Meanwhile, the people had gathered by the thousands and were trampling on one another. Jesus began to speak first to his disciples. "Watch out for the yeast that is, the hypocrisy of the Pharisees!
Such a large crowd gathered that there wasn't room for them, even in front of the door. Jesus was speaking his message to them
Since they couldn't bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof over the place where he was. They dug through it and let down the mat on which the paralyzed man was lying.
When they couldn't find a way to get him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down on his stretcher through the tiles into the middle of the room, right in front of Jesus.
His mother and his brothers came to him, but they couldn't get near him because of the crowd.
He was trying to see who Jesus was, but he couldn't do so due to the crowd, since he was a short man.
Then he went home. Such a large crowd gathered again that Jesus and his disciples couldn't even eat.
He told them, "Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest for a while," because so many people were coming and going that they didn't even have time to eat.
When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, "You spirit that won't let him talk or hear I command you to come out of him and never enter him again!"
When Jesus came to the official's house and saw the flute players and the crowd making a commotion,
Although Herod wanted to kill him, he was afraid of the crowd, since they regarded John as a prophet.
When the crowd told them harshly to be silent, they shouted even louder, "Have mercy on us, Lord, Son of David!"
They began discussing this among themselves: "If we say, "From heaven,' he will ask us, "Then why didn't you believe him?' But if we say, "From humans,' we are afraid of the crowd, because everyone regards John as a prophet."
Jesus told his disciples to have a boat ready for him so that the crowd wouldn't crush him,