New American Standard Bible
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.)
King James Bible
And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said to them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place and rest a little. For those coming and those going were many, and they had not leisure even to eat.
World English Bible
He said to them, "You come apart into a deserted place, and rest awhile." For there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.
Young's Literal Translation
and he said to them, 'Come ye yourselves apart to a desert place, and rest a little,' for those coming and those going were many, and not even to eat had they opportunity,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A desert place - A retired place, across the sea from Capernaum, where they would be free from interruption.
There were many coming and going - Coming to be healed and retiring, or coming to hear him preach. It means that they were "thronged," or that there was a vast multitude attending his preaching.
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The Martyrdom of John
The First Sayings of Jesus --His Ideas of a Divine Father and of a Pure Religion --First Disciples.
Now when Jesus heard about John, He withdrew from there in a boat to a secluded place by Himself; and when the people heard of this, they followed Him on foot from the cities.
And He came home, and the crowd gathered again, to such an extent that they could not even eat a meal.
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