'Crowd' in the Bible
An ethnically diverse crowd also went up with them, along with a huge number of livestock, both flocks and herds.
“You must not follow a crowd in wrongdoing. Do not testify in a lawsuit and go along with a crowd to pervert justice.
When Athaliah heard the noise from the guard and the crowd, she went out to the people at the Lord’s temple.
I hate a crowd of evildoers,and I do not sit with the wicked.
We used to have close fellowship;we walked with the crowd into the house of God.
The sound of a carefree crowd was there. Drunkards from the desert were brought in, along with common men. They put bracelets on the women’s hands and beautiful crowns on their heads.
When Jesus came to the leader’s house, He saw the flute players and a crowd lamenting loudly.
But when the crowd had been put outside, He went in and took her by the hand, and the girl got up.
Such large crowds gathered around Him that He got into a boat and sat down, while the whole crowd stood on the shore.
Though he wanted to kill him, he feared the crowd, since they regarded him as a prophet.
As He stepped ashore, He saw a huge crowd, felt compassion for them, and healed their sick.
Summoning the crowd, He told them, “Listen and understand:
So the crowd was amazed when they saw those unable to speak talking, the deformed restored, the lame walking, and the blind seeing. And they gave glory to the God of Israel.
Now Jesus summoned His disciples and said,“I have compassion on the crowd, because they’ve already stayed with Me three days and have nothing to eat. I don’t want to send them away hungry; otherwise they might collapse on the way.”
The disciples said to Him, “Where could we get enough bread in this desolate place to fill such a crowd?”
After commanding the crowd to sit down on the ground,
When they reached the crowd, a man approached and knelt down before Him.
As they were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed Him.
The crowd told them to keep quiet, but they cried out all the more, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!”
A very large crowd spread their robes on the road; others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them on the road.
But if we say, ‘From men,’ we’re afraid of the crowd, because everyone thought John was a prophet.”
At the festival the governor’s custom was to release to the crowd a prisoner they wanted.
When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that a riot was starting instead, he took some water, washed his hands in front of the crowd, and said, “I am innocent of this man’s blood. See to it yourselves!”
Since they were not able to bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, they removed the roof above where He was. And when they had broken through, they lowered the mat on which the paralytic was lying.
Then Jesus went out again beside the sea. The whole crowd was coming to Him, and He taught them.
Then He told His disciples to have a small boat ready for Him, so the crowd would not crush Him.
Then He went home, and the crowd gathered again so that they were not even able to eat.
A crowd was sitting around Him and told Him, “Look, Your mother, Your brothers, and Your sisters are outside asking for You.”
Again He began to teach by the sea, and a very large crowd gathered around Him. So He got into a boat on the sea and sat down, while the whole crowd was on the shore facing the sea.
So they left the crowd and took Him along since He was already in the boat. And other boats were with Him.
When Jesus had crossed over again by boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around Him while He was by the sea.
So Jesus went with him, and a large crowd was following and pressing against Him.
Having heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His robe.
At once Jesus realized in Himself that power had gone out from Him. He turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My robes?”
His disciples said to Him, “You see the crowd pressing against You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’”
So as He stepped ashore, He saw a huge crowd and had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. Then He began to teach them many things.
Immediately He made His disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while He dismissed the crowd.
Summoning the crowd again, He told them, “Listen to Me, all of you, and understand:
When He went into the house away from the crowd, the disciples asked Him about the parable.
So He took him away from the crowd privately. After putting His fingers in the man’s ears and spitting, He touched his tongue.
In those days there was again a large crowd, and they had nothing to eat. He summoned the disciples and said to them,
“I have compassion on the crowd, because they’ve already stayed with Me three days and have nothing to eat.
Then He commanded the crowd to sit down on the ground. Taking the seven loaves, He gave thanks, broke the loaves, and kept on giving them to His disciples to set before the people. So they served the loaves to the crowd.
Summoning the crowd along with His disciples, He said to them, “If anyone wants to be My follower, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me.
When they came to the disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and scribes disputing with them.
All of a sudden, when the whole crowd saw Him, they were amazed and ran to greet Him.
Out of the crowd, one man answered Him, “Teacher, I brought my son to You. He has a spirit that makes him unable to speak.
When Jesus saw that a crowd was rapidly coming together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You mute and deaf spirit, I command you: come out of him and never enter him again!”
They came to Jericho. And as He was leaving Jericho with His disciples and a large crowd, Bartimaeus (the son of Timaeus), a blind beggar, was sitting by the road.
Then the chief priests and the scribes heard it and started looking for a way to destroy Him. For they were afraid of Him, because the whole crowd was astonished by His teaching.
But if we say, ‘From men’”—they were afraid of the crowd, because everyone thought that John was a genuine prophet.
Because they knew He had said this parable against them, they were looking for a way to arrest Him, but they were afraid of the crowd. So they left Him and went away.
David himself calls Him ‘Lord’; how then can the Messiah be his Son?” And the large crowd was listening to Him with delight.
Sitting across from the temple treasury, He watched how the crowd dropped money into the treasury. Many rich people were putting in large sums.
The crowd came up and began to ask Pilate to do for them as was his custom.
But the chief priests stirred up the crowd so that he would release Barabbas to them instead.
Then, willing to gratify the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. And after having Jesus flogged, he handed Him over to be crucified.
But He passed right through the crowd and went on His way.
As the crowd was pressing in on Jesus to hear God’s word, He was standing by Lake Gennesaret.
Since they could not find a way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on the mat through the roof tiles into the middle of the crowd before Jesus.
Then Levi hosted a grand banquet for Him at his house. Now there was a large crowd of tax collectors and others who were guests with them.
After coming down with them, He stood on a level place with a large crowd of His disciples and a great number of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and from the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon.
The whole crowd was trying to touch Him, because power was coming out from Him and healing them all.
Jesus heard this and was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following Him, He said, “I tell you, I have not found so great a faith even in Israel!”
Soon afterward He was on His way to a town called Nain. His disciples and a large crowd were traveling with Him.
Just as He neared the gate of the town, a dead man was being carried out. He was his mother’s only son, and she was a widow. A large crowd from the city was also with her.
As a large crowd was gathering, and people were flocking to Him from every town, He said in a parable:
Then His mother and brothers came to Him, but they could not meet with Him because of the crowd.
When Jesus returned, the crowd welcomed Him, for they were all expecting Him.
Late in the day, the Twelve approached and said to Him, “Send the crowd away, so they can go into the surrounding villages and countryside to find food and lodging, because we are in a deserted place here.”
Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke them. He kept giving them to the disciples to set before the crowd.
The next day, when they came down from the mountain, a large crowd met Him.
Just then a man from the crowd cried out, “Teacher, I beg You to look at my son, because he’s my only child.
As He was saying these things, a woman from the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, “The womb that bore You and the one who nursed You are blessed!”
In these circumstances, a crowd of many thousands came together, so that they were trampling on one another. He began to say to His disciples first:“Be on your guard against the yeastof the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
Someone from the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”
But the leader of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, responded by telling the crowd, “There are six days when work should be done; therefore come on those days and be healed and not on the Sabbath day.”
When He had said these things, all His adversaries were humiliated, but the whole crowd was rejoicing over all the glorious things He was doing.
Hearing a crowd passing by, he inquired what this meant.
He was trying to see who Jesus was, but he was not able because of the crowd, since he was a short man.
Now He came near the path down the Mount of Olives, and the whole crowd of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the miracles they had seen:
Some of the Pharisees from the crowd told Him, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.”
So he accepted the offer and started looking for a good opportunity to betray Him to them when the crowd was not present.
But the man who was cured did not know who it was, because Jesus had slipped away into the crowd that was there.
And a huge crowd was following Him because they saw the signs that He was performing by healing the sick.
Therefore, when Jesus looked up and noticed a huge crowd coming toward Him, He asked Philip,“Where will we buy bread so these people can eat?”
The next day, the crowd that had stayed on the other side of the sea knew there had been only one boat. They also knew that Jesus had not boarded the boat with His disciples, but that His disciples had gone off alone.
When the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor His disciples were there, they got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus.
“You have a demon!” the crowd responded. “Who wants to kill You?”
However, many from the crowd believed in Him and said, “When the Messiah comes, He won’t perform more signs than this man has done, will He?”
The Pharisees heard the crowd muttering these things about Him, so the chief priests and the Pharisees sent temple police to arrest Him.
When some from the crowd heard these words, they said, “This really is the Prophet!”
So a division occurred among the crowd because of Him.
But this crowd, which doesn’t know the law, is accursed!”
I know that You always hear Me, but because of the crowd standing here I said this, so they may believe You sent Me.”
Then a large crowd of the Jews learned He was there. They came not only because of Jesus, but also to see Lazarus the one He had raised from the dead.
The Triumphal EntryThe next day, when the large crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
Meanwhile, the crowd, which had been with Him when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead, continued to testify.
This is also why the crowd met Him, because they heard He had done this sign.
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