And they brought young children to him
The parents, or friends, or nurses of the children in those parts, having heard of the fame of Jesus; and having entertained an high opinion of him, as a great prophet, and a holy, good man, brought their children in their arms, or hands,
that he should touch them;
as he did when he healed diseased persons, as these might be, though not expressed:
and [his] disciples rebuked those that brought [them];
(See Gill on Matthew 19:13).