'Crowds' in the Bible
Have I feared large crowds? Has my family's contempt ever terrified me so that I remained silent and wouldn't go outside?"
Pay attention, you dull ones among the crowds! You fools! Will you ever become wise?
Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and from across the Jordan followed him.
When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on the hill. After taking his seat, his disciples came to him,
When Jesus had finished saying all these things, the crowds were utterly amazed at his teaching,
When Jesus came down from the hillside, large crowds followed him.
When Jesus saw the large crowds around him, he gave orders to cross to the other side of the Sea of Galilee.
When the crowds saw this, they became frightened and glorified God for giving such authority to humans.
As soon as the demon had been driven out, the man began to speak. The crowds were amazed and said, "Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel!"
When he saw the crowds, he was deeply moved with compassion for them, because they were troubled and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
As they were leaving, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John. "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?
When Jesus became aware of this, he left that place. Many crowds followed him, and he healed all of them,
All the crowds were amazed and kept saying, "This man isn't the Son of David, is he?"
While Jesus was still speaking to the crowds, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him.
Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat down, while the entire crowd stood on the shore.
Jesus told the crowds all these things in parables. He did not tell them anything without using a parable.
Then Jesus left the crowds and went into the house. His disciples came to him and asked, "Explain to us the parable about the weeds in the field."
When Jesus heard this, he left that place and went by boat to a deserted place by himself. The crowds heard of it and followed him on foot from the neighboring towns.
When evening had come, the disciples went to him and said, "This is a deserted place, and it's already late. Send the crowds away so that they can go into the villages and buy food for themselves."
Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and blessed them. Then he broke the loaves in pieces and gave them to his disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.
Jesus immediately had the disciples get into a boat and cross to the other side ahead of him, while he sent the crowds away.
After dismissing the crowds, he went up on a hillside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone.
Large crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the blind, the crippled, those unable to talk, and many others. They placed them at his feet, and he healed them.
he took the seven loaves and the fish and gave thanks. Then he broke them in pieces and kept giving them to his disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.
After he sent the crowds away, he got into a boat and went to the region of Magadan.
Large crowds followed him, and he healed them there.
Both the crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed him kept shouting, "Hosanna to the Son of David! How blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!"
The crowds kept saying, "This is the prophet Jesus, the man from Nazareth in Galilee."
Although they wanted to arrest him, they were afraid of the crowds, who considered Jesus to be a prophet.
When the crowds heard this, they were amazed at his teaching.
Then Jesus told the crowds and his disciples,
At this point, Jesus asked the crowds, "Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest me as if I were a bandit? Day after day I sat teaching in the Temple, yet you didn't arrest me.
But the high priests and elders persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas and to demand that Jesus be put to death.
Send the crowds away so that they can go to the neighboring farms and villages and buy themselves something to eat."
Then Jesus left that place and went into the territory of Judea on the other side of the Jordan. Crowds gathered around him as usual, and he began to teach them again as was his custom.
John would say to the crowds that were coming out to be baptized by him, "You children of serpents! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
The crowds kept asking him, "What, then, should we do?"
At daybreak he left and went to a deserted place, while the crowds kept looking for him. When they came to him, they tried to keep him from leaving them.
So Jesus got into one of the boats (the one that belonged to Simon) and asked him to push out a little from the shore. Then he sat down and began to teach the crowds from the boat.
But the news about Jesus spread even more, and many crowds began gathering to hear him and to be healed of their diseases.
When John's messengers had gone, Jesus began to ask the crowds about John. "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?
because his only daughter, who was about twelve years old, was dying. While Jesus was on his way, the crowds continued to press in on him.
Jesus asked, "Who touched me?" While everyone was denying it, Peter and those who were with him said, "Master, the crowds are surrounding you and pressing in on you."
But the crowds found out about this and followed him. He welcomed them and began to speak to them about the kingdom of God and to heal those who needed healing.
One day, while Jesus was praying privately and the disciples were with him, he asked them, "Who do the crowds say I am?"
Jesus was driving a demon out of a man who was unable to talk. When the demon had gone out, the man began to speak, and the crowds were amazed.
Now as the crowds continued to throng around Jesus, he went on to say, "This people living today are an evil generation. It craves a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah,
Then Jesus told the crowds, "When you see a cloud coming in from the west, you immediately say, "There's going to be a storm,' and that's what happens.
Now large crowds were traveling with Jesus. He turned and told them,
Then Pilate told the high priests and crowds, "I do not find anything chargeable in this man."
When all the crowds who had come together for this spectacle saw what had taken place, they beat their chests and left.
And there was a great deal of discussion about him among the crowds. Some were saying, "He is a good man," while others were saying, "No, he is deceiving the crowds!"
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, hearing his message and seeing the signs that he was doing, paid close attention to what was said by Philip.
But when the Jewish leaders saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began to object to the statements made by Paul and even to abuse him.
When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they shouted in the Lycaonian language, "The gods have become like men and have come down to us!"
The priest of the temple of Zeus, which was just outside the city, brought bulls and garlands to the gates. He and the crowds wanted to offer sacrifices.
Even by saying this, it was all Paul and Barnabas could do to keep the crowds from offering sacrifices to them.
But some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won over the crowds by persuasion. They stoned Paul and dragged him out of the town, thinking he was dead.
But when the Jewish leaders in Thessalonica found out that the word of God had been proclaimed by Paul also in Berea, they went there to upset and incite the crowds.