Would Be Followers Matthew 8:18-22
18 Now when Jesus saw a crowd around Him, He gave orders to depart to the other side of the sea. 19 Then a scribe came and said to Him, "Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go."
20 Jesus said to him, "The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head."
21 Another of the disciples said to Him, "Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father."
22 But Jesus said to him, "Follow Me, and allow the dead to bury their own dead."
57 As they were going along the road, someone said to Him, "I will follow You wherever You go."
58 And Jesus said to him, "The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head." 59 And He said to another, "Follow Me." But he said, "Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father."
60 But He said to him, "Allow the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God."
61 Another also said, "I will follow You, Lord; but first permit me to say good-bye to those at home."
62 But Jesus said to him, "No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."
Crowds Around Jesus
Definitions of crowd
a large number of people gathered together, typically in a disorganized or unruly way.
a huge crowd gathered in the street outside
throng horde mass multitude host army battalion herd flock drove swarm sea troupe pack press crush mob rabble collection company gathering assembly audience assemblage congregation gaggle bunch gang posse
(of a number of people) fill (a space) almost completely, leaving little or no room for movement.
the dance floor was crowded with revelers
move too close to (someone).
don't crowd her, she needs air
Synonyms of crowd
throng majority set audience gang
cluster surge pressure crowd together herd push
Now large crowds were going along with Him; and He turned and said to them,
And He went off with him; and a large crowd was following Him and pressing in on Him.
Now when Jesus saw a crowd around Him, He gave orders to depart to the other side of the sea.
Getting up, He went from there to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan; crowds gathered around Him again, and, according to His custom, He once more began to teach them.
Now it happened that while the crowd was pressing around Him and listening to the word of God, He was standing by the lake of Gennesaret;
Large crowds followed Him from Galilee and the Decapolis and Jerusalem and Judea and from beyond the Jordan.
When Jesus came down from the mountain, large crowds followed Him.
Now when Jesus heard about John, He withdrew from there in a boat to a secluded place by Himself; and when the people heard of this, they followed Him on foot from the cities.
and large crowds followed Him, and He healed them there.
As they were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed Him.
Jesus withdrew to the sea with His disciples; and a great multitude from Galilee followed; and also from Judea, and from Jerusalem, and from Idumea, and beyond the Jordan, and the vicinity of Tyre and Sidon, a great number of people heard of all that He was doing and came to Him.
But the crowds were aware of this and followed Him; and welcoming them, He began speaking to them about the kingdom of God and curing those who had need of healing.
And following Him was a large crowd of the people, and of women who were mourning and lamenting Him.
A large crowd followed Him, because they saw the signs which He was performing on those who were sick.
When Jesus had crossed over again in the boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around Him; and so He stayed by the seashore.
When a large crowd was coming together, and those from the various cities were journeying to Him, He spoke by way of a parable:
As the crowds were increasing, He began to say, "This generation is a wicked generation; it seeks for a sign, and yet no sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah.
for he had an only daughter, about twelve years old, and she was dying. But as He went, the crowds were pressing against Him.
And Jesus said, "Who is the one who touched Me?" And while they were all denying it, Peter said, "Master, the people are crowding and pressing in on You."
A crowd was sitting around Him, and they said to Him, "Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are outside looking for You."
Soon afterwards He went to a city called Nain; and His disciples were going along with Him, accompanied by a large crowd.
When they came back to the disciples, they saw a large crowd around them, and some scribes arguing with them.
The disciples said to Him, "Where would we get so many loaves in this desolate place to satisfy such a large crowd?"
And He directed the people to sit down on the ground; and taking the seven loaves, He gave thanks and broke them, and started giving them to His disciples to serve to them, and they served them to the people.
Most of the crowd spread their coats in the road, and others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them in the road.
The crowds going ahead of Him, and those who followed, were shouting, "Hosanna to the Son of David; BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD; Hosanna in the highest!"
And the crowds were saying, "This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth in Galilee."
after hearing about Jesus, she came up in the crowd behind Him and touched His cloak.
And all the people were trying to touch Him, for power was coming from Him and healing them all.
The Pharisees and some of the scribes gathered around Him when they had come from Jerusalem,
Then they came to Jericho And as He was leaving Jericho with His disciples and a large crowd, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the road.
Now hearing a crowd going by, he began to inquire what this was.
Now as He approached the gate of the city, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a sizeable crowd from the city was with her.
But the man who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had slipped away while there was a crowd in that place.