New American Standard Bible
And He came home, and the crowd gathered again, to such an extent that they could not even eat a meal.
King James Bible
And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.
Darby Bible Translation
And again a crowd comes together, so that they cannot even eat bread.
World English Bible
The multitude came together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.
Young's Literal Translation
And come together again doth a multitude, so that they are not able even to eat bread;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
They could not so much as eat bread - Their time and attention were so occupied that they were obliged to forego their regular meals. The affairs of religion may so occupy the attention of ministers and others as to prevent their engaging in their customary pursuits. Religion is all-important - far more important than the ordinary business of this life; and there is nothing unreasonable if our temporal affairs sometimes give way to the higher interests of our own souls and the souls of others. At the same time, it is true that religion is ordinarily consistent with a close attention to worldly business. It promotes industry, economy, order, neatness, and punctuality - all indispensable to worldly prosperity. Of these there has been no more illustrious example than that of our Saviour himself.
'Whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is My brother, and My sister, and mother.'--Mark iii. 35. There was a conspiracy to seize Jesus because He is 'mad,' and Mary was in the plot! I. The example for us. (1) Of how all natural and human ties and affections are to be subordinated to doing God's will. Obedience to Him is the first and main thing to which everything else bows, and which determines everything. If others compete or interfere, reject them. Out of that common obedience new ties …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Life and Character of John
Whether the Sin against the Holy Ghost is the Same as the Sin Committed through Certain Malice?
But he went out and began to proclaim it freely and to spread the news around, to such an extent that Jesus could no longer publicly enter a city, but stayed out in unpopulated areas; and they were coming to Him from everywhere.
When He had come back to Capernaum several days afterward, it was heard that He was at home.
Jesus withdrew to the sea with His disciples; and a great multitude from Galilee followed; and also from Judea,
and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Him.
And He said to them, "Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while." (For there were many people coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.)
When he had left the crowd and entered the house, His disciples questioned Him about the parable.
When He came into the house, His disciples began questioning Him privately, "Why could we not drive it out?"
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