Matthew 8:1
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New International Version
When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him.

King James Bible
When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.

Darby Bible Translation
And when he had come down from the mountain, great crowds followed him.

World English Bible
When he came down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.

Young's Literal Translation
And when he came down from the mount, great multitudes did follow him,

Matthew 8:1 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

From the mountain - That mountain on which he had delivered the preceding inimitable sermon.

Great multitudes followed him - Having been deeply impressed with the glorious doctrines which they had just heard.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Matthew 5:1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came to him:


Matthew 8:18 Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart to the other side.

Matthew 4:25 And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea...

Matthew 12:15 But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from there: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all;

Matthew 15:30 And great multitudes came to him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others...

Matthew 19:2 And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.

Matthew 20:29 And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.

Mark 3:7 But Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea: and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judaea,

Luke 5:15 But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him: and great multitudes came together to hear...

Luke 14:25-27 And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said to them...

The Touch that Cleanses
'When He was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed Him. 1. And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped Him, saying, Lord, if Thou wilt, Thou canst make me clean. 3. And Jesus put forth His hand, and touched him, saying, I will; he thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4. And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.'--MATT. viii. 14. THE great collection
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Christ Repressing Rash Discipleship
'And a certain scribe came, and said unto Him, Master, I will follow Thee whithersoever Thou goest. 20. And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man hath not where to lay His head.'--MATT. viii. 19-20. Our Lord was just on the point of leaving Capernaum for the other side of the lake. His intended departure from the city, in which He had spent so long a time, and wrought so many miracles, produced precisely opposite effects on two of the
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Heaven and Hell
To-night, I shall, I hope, encourage you to seek the road to heaven. I shall also have to utter some very sharp things concerning the end of the lost in the pit of hell. Upon both these subjects I will try and speak, as God helps me. But, I beseech you, as you love your souls, weigh right and wrong this night; see whether what I say be the truth of God. If it be not, reject it utterly, and cast it away; but if it is, at your peril disregard it; for, as you shall answer before God, the great Judge
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855

Twenty-Seventh Day. Activity in Duty.
"I must work the works of Him that sent me, while it is day; the night cometh, when no man can work."--John, ix. 4. How constant and unremitting was Jesus in the service of His Heavenly Father! "He rose a great while before day;" and, when His secret communion was over, His public work began. It mattered not to Him where He was: whether on the bosom of the deep, or a mountain slope--in the desert, or at a well-side--the "gracious words" ever "proceeded out of His mouth." We find, on one touching
John R. Macduff—The Mind of Jesus

Cross References
Matthew 7:29
because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.

Matthew 8:2
A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean."

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