Matthew 8:18

“Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now when Iesus saw great multitudes about him, hee gaue commaundement to depart vnto the other side.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now when Jesus saw a crowd around Him, He gave orders to depart to the other side {of the sea.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandments to depart unto the other side.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now when Jesus saw a great mass of people about him, he gave an order to go to the other side.
- Basic English Bible

And Jesus, seeing great crowds around him, commanded to depart to the other side.
- Darby Bible

Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart to the other side.
- Webster's Bible

Seeing great crowds about Him Jesus had given directions to cross to the other side of the Lake,
- Weymouth Bible

Now when Jesus saw great multitudes around him, he gave the order to depart to the other side.
- World English Bible

And Jhesus say myche puple aboute him, and bade hise disciplis go ouer the watir.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Jesus having seen great multitudes about him, did command to depart to the other side;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 8:18


8:18 He commanded to go to the other side - That both himself and the people might have a little rest.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 8:18


Mt 8:18 Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him. The multitudes had gathered to listen to his teaching, or to behold his miracles. The sea was only six miles wide, and the Savior often crossed it in order to secure retirement. There is no deep recess in the eastern hills; no towns along its banks corresponding to those in the plain of Gennesareth.

Discussion for Matthew 8

  • George John
    Comment*
    I learnt that God's kingdom is always inherited and attained through hilliness, faithfulness and obedience towards what God requires you or me to do in our daily life.
  • Gamaliel
    To Derek; The kingdom of Heaven is the place (heaven itself) The children of the kingdom are those of us who are on earth (the Kingdom of God). Jesus marveled that this non-Jew had the understanding of how faith works. The children of the kingdom suffer from ignorance and suffer here on earth because they wont use the faith given them to overcome sickness and poverty.
  • DEREK EUVRARD
    I don't understand why it's states that the children of the kingdom will be cast into the outer darkness and gnawed by teeth...
  • Charles fiorucci
    proves peter was a married man not the first pope like the roman catholic church
    teaches and jesus christ is the rock not peter people are deceived in a false gospel
    peter had a mother in law therefore he was married unlike the harlot church which
    teaches celebacy which is not scriptural that is why the majority of priests are homosexual
    repent or hell awaits this false gospel of rome
  • Janet
    I know God has always been there for me even when the devil has tried to take me out God has blocked him every-time we need to know prayer works just have faith and know he will never leave you
  • Sonia
    I'm going through the same thing about the devil trying 2 take over my young boys that the Lord has Blessed me with but I Pray

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