And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him.…
The disease of fallen humanity is wholly incurable except by the hand of Omnipotence. It is as easy for us to create a world as to create a new heart; and a man might as well hope to abolish cold and snow as hope to eradicate sin from his nature by his own power: he might as well say to this round earth, "I have emancipated thee from the curse of labour," as say to himself, "I will set myself free from the thraldom of sin."
(C. H. Spurgeon.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him.