'Crowds' in the Bible
And he made the laver of copper, and its stand of copper, of the mirrors of the crowds of women who crowded before the entrance of the tent of meeting.
because I greatly feared the crowds, and the contempt of the clans terrified me, so I grew silent and would not go outside?
The Lord loves the gates of Zion [through which the crowds of pilgrims enter from all nations] more than all the dwellings of Jacob (Israel).
Pay attention, you dull ones among the crowds! You fools! Will you ever become wise?
Therefore Sheol enlarges its throat and opens wide its enormous jaws, and down go Zion's dignitaries, her masses, her crowds, and those who carouse in her!
Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "And I will put an end to the crowds of Egypt by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon.
I will pour out My wrath on Pelusium, the stronghold of Egypt, and will wipe out the crowds of Thebes.
So My people come to you in crowds, sit in front of you, and hear your words, but they don't obey them. Although they express love with their mouths, their hearts pursue unjust gain.
Crowds, great crowds are in the valley of decision, for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision!
Large crowds followed Him from Galilee, Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and beyond the Jordan.
When He saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain, and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him.
When Jesus had finished this sermon, the crowds were astonished at His teaching,
When He came down from the mountain, large crowds followed Him.
When Jesus saw large crowds around Him, He gave the order to go to the other side [of the sea].
When the crowds saw this, they were awestruck and gave glory to God who had given such authority to men.
When the demon had been driven out, the man spoke. And the crowds were amazed, saying, "Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel!"
When He saw the crowds, He felt compassion for them, because they were weary and worn out, like sheep without a shepherd.
As these men went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed swaying in the wind?
When Jesus became aware of this, He withdrew from there. Huge crowds followed Him, and He healed them all.
And all the crowds were astounded and said, "Perhaps this is the Son of David!"
He was still speaking to the crowds when suddenly His mother and brothers were standing outside wanting to speak to Him.
Such large crowds gathered around Him that He got into a boat and sat down, while the whole crowd stood on the shore.
Jesus told the crowds all these things in parables, and He would not speak anything to them without a parable,
Then He dismissed the crowds and went into the house. His disciples approached Him and said, "Explain the parable of the weeds in the field to us."
When Jesus heard about it, He withdrew from there by boat to a remote place to be alone. When the crowds heard this, they followed Him on foot from the towns.
When evening came, the disciples approached Him and said, "This place is a wilderness, and it is already late. Send the crowds away so they can go into the villages and buy food for themselves."
Then He commanded the crowds to sit down on the grass. He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed them. He broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples [gave them] to the crowds.
Immediately He made the disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowds.
After dismissing the crowds, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. When evening came, He was there alone.
and large crowds came to Him, having with them the lame, the blind, the deformed, those unable to speak, and many others. They put them at His feet, and He healed them.
so that the crowds wondered, seeing dumb speaking, crippled sound, lame walking, and blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.
And he commanded the crowds to lie down on the ground;
He took the seven loaves and the fish, and He gave thanks, broke them, and kept on giving them to the disciples, and the disciples [gave them] to the crowds.
After dismissing the crowds, He got into the boat and went to the region of Magadan.
Large crowds followed Him, and He healed them there.
The crowds reproved them and told them to keep still; but they cried out all the more, Lord, have pity and mercy on us, [You] Son of David!
Then the crowds who went ahead of Him and those who followed kept shouting: Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!
And the crowds kept saying, "This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee!"
Although they were looking for a way to arrest Him, they feared the crowds, because they regarded Him as a prophet.
And when the crowds heard this, they were astonished at His teaching.
Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to His disciples:
At that time Jesus said to the crowds, "Have you come out with swords and clubs, as if I were a criminal, to capture Me? Every day I used to sit, teaching in the temple complex, and you didn't arrest Me.
The chief priests and the elders, however, persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas and to execute Jesus.
Send the crowds away so that they can go to the neighboring farms and villages and buy themselves something to eat."
He set out from there and went to the region of Judea and across the Jordan. Then crowds converged on Him again and, as He usually did, He began teaching them once more.
He then said to the crowds who came out to be baptized by him, "Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
"What then should we do?" the crowds were asking him.
When it was day, He went out and made His way to a deserted place. But the crowds were searching for Him. They came to Him and tried to keep Him from leaving them.
He got into one of the boats, which belonged to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from the land. Then He sat down and was teaching the crowds from the boat.
But the news about Him spread even more, and large crowds would come together to hear Him and to be healed of their sicknesses.
After John's messengers left, He began to speak to the crowds about John: "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed swaying in the wind?
because he had an only daughter about 12 years old, and she was at death's door. While He was going, the crowds were nearly crushing Him.
"Who touched Me?" Jesus asked. When they all denied it, Peter said, "Master, the crowds are hemming You in and pressing against You."
When the crowds found out, they followed Him. He welcomed them, spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and cured those who needed healing.
Now the day began to decline, and the Twelve came and said to Him, Dismiss the crowds and send them away, so that they may go to the neighboring hamlets and villages and the surrounding country and find lodging and get a supply of provisions, for we are here in an uninhabited (barren, solitary) place.
While He was praying in private and His disciples were with Him, He asked them, "Who do the crowds say that I am?"
Now He was driving out a demon that was mute. When the demon came out, the man who had been mute, spoke, and the crowds were amazed.
As the crowds were increasing, He began saying: "This generation is an evil generation. It demands a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.
He also said to the crowds: "When you see a cloud rising in the west, right away you say, 'A storm is coming,' and so it does.
Now great crowds were traveling with Him. So He turned and said to them:
Pilate then told the chief priests and the crowds, "I find no grounds for charging this man."
All the crowds that had gathered for this spectacle, when they saw what had taken place, went home, striking their chests.
And there was a lot of discussion about Him among the crowds. Some were saying, "He's a good man." Others were saying, "No, on the contrary, He's deceiving the people."
Early in the morning (at dawn), He came back into the temple [ court], and the people came to Him in crowds. He sat down and was teaching them,
Believers were added to the Lord in increasing numbers-crowds of both men and women.
Crowds continued coming in even from the towns around Jerusalem bringing their sick and those who were troubled by unclean spirits, and all of them were healed.
The crowds paid attention with one mind to what Philip said, as they heard and saw the signs he was performing.
But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began to oppose what Paul was saying by insulting him.
When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they raised their voices, saying in the Lycaonian language, "The gods have come down to us in the form of men!"
Then the priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the town, brought oxen and garlands to the gates. He, with the crowds, intended to offer sacrifice.
Even though they said these things, they barely stopped the crowds from sacrificing to them.
Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and when they had won over the crowds and stoned Paul, they dragged him out of the city, thinking he was dead.
But when the Jews from Thessalonica found out that God's message had been proclaimed by Paul at Beroea, they came there too, agitating and disturbing the crowds.
The excitement spread through the whole city, and the people rushed in crowds to the Temple, and there laid hold of Paul and began to drag him out; and the Temple gates were immediately closed.