Matthew 8:1

Jesus Heals a Man With Leprosy

1 When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him.

Matthew 8:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.
ESV
1 When he came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him.
NLT
1 Large crowds followed Jesus as he came down the mountainside.
MSG
1 Jesus came down the mountain with the cheers of the crowd still ringing in his ears.
CSB
1 When He came down from the mountain, large crowds followed Him.

Matthew 8:1 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 8:1

When he was come down from the mountain
Into which he went up, and preached the sermon recorded in the "three" preceding chapters:

great multitudes followed him:
which is mentioned, partly to shew, that the people which came from several parts, still continued with him, being affected with his discourses and miracles; and partly on account of the following miracle, of healing the leper, which was not done in a corner, but before great multitudes, who were witnesses of it: though some think this miracle was wrought more privately.

Matthew 8:1 In-Context

1 When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him.
2 A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.”
3 Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy.
4 Then Jesus said to him, “See that you don’t tell anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”
5 When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help.