Matthew 8:1

Jesus Heals a Man With Leprosy

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

Read Matthew 8:1 Using Other Translations

When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.
When he came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him.
Large crowds followed Jesus as he came down the mountainside.

What does Matthew 8:1 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.

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