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

  • A disciple
    "...Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed." Simply a fact! there was no fanatic display of the person having to charge himself up "in the Holy Ghost," and nothing he had to perform at all! He simply asked the Lord Jesus to have mercy on him; AND HE DID! This is how prayers are answered, and how folks are saved and healed.
  • Wayne
    Rose Adams, the veil is still covering the Jews when the scriptures are read.
  • Wayne
    Carmen, confessing your sins to a priest is confessing to another sinner. Each person must go to Jesus Christ themselves for salvation. Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. No human can forgive your sins. We are saved by the precious blood of the Son of God.
  • La
    The hand of God is enough. We tend to as why because we are seeing the word of God with our physical eyes. God is all powerful infinite never ending. The disciples wrote the new treatment and in different point of--each man was chosen by Jesus himself. If you ask the Lord for something or a question he always confirms it. From somewhere you will get your answer again. It amazing when u realize
  • Wayne
    Peggy, in accordance with Irene, 1 James 1:5-6, states we are to ask wisdom of God, where we lack, and He will not refuse us nor make fun of our lack of understanding. I have done this at times I did not understand, and He gave me the answers. Not always right away, but we are to insist and persist. He Loves Us!
  • Wayne
    Carmen, 1 Timothy 2:5-6, states There is ONE MEDIATOR between God and men,The Man Christ Jesus, who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. Each sinner needs to confess their sins and sinfulness to Christ alone. He is our open door to the Heavenly Father.

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