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

  • Irene123
    Matt. ch.8 says 2 men; Mk. says one man; this book, Peggy, is the Bible; God's Word. Try asking Him ...; and no, I am being serious, not facetious.
  • Peggy Johnson
    Why is it you say two came out and were possessed it was only one man. Read this same story in the book of mark it is only one man not two.
  • Mark verrell
    JESUS confronts the demons, the demons sort of challenge HIM saying "have YOU come here to torment us before the time" and the demons ask HIM to put them into the herd of swine" all of a sudden I am sorta baffled as to the demons sorta have free regain but more so JESUS does as they the demons request. JESUS does everything righteously) I guess HE KNEW the swine would kill themselv
  • Bruce
    Carmen are you saying, If we went to a priest, God will forgive our sins. Or, God will forgive us for going to a priest?
  • Irene123
    To Carmen - You're on a KJV Bible site; not the Catholic Douay. They are 2 different Bibles - and only one is true; only one is from God.
  • Lisa
    The bible tells us that the world will reject us if we follow Jesus. In this chapter we see the city rejecting him. Stay close to Jesus knowing what you face in this world he has already overcome. If you stay close to Jesus you too will overcome everything you go through.

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