Luke 18:36

36 When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening.

Read Luke 18:36 Using Other Translations

And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.
And hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what this meant.
When he heard the noise of a crowd going past, he asked what was happening.

What does Luke 18:36 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 18:36

And hearing the multitude pass by
Their "voice", as the Syriac version expresses it; the noise of their feet, and especially of their tongues;

he asked what it meant?
what was the meaning of this concourse of people, and of this clamorous noise; or, as the Syriac version reads, "who it should be?" what person of note was passing by, that there was such a multitude after him? to which the answer best agrees.

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