow Me! And he got up and followed Him.
10Then it happened that as Jesus was reclining at the table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were dining with Jesus and His disciples. 11When the Pharisees saw this, they said to His disciples, Why is your Teacher eating with the tax collectors and sinners? 12But when Jesus heard this, He said, It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick. 13But go and learn what this means: I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT SACRIFICE, for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.
The Question about Fasting
14Then the disciples of John came to Him, asking, Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast? 15And Jesus said to them, The attendants of the bridegroom cannot mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them, can they? But the days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast. 16But no one puts a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch pulls away from the garment, and a worse tear results. 17Nor do people put new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wineskins burst, and the wine pours out and the wineskins are ruined; but they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved.
Miracles of Healing
18While He was saying these things to them, a synagogue official came and bowed down before Him, and said, My daughter has just died; but come and lay Your hand on her, and she will live. 19Jesus got up and began to follow him, and so did His disciples.
20And a woman who had been suffering from a hemorrhage for twelve years, came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His cloak; 21for she was saying to herself, If I only touch His garment, I will get well. 22But Jesus turning and seeing her said, Daughter, take courage; your faith has made you well. At once the woman was made well.
23When Jesus came into the officials house, and saw the flute-players and the crowd in noisy disorder, 24He said, Leave; for the girl has not died, but is asleep. And they began laughing at Him. 25But when the crowd had been sent out, He entered and took her by the hand, and the girl got up. 26This news spread throughout all that land.
27As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out, Have mercy on us, Son of David! 28When He entered the house, the blind men came up to Him, and Jesus said to them, Do you believe that I am able to do this? They said to Him, Yes, Lord. 29Then He touched their eyes, saying, It shall be done to you according to your faith. 30And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them: See that no one knows about this! 31But they went out and spread the news about Him throughout all that land.
32As they were going out, a mute, demon-possessed man was brought to Him. 33After the demon was cast out, the mute man spoke; and the crowds were amazed, and were saying, Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel. 34But the Pharisees were saying, He casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons.
35Jesus was going through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.
36Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd. 37Then He said to His disciples, The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. 38Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
But when the multitudes saw it, they were afraid, and glorified God, who had given such authority unto men.
And the multitude seeing it, feared, and glorified God that gave such power to men.
Darby Bible Translation
But the crowds seeing it, were in fear, and glorified God who gave such power to men.
English Revised Version
But when the multitudes saw it, they were afraid, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.
Webster's Bible Translation
But when the multitude saw it, they marveled, and glorified God, who had given such power to men.
Weymouth New Testament
And the crowds were awe-struck when they saw it, and ascribed the glory to God who had entrusted such power to a man.
World English Bible
But when the multitudes saw it, they marveled and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.
Young's Literal Translation
and the multitudes having seen, wondered, and glorified God, who did give such power to men.
LibraryJune 26. "When He Saw the Multitudes He was Moved" (Matt. Ix. 36).
"When He saw the multitudes He was moved" (Matt. ix. 36). He is able to be "touched with the feeling of our infirmities." The word "touched" expresses a great deal. It means that our troubles are His troubles, and that in all our afflictions He is afflicted. It is not a sympathy of sentiment, but a sympathy of suffering. There is much help in this for the tired heart. It is the foundation of His Priesthood, and God meant that it should be to us a source of unceasing consolation. Let us realize, more …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
A Christlike Judgment of Men
Soul-Healing First: Body-Healing Second
The Touch of Faith and the Touch of Christ
The Call of Matthew
The Compassion of Jesus
Eleventh Day for More Labourers
Dread of Ridicule.
Civilized Barbarism (Preached for the Bishop of London's Fund, at St. John's Church, Notting Hill, June 1866. )
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