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Matthew 14:14

14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

Read Matthew 14:14 Using Other Translations

And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.
When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
Jesus saw the huge crowd as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

What does Matthew 14:14 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Matthew 14:14

And Jesus went forth
Either from the mountain where he sat with his disciples, ( John 6:3 ) or out of the desert, where he had retired for secrecy; or out of the ship, which seems best, the company having got thither before his landing:

and saw a great multitude;
for, there were about five thousand men, beside women and children, ( Matthew 14:21 )

and was moved with compassion toward them:
partly on account of their bodily infirmities, which were very many and great; and partly on account of the bad situation they were in, through want of spiritual pastors to feed them with the bread of life; for Mark gives this as the reason, moving his compassion, "because they were as sheep, not having a shepherd": all which shows the truth of Christ's human nature; proves him to be a merciful high priest, and one truly concerned for both the bodies and souls of men:

and he healed their sick;
which they brought along with them, and that without the use of any medicine, by a word speaking: so that as the former phrase gives proof of his humanity, this attests his divinity: but this was not all he did, he not only healed their bodies, but he taught them the doctrines of the Gospel; and spake to them concerning the kingdom of God, for the good of their souls, as the other evangelists relate.

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