Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Now Jesus started on His way with them; and when He was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to Him, "Lord, do not trouble Yourself further, for I am not worthy for You to come under my roof;
"You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
And His disciples said to Him, "You see the crowd pressing in on You, and You say, 'Who touched Me?'"
And He told His disciples that a boat should stand ready for Him because of the crowd, so that they would not crowd Him;
for he had an only daughter, about twelve years old, and she was dying. But as He went, the crowds were pressing against Him.
Under these circumstances, after so many thousands of people had gathered together that they were stepping on one another, He began saying to His disciples first of all, "Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
Zaccheus was trying to see who Jesus was, and was unable because of the crowd, for he was small in stature.