New International Version
Yet they could not find any way to do it, because all the people hung on his words.
King James Bible
And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.
Darby Bible Translation
and did not find what they could do, for all the people hung on him to hear.
World English Bible
They couldn't find what they might do, for all the people hung on to every word that he said.
Young's Literal Translation
and they were not finding what they shall do, for all the people were hanging on him, hearing him.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Were very attentive to hear him - Or, They heard him with the utmost attention, εξεκρεματο αυτου ακουων, literally, They hung upon him, hearing. The same form of speech is used often by both Greek and Latin writers of the best repute. -
Ex vultu dicentis, pendet omnium vultus.
The face of every man hung on the face of the speaker.
- Pendetque iterum narrantis ab ore.
Virg. Aen. iv. 79
And she hung again on the lips of the narrator.
The words of the evangelist mark, not only the deepest attention because of the importance of the subject, but also the very high gratification which the hearers had from the discourse. Those who read or hear the words of Christ, in this way, must inevitably become wise to salvation.
The reader is requested to refer to Matthew 24 (note), and to Matthew 25:14 (note), for more extensive information on the different subjects in this chapter, and to the other parallel places. The prophecy relative to the destruction of Jerusalem is one of the most circumstantial, and the most literally fulfilled, of any prediction ever delivered. See this particularly remarked at the conclusion of Matthew 24 (note), where the whole subject is amply reviewed.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
were very attentive to hear him. or, hanged on him. [Kremannumi autou akouo,] literally, 'they hung upon him hearing;' which is beautifully expressive of their earnest attention, and high gratification.
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Occupy till I come.--LUKE 19:13. The Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.--Unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.--Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?--Leaving …
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Every day he was teaching at the temple. But the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the leaders among the people were trying to kill him.
One day as Jesus was teaching the people in the temple courts and proclaiming the good news, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, together with the elders, came up to him.
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