Matthew 19:2

2 And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.

Matthew 19:2 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 19:2

And great multitudes followed him
The Persic version adds, "of the sick and diseased"; but all that followed him were not such, though some were: these came not only from Galilee, but from the adjacent parts, from the country beyond Jordan, and the coasts of Judea, where he had been formerly; and who resort to him again, as Mark observes; and whom, according to his usual manner, he taught and instructed in the knowledge of divine things, and confirmed his doctrines by miracles:

and he healed them there;
in the above mentioned places, even as many of them as were sick and diseased.

Matthew 19:2 In-Context

1 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan;
2 And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.
3 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
4 And he answered and said unto them,Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
5 And said,For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?