Matthew 14:36

“And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And besought him, that they might onely touch the hemme of his garment; and as many as touched, were made perfectly whole.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and they implored Him that they might just touch the fringe of His cloak; and as many as touched {it} were cured.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and they besought him that they might only touch the border of his garment: and as many as touched were made whole.
- American Standard Version (1901)

With the request that they might only put their hands on the edge of his robe: and all those who did so were made well.
- Basic English Bible

and besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment; and as many as touched were made thoroughly well.
- Darby Bible

And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were restored to health.
- Webster's Bible

and they entreated Him that they might but touch the tassel of His outer garment; and all who did so were restored to perfect health.
- Weymouth Bible

and they begged him that they might just touch the fringe of his garment. As many as touched it were made whole.
- World English Bible

And thei preieden hym, that thei schulden touche the hemme of his clothing; and who euere touchiden weren maad saaf.
- Wycliffe Bible

and were calling on him that they might only touch the fringe of his garment, and as many as did touch were saved.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 14:36


Mt 14:36 The hem of his garment. The numbers that pressed upon him seemed almost too large for him to be able to heal them singly by laying his hands upon them, therefore many begged that they might be allowed to touch "if it were but the border of his garment" (Mr 6:56). Soon after followed the ever-memorable discourse, so strikingly in accordance with the present passover season, in the synagogues of Capernaum, respecting the "Bread of Life" (Joh 6:22-65).

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