And he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and he lodged there.…
Our Lord's work lay chiefly in the city; thither, therefore, He repairs betimes, and forgot, for haste, to take His breakfast, as it may seem, for ere He came to the city He was hungry, though it was but a step thither. A good man's heart is where his calling is: such an one. when he, is visiting friends or so, is like a fish in the air; whereunto if it leap for recreation or necessity, yet it soon returns to its own element.
Parallel VersesKJV: And he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and he lodged there.