Matthew 8:18
New International Version
When Jesus saw the crowd around him, he gave orders to cross to the other side of the lake.

New Living Translation
When Jesus saw the crowd around him, he instructed his disciples to cross to the other side of the lake.

English Standard Version
Now when Jesus saw a crowd around him, he gave orders to go over to the other side.

Berean Study Bible
When Jesus saw a large crowd around Him, He gave orders to cross to the other side.

Berean Literal Bible
And Jesus, having seen a great crowd around Him, gave orders to depart to the other side.

New American Standard Bible
Now when Jesus saw a crowd around Him, He gave orders to depart to the other side of the sea.

King James Bible
Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side.

Christian Standard Bible
When Jesus saw a large crowd around him, he gave the order to go to the other side of the sea.

Contemporary English Version
When Jesus saw the crowd, he went across Lake Galilee.

Good News Translation
When Jesus noticed the crowd around him, he ordered his disciples to go to the other side of the lake.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Jesus saw large crowds around Him, He gave the order to go to the other side of the sea.

International Standard Version
When Jesus saw the large crowds around him, he gave orders to cross to the other side of the Sea of Galilee.

NET Bible
Now when Jesus saw a large crowd around him, he gave orders to go to the other side of the lake.

New Heart English Bible
Now when Jesus saw a crowd around him, he gave the order to depart to the other side.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But when Yeshua saw the great crowds surrounding him, he ordered that they go to the shore.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now, when Jesus saw a crowd around him, he ordered [his disciples] to cross to the other side of the Sea of Galilee.

New American Standard 1977
Now when Jesus saw a crowd around Him, He gave orders to depart to the other side.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he commanded that they depart unto the other side.

King James 2000 Bible
Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side.

American King James Version
Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart to the other side.

American Standard Version
Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandments to depart unto the other side.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus seeing great multitudes about him, gave orders to pass over the water.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus, seeing great crowds around him, commanded to depart to the other side.

English Revised Version
Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart to the other side.

Weymouth New Testament
Seeing great crowds about Him Jesus had given directions to cross to the other side of the Lake,

World English Bible
Now when Jesus saw great multitudes around him, he gave the order to depart to the other side.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus having seen great multitudes about him, did command to depart to the other side;
Study Bible
The Cost of Discipleship
17This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: “He took on our infirmities, and carried our diseases.” 18When Jesus saw a large crowd around Him, He gave orders to cross to the other side. 19And one of the scribes came to Him and said, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.”…
Cross References
Mark 4:35
When that evening came, He said to His disciples, "Let us go across to the other side."

Luke 8:22
One day Jesus said to His disciples, "Let us cross to the other side of the lake." So He got into a boat with them and set out.

Treasury of Scripture

Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart to the other side.

saw.

Matthew 8:1
When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.

Mark 1:35-38
And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed…

Luke 4:42,43
And when it was day, he departed and went into a desert place: and the people sought him, and came unto him, and stayed him, that he should not depart from them…

unto.

Matthew 14:22
And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.

Mark 4:35
And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.

Mark 5:21
And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him: and he was nigh unto the sea.







Lexicon
[When]
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

saw
Ἰδὼν (Idōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

[a] large
πολλοὺς (pollous)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4183: Much, many; often.

crowd
ὄχλον (ochlon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3793: From a derivative of echo; a throng; by implication, the rabble; by extension, a class of people; figuratively, a riot.

around
περὶ (peri)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4012: From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. Around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time.

Him,
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

He gave orders
ἐκέλευσεν (ekeleusen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2753: To command, order, direct, bid. From a primary kello; 'hail'; to incite by word, i.e. Order.

to cross
ἀπελθεῖν (apelthein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 565: From apo and erchomai; to go off, aside or behind, literally or figuratively.

to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

other side.
πέραν (peran)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 4008: Over, on the other side, beyond. Apparently accusative case of an obsolete derivative of peiro; through, i.e. Across.
(18) To depart unto the other side--i.e., the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee. Here, too, though less conspicuously than in the other Gospels, there is indicated the yearning for a time of rest and retirement.

Verse 18-ch. 9:8. - 2. Incidents grouped round the thought of the external trials endured by Christ in his work.

(1) No settled home (vers. 19-22).

(2) His exposure to the elements (vers. 23-27).

(3) His rejection by Gadarenes (vers. 28-34).

(4) And by scribes (Matthew 9:1-8).

Yet there was also recognition of him by

(1) a scribe (ver. 19);

(2) another of the disciples (ver. 21);

(3) the winds and the sea (ver. 26);

(3) demoniacs (probably Jews, vide infra) and demons (vers. 29, 31);

(4) a paralytic and those who brought him (Matthew 9:2);

(5) the multitudes (Matthew 9:8). Verse 18. - Parallel passages: Mark 4:35; Luke 8:22. Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him. So also the Revised Version and Westcott and Hort margin; but Westcott and Hort text, "a multitude," with B. Probably the received text is derived from ver. 1. From the parallel passages it is natural to infer that this crossing was some little time subsequent to the evening of the day on which he had healed Peter's wife's mother, etc. (vers. 14-16), and that it was on the day in which he had spoken the parable of the sower. He gave commandment to depart unto the other side. It was good for the multitude that he should leave them, for they were wont to take too carnal a view of his mission (cf. John 6:15), and would now have time to consider its true nature; and it was an opportunity of blessing to all who were on that further shore. 8:18-22 One of the scribes was too hasty in promising; he proffers himself to be a close follower of Christ. He seems to be very resolute. Many resolutions for religion are produced by sudden conviction, and taken up without due consideration; these come to nothing. When this scribe offered to follow Christ, one would think he should have been encouraged; one scribe might do more credit and service than twelve fishermen; but Christ saw his heart, and answered to its thoughts, and therein teaches all how to come to Christ. His resolve seems to have been from a worldly, covetous principle; but Christ had not a place to lay his head on, and if he follows him, he must not expect to fare better than he fared. We have reason to think this scribe went away. Another was too slow. Delay in doing is as bad on the one hand, as hastiness in resolving is on the other. He asked leave to attend his father to his grave, and then he would be at Christ's service. This seemed reasonable, yet it was not right. He had not true zeal for the work. Burying the dead, especially a dead father, is a good work, but it is not thy work at this time. If Christ requires our service, affection even for the nearest and dearest relatives, and for things otherwise our duty, must give way. An unwilling mind never wants an excuse. Jesus said to him, Follow me; and, no doubt, power went with this word to him as to others; he did follow Christ, and cleaved to him. The scribe said, I will follow thee; to this man Christ said, Follow me; comparing them together, it shows that we are brought to Christ by the force of his call to us, Ro 9:16.
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