New International Version
When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him.
King James Bible
And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,
Darby Bible Translation
And when they came to the crowd, a man came to him, falling on his knees before him, and saying,
World English Bible
When they came to the multitude, a man came to him, kneeling down to him, saying,
Young's Literal Translation
And when they came unto the multitude, there came to him a man, kneeling down to him,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When they were come to the multitude - It appears that a congregation had been collected during our Lord's stay on the mount: how great must have been the desire of these people to hear the words of Christ! The assembly is self-collected, and no delay on the preacher's side discourages them - they continue to wait for him. In the present day how rare is this zeal! How few by the most pathetic invitation can be brought together, even at the most convenient times, to hear the same doctrines, and to get their souls healed by the same wonder-working Christ!
Kneeling down to him - Or falling at his knees, γονυπετων. The ancients consecrated the Ear to memory; the Forehead to genius; the Right Hand to faith; and the Knees to mercy: hence those who entreated favor fell at and touched the knees of the person whose kindness they supplicated. See Wakefield's Commentary; and see the note on Exodus 9:29; where the subject is largely explained.
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Then the disciples understood that he was talking to them about John the Baptist.
When they came to the other disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and the teachers of the law arguing with them.
The next day, when they came down from the mountain, a large crowd met him.
When it was time to leave, we left and continued on our way. All of them, including wives and children, accompanied us out of the city, and there on the beach we knelt to pray.
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