Mark 2:2
New International Version
They gathered in such large numbers that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them.

New Living Translation
Soon the house where he was staying was so packed with visitors that there was no more room, even outside the door. While he was preaching God’s word to them,

English Standard Version
And many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door. And he was preaching the word to them.

Berean Study Bible
they gathered in such large numbers that there was no more room, not even outside the door, as Jesus spoke the word to them.

Berean Literal Bible
And many were gathered together, so as to have no more space, not even at the door. And He was speaking the word to them.

King James Bible
And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them.

New King James Version
Immediately many gathered together, so that there was no longer room to receive them, not even near the door. And He preached the word to them.

New American Standard Bible
And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer space, not even near the door; and He was speaking the word to them.

NASB 1995
And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room, not even near the door; and He was speaking the word to them.

NASB 1977
And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room, even near the door; and He was speaking the word to them.

Amplified Bible
So many people gathered together that there was no longer room [for them], not even near the door; and Jesus was discussing with them the word [of God].

Christian Standard Bible
So many people gathered together that there was no more room, not even in the doorway, and he was speaking the word to them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So many people gathered together that there was no more room, not even in the doorway, and He was speaking the message to them.

American Standard Version
And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room for them , no, not even about the door: and he spake the word unto them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
So many were assembled that it was not able to hold them before the door. He was speaking the word with them

Contemporary English Version
Then so many of them came to the house that there wasn't even standing room left in front of the door. Jesus was still teaching

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it was heard that he was in the house, and many came together, so that there was no room; no, not even at the door; and he spoke to them the word.

English Revised Version
And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room for them, no, not even about the door: and he spake the word unto them.

Good News Translation
So many people came together that there was no room left, not even out in front of the door. Jesus was preaching the message to them

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Many people had gathered. There was no room left, even in front of the door. Jesus was speaking [God's] word to them.

International Standard Version
Such a large crowd gathered that there wasn't room for them, even in front of the door. Jesus was speaking his message to them

Literal Standard Version
and immediately many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door, and He was speaking to them the word.

NET Bible
So many gathered that there was no longer any room, not even by the door, and he preached the word to them.

New Heart English Bible
And many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even around the door; and he spoke the word to them.

Weymouth New Testament
and such numbers of people came together that there was no longer room for them even round the door. He was speaking His Message to them,

World English Bible
Immediately many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even around the door; and he spoke the word to them.

Young's Literal Translation
and immediately many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door, and he was speaking to them the word.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jesus Heals a Paralytic
1A few days later Jesus went back to Capernaum. And when the people heard that He was home, 2 they gathered in such large numbers that there was no more room, not even outside the door, as Jesus spoke the word to them. 3Then a paralytic was brought to Him, carried by four men.…

Cross References
Mark 1:45
But the man went out and openly began to proclaim and spread the news. Consequently, Jesus could no longer enter a town in plain view, but He stayed out in solitary places. Yet people came to Him from every quarter.

Mark 2:1
A few days later Jesus went back to Capernaum. And when the people heard that He was home,

Mark 2:13
Once again Jesus went out beside the sea. All the people came to Him, and He taught them there.


Treasury of Scripture

And straightway many were gathered together, so that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word to them.

straightway.

Mark 2:13
And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them.

Mark 1:33,37,45
And all the city was gathered together at the door…

Mark 4:1,2
And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land…

and he.

Mark 1:14
Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,

Mark 6:34
And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.

Psalm 40:9
I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.









(2) No, not so much as about the door.--Another of St. Mark's graphic touches of description.

He preached the word.--Literally, He spake the word.

Verse 2. - Many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room for them (ὥστε μηκέτι χωρεῖν), no, not even about the door. The description is very graphic. The house could not contain them, and even its courtyard and approaches were inconveniently thronged. This is one of the many examples of minute observation of details, so observable in St. Mark's Gospel. And he preached (ἐλάλει) - more literally, was speaking - the word unto them. This little sentence indicates the great object of his ministry. The exercise of miraculous power was subordinated to this; the miracles being simply designed to fix the attention upon the Teacher as One sent from God.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
they gathered
συνήχθησαν (synēchthēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 4863: From sun and ago; to lead together, i.e. Collect or convene; specially, to entertain.

in such large numbers
πολλοὶ (polloi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4183: Much, many; often.

that [there was]
ὥστε (hōste)
Conjunction
Strong's 5620: So that, therefore, so then, so as to. From hos and te; so too, i.e. Thus therefore.

no more
μηκέτι (mēketi)
Adverb
Strong's 3371: No longer, no more. From me and eti; no further.

room,
χωρεῖν (chōrein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's 5562: From chora; to be in space, i.e. to pass, enter, or to hold, admit.

not even
μηδὲ (mēde)
Conjunction
Strong's 3366: And not, not even, neither?nor. From me and de; but not, not even; in a continued negation, nor.

outside
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

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

door,
θύραν (thyran)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2374: (a) a door, (b) met: an opportunity. Apparently a primary word; a portal or entrance.

[as Jesus] spoke
ἐλάλει (elalei)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

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

word
λόγον (logon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

to them.
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 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.


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