'Crowd' in the Bible
Even though a large crowd of people from as far away as Ephraim, Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun had not completed consecrating themselves, they still ate the Passover in a manner not proscribed by the Law, because Hezekiah had prayed like this for them: "May the good LORD extend a pardon on behalf of
Now while Ezra was praying and confessing in tears, having prostrated himself to the ground before the Temple of God, a very large crowd of Israelis men, women, and children gathered around him. Indeed, the people were crying bitterly.
"A wretched crowd ambushes me to my right; they trip my feet; they build up their path of calamity for me.
These things I will recall as I pour out my troubles within me: I used to go with the crowd in a procession to the house of God, accompanied with shouts of joy and thanksgiving.
He calmly ransomed my soul from the war waged against me, for there was a vast crowd who stood against me.
Therefore my people go into exile because they lack understanding; my honored men go hungry, and the crowd is parched with thirst.
I also heard the sound of their wings, like the sound of roaring water, like the voice of the Almighty, or like a boisterous crowd within an army camp. Whenever they stopped flying, they lowered their wings.
"Violence has matured into a branch that is wicked. No one will survive from that vast crowd, from their wealthy people, or from the famous among them.
"The day has arrived. Don't let the buyer rejoice, nor the seller lament, because wrath is coming to attack the entire multitude. The seller won't regain what he has sold while the crowd remains alive, because the vision concerning the entire multitude won't be annulled. No person will be able to survive because of the sin in his life.
His body was like beryl, his face flashed like lightning, his eyes were like flaming torches, his arms and legs were like polished bronze, and his speech roared like that of a crowd.
Neither does a man crowd his fellow soldier; each one marches in his own path. When they fall by the sword they are not injured.
When Jesus came to the official's house and saw the flute players and the crowd making a commotion,
When the crowd had been driven outside, he went in, took her by the hand, and the young lady got up.
Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat down, while the entire crowd stood on the shore.
Although Herod wanted to kill him, he was afraid of the crowd, since they regarded John as a prophet.
When he got out of the boat, he saw a large crowd. He had compassion for them and healed their sick.
Then calling out to the crowd, he addressed them, "Listen and understand!
As a result, the crowd was amazed to see those who were unable to talk speaking, the crippled healed, the lame walking, and the blind seeing. So they praised the God of Israel.
Then Jesus called his disciples and said, "I have compassion for the crowd because they have already been with me for three days and have nothing to eat. I don't want to send them away without food, or they may faint on the road."
The disciples asked him, "Where in the wilderness are we to get enough bread to feed such a crowd?"
Ordering the crowd to sit down on the ground,
As they approached the crowd, a man came up to Jesus, knelt down in front of him,
As they were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed Jesus.
When the crowd told them harshly to be silent, they shouted even louder, "Have mercy on us, Lord, Son of David!"
Many people in the crowd spread their own coats on the road, while others began cutting down branches from the trees and spreading them on the road.
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."
Just then, while Jesus was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. A large crowd armed with swords and clubs was with him. They were from the high priests and elders of the people.
At every festival the governor had a custom of releasing to the crowd any prisoner whom they wanted.
Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that a riot was about to break out instead. So he took some water and washed his hands in front of the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of this man's blood. Attend to that yourselves."
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.
Jesus went out again beside the sea. The whole crowd kept coming to him, and he kept teaching them.
So Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the sea. A large crowd from Galilee, Judea,
Jesus told his disciples to have a boat ready for him so that the crowd wouldn't crush him,
Then he went home. Such a large crowd gathered again that Jesus and his disciples couldn't even eat.
A crowd was sitting around him. They told him, "Look! Your mother and your brothers are outside asking for you."
Then Jesus began to teach again beside the sea. Such a large crowd gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while the entire crowd remained beside the sea on the shore.
So they left the crowd and took him away in a boat without making any special preparations. Other boats were with him.
When Jesus again had crossed to the other side in a boat, a large crowd gathered around him by the seashore.
So Jesus went with him. A huge crowd kept following him and jostling him.
Since she had heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his robe,
Immediately Jesus became aware that power had gone out of him. So he turned around in the crowd and asked, "Who touched my clothes?"
His disciples asked him, "You see the crowd jostling you, and yet you ask, "Who touched me?'"
When he got out of the boat, he saw a large crowd. He had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd, and he began to teach them many things.
Jesus immediately had his disciples get into a boat and cross to Bethsaida ahead of him, while he sent the crowd away.
Then he called to the crowd again and told them, "Listen to me, all of you, and understand!
When he had left the crowd and gone home, his disciples began asking him about the parable.
Jesus took him away from the crowd to be alone with him. Putting his fingers into the man's ears, he touched the man's tongue with saliva.
At that time, after a large crowd again had gathered together with nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples and told them,
"I have compassion for the crowd, because they've already been with me for three days and have nothing to eat.
So he ordered the crowd to sit down on the ground. Then he took the seven loaves and gave thanks. He broke them in pieces and kept giving them to his disciples to distribute. So they served them to the crowd.
Then Jesus called the crowd to himself along with his disciples and told them, "If anyone wants to follow me, he must deny himself, pick up his cross, and follow me continuously,
As they approached the other disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and some scribes arguing with them.
The whole crowd was very surprised to see Jesus and ran to welcome him.
A man in the crowd answered him, "Teacher, I brought my son to you. He has a spirit that won't let him talk.
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!"
Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus, his disciples, and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus (that is, the son of Timaeus) was sitting by the road.
When the high priests and elders heard this, they began to look for a way to kill him, because they were afraid of him, since the whole crowd was amazed at his teaching.
But if we say, "From humans'"?" They were afraid of the crowd, because everyone really thought John was a prophet.
They were trying to arrest him but were afraid of the crowd. Realizing that he had spoken this parable against them, they left him alone and went away.
David himself calls him "Lord,' so how can he be his son?" And the large crowd kept listening to him with delight.
As Jesus sat facing the offering box, he watched how the crowd was dropping their money into it. Many rich people were dropping in large amounts.
Just then, while Jesus was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. A crowd armed with swords and clubs was with him. They were from the high priests, the scribes, and the elders.
So the crowd came and began to request that Pilate do for them what he always did.
But the high priests stirred up the crowd to get him to release Barabbas for them instead.
So Pilate, wanting to satisfy the crowd, released Barabbas for them, but he had Jesus whipped and handed over to be crucified.
One day, as the crowd was pressing in on him to listen to God's word, Jesus was standing by the lake of Gennesaret.
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.
Later, Levi gave a large banquet at his home for Jesus. A large crowd of tax collectors and others were eating with them.
The entire crowd was trying to touch him, because power was coming out from him and healing all of them.
When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him. Turning to the crowd that was following him, he said, "I tell you, not even in Israel have I found this kind of faith!"
Soon afterwards, Jesus went to a city called Nain. His disciples and a large crowd were going along with him.
As he approached the entrance to the city, a man who had died was being carried out. He was his mother's only son, and she was a widow. A large crowd from the city was with her.
Now while a large crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from every city, he said in a parable:
His mother and his brothers came to him, but they couldn't get near him because of the crowd.
When Jesus came back, the crowd welcomed him, because everyone was expecting him.
As the day was drawing to a close, the Twelve came to him and said, "Send the crowd away to the neighboring villages and farms so they can rest and get some food, because we are here in a deserted place."
Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and blessed them. Then he broke the loaves in pieces and kept giving them to the disciples to pass on to the crowd.
The next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a large crowd met Jesus.
Suddenly, a man in the crowd shouted, "Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, because he is my only child.
As Jesus was saying this, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and told him, "How blessed is the womb that gave birth to you and the breasts that nursed you!"
Then someone in the crowd told him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me."
But the synagogue leader, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, told the crowd, "There are six days when work is to be done. So come on those days to be healed, and not on the Sabbath day."
Even as he was saying this, all of his opponents were blushing with shame. But the rest of the crowd was rejoicing at all the wonderful things he was doing.
When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening.
The people at the front of the crowd sternly told him to be quiet, but he started shouting even louder, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"
He was trying to see who Jesus was, but he couldn't do so due to the crowd, since he was a short man.
He was now approaching the descent from the Mount of Olives. The whole crowd of disciples began to rejoice and to praise God with a loud voice because of all the miracles they had seen.
Some of the Pharisees in the crowd told Jesus, "Teacher, tell your disciples to be quiet."
When the scribes and the high priests realized that Jesus had told this parable about them, they wanted to arrest him right then, but they were afraid of the crowd.
So the high priests and the scribes were looking for a way to put him to death, because they were afraid of the crowd.
Judas accepted their offer and began to look for a good opportunity to betray Jesus to them when no crowd was present.
While Jesus was still speaking, a crowd arrived. The man called Judas, one of the Twelve, was leading them, and he came close to Jesus to kiss him.
Then the whole crowd got up and took him to Pilate.
A large crowd of people followed him, including some women who kept mourning and wailing for him.
But the one who had been healed did not know who it was, because Jesus had slipped away from the crowd in that place.
A large crowd kept following him because they had seen the signs that he was performing by healing the sick.
When Jesus looked up and saw that a large crowd was coming toward him, he asked Philip, "Where can we buy bread for these people to eat?"
The next day, the crowd that had remained on the other side of the sea noticed that only one boat had been there, and no other, and that Jesus had not gotten into that boat with his disciples. Instead, his disciples had gone away by themselves.
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