Matthew 12:15

God’s Chosen Servant

15 Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. A large crowd followed him, and he healed all who were ill.

Read Matthew 12:15 Using Other Translations

But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all;
Jesus, aware of this, withdrew from there. And many followed him, and he healed them all
But Jesus knew what they were planning. So he left that area, and many people followed him. He healed all the sick among them,

What does Matthew 12:15 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Matthew 12:15

But when Jesus knew it
Their consultation against him, as he did, not by any discovery made to him by men, but as the omniscient God; he withdrew himself from thence; from the synagogue and city, where he was, to the sea of Galilee, and his disciples with him, as Mark observes; not through fear, but because his time was not yet come, that he must suffer and die for his people; he had some other work to do first, and therefore rightly and wisely provides for his safety. And great multitudes followed him; from Galilee, Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, and from beyond Jordan; and were joined by another multitude of people, who came from about Tyre and Sidon, as Mark relates: so that his departure was not so very private; nor was he forsaken by the common people, though the Pharisees were so offended with him. And he healed them all; that stood in need of healing, as many as had plagues and unclean spirits; practising agreeably to his doctrine, that it was lawful to do good on the sabbath day, and to heal the bodies as well as the souls of men.

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