Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.
But when He saw the large crowds He felt compassion for them because they were distressed and disoriented like sheep without a shepherd.
When Jesus came out [of His place of seclusion] and saw a large crowd, He felt a deep compassion for them and healed their sick people.
Jesus felt deep pity for them, so He touched their eyes and immediately their sight was restored, and they became [His] followers.
In those days, when a large crowd again assembled [i.e., to listen to Jesus' teaching] and did not have anything to eat, Jesus called His disciples and said to them,
And frequently the evil spirit has tried to kill him, throwing him into a fire or into the water. But if you can do anything [for him], have pity on us and help us."
Now when the Lord saw her, He felt very sorry for her and said to her, "Do not cry."
For we do not have a head priest who is incapable of sympathizing with our weaknesses, but One [i.e., Jesus] who has been tempted in every way that we have, and yet without sinning.
For just like Jonah was in the stomach of the huge fish for three days and nights, so the Son of man will be in the heart of the earth [i.e., the cave-tomb] for three days and nights.
and said, "Sir, we remember what that deceiver said while he was still alive: 'I will rise [from the dead] after three days.'
As it was dawning, Paul urged the crew to eat something, saying, "You have been waiting for fourteen days [for the weather to break] and you have continued to fast [all that time], eating nothing [at all].
For these are the things that the [unconverted] Gentiles keep trying to get. But your heavenly Father [already] knows you need these things.
So, do not look [anxiously] for what you will eat, and what you will drink, and do not be [continually] worried [i.e., about such things].
And if I send them home hungry they will become weak on the way, because some of them have come a long distance."