New American Standard Bible
Many women were there looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee while ministering to Him.
King James Bible
And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:
Darby Bible Translation
And there were there many women beholding from afar off, who had followed Jesus from Galilee ministering to him,
World English Bible
Many women were there watching from afar, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, serving him.
Young's Literal Translation
And there were there many women beholding from afar, who did follow Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Beholding afar off - These women were probably not suffered to come near the cross because it was surrounded by soldiers. They witnessed with intense feelings his sufferings from some convenient place as near as they could approach.
Ministering unto him - Attending him and providing for his wants. While multitudes of people joined in the cry, "Crucify him!" and forsook him in his trying moments, it does not appear that any of his female followers were thus unfaithful. In the midst of all his trials, and all the Contempt poured upon him, they adhered to their Redeemer. Never did female constancy shine more brightly, and never was a happier example set for all who should afterward believe on him!
LibraryThe Sentence which Condemned the Judges
And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked Him, saying, Art Thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest. 12. And when He was accused of the chief priests and elders, He answered nothing. 13. Then said Pilate unto Him, Hearest Thou not how many things they witness against Thee? 14. And He answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly. 15. Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Taunts Turning to Testimonies
Remorse and Suicide of Judas.
There were also some women looking on from a distance, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the Less and Joses, and Salome.
When He was in Galilee, they used to follow Him and minister to Him; and there were many other women who came up with Him to Jerusalem.
and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and sicknesses: Mary who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out,
and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others who were contributing to their support out of their private means.
And all His acquaintances and the women who accompanied Him from Galilee were standing at a distance, seeing these things.
Therefore the soldiers did these things. But standing by the cross of Jesus were His mother, and His mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.
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