What does Crowd mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
ὄχλος a crowd. 41
ὄχλον a crowd. 30
ὄχλου a crowd. 23
ὄχλῳ a crowd. 9
ὀχλοποιήσαντες to collect a crowd 1
ὄχλοις a crowd. 1
πλῆθος a multitude. 1
רַבִּ֖ים much 1

Definitions Related to Crowd

G3793


   1 a Crowd.
      1a a casual collection of people.
         1a1 a multitude of men who have flocked together in some place.
         1a2 a throng.
      1b a multitude.
         1b1 the common people, as opposed to the rulers and leading men.
         1b2 with contempt: the ignorant multitude, the populace.
      1c a multitude.
         1c1 the multitudes, seems to denote troops of people gathered together without order.
         

H7227


   1 much, many, great.
      1a much.
      1b many.
      1c abounding in.
      1d more numerous than.
      1e abundant, enough.
      1f great.
      1g strong.
      1h greater than adv.
      1i much, exceedingly.
   2 captain, chief.
   

G3792


   1 to collect a Crowd, gather the people together.
   

G4128


   1 a multitude.
      1a a great number, of men or things.
      1b the whole number, the whole multitude, the assemblage.
         1b1 the multitude of the people.
         

Frequency of Crowd (original languages)

Frequency of Crowd (English)

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Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Crowd
CROWD.—In many passages of the Gospels we read of the rapid gathering of a crowd around Jesus. The healing of the man with the withered hand seems to have been the first occasion on which a great company was drawn to Him by curiosity or by the hope of healing. ‘His fame went throughout all Syria. The multitude was gathered from Galilee. Jerusalem, Judaea, Idumaea, and from the district round Tyre and Sidon; the whole country was moved (Matthew 4:25, Mark 3:7-9, Luke 6:17-19). When Jesus retired for quiet to a desert place after receiving the news of the death of John the Baptist, He was followed by a crowd of five thousand people (Matthew 14:14, Mark 6:34, Luke 9:11). The words used for ‘crowd’ are ὄχλος and πλῆθος (both usually rendered ‘multitude’ in Authorized and Revised Versions, but in Mark 2:4; Mark 5:27; Mark 5:30, Luke 8:19; Luke 19:3, ὄχλος is translation ‘press’ [1]). In classical Greek πλῆθος means the common people, the plebs, as opposed to ὄχλος, the inchoate throng that comes together on any special occasion, the turba. But in the NT the distinction is not uniformly maintained; in Mark 3:7-9 the words are used interchangeably. St. Luke is more exact in his use of language, and in Acts 15:30 uses πλῆθος in a technical sense, common enough in the inscriptions, as meaning the membership of a political or religious association in its totality (Deissmann, Bible Studies, English translation 232). The question arises whether there were any special circumstances in those days that favoured the coming together of such masses of people upon very short notice.
1. The Messianic expectation was the motive of many such gatherings. The misgovernment under the Herods had cast the nation’s thoughts back upon God, and the Messianic hope awakened with new power. The attention that John the Baptist attracted was due to the belief that he was the Messiah, a belief that he took pains to shatter. To John there flocked at the outset of his ministry the people in the neighbourhood, but afterwards the movement reached the north and the inflammable Galilee. Josephus (Ant. xviii. v. 2) says that John was put to death because Herod feared lest the crowds he was gathering about him should ‘put it into his power and inclination to raise a rebellion, for they seemed ready to do anything he should advise.’ It was in consequence of a similar movement among the Samaritans that Pilate was recalled. The bloodshed with which the movement was checked led to an information being laid against him at Rome (Josephus Ant. xviii. iv. 2). It is clear from these incidents that the Messianic hope was very present with the people; and whenever the times raised up a man who seemed to have a distinctive message, the Jews were more than willing to flock to listen to him.
2. The splendid road system of Palestine facilitated the gathering of such crowds. The Romans made their roads partly on commercial grounds, and partly to permit of the passage of troops among the turbulent people. The commerce of the country must have been considerable in spite of the grinding taxation. Herod’s annual income (Josephus Ant. xvii. xi. 4) was 900 talents, nearly £400,000 of our money. The regular raising of such a sum implies a settled trade, and much coming and going between different parts of the country. The excellence of the roads is borne witness to by the fact that the Roman procurator, who resided at Caesarea, could reach Jerusalem with troops by way of Antipatris in less than twenty-four hours. The distance is about sixty miles. Along these splendid roads the crowd would stream on the first hint of the appearance of one who might be the Messiah.
3. The small size of the country must also be remembered. Palestine bulks so large in spiritual significance that one is apt to forget how small it is. And yet from the shore of the Dead Sea one may view the glittering snow of Hermon, while from the hill above Nazareth may be seen on the one hand the ships in the Mediterranean, and on the other the rolling hills of Gilead. This land, only about 1/6th the size of England, was densely populated. To-day its population is a little over 600,000, but in OT and Roman times must have been very much larger. " translation="">2 Samuel 24:9 implies a population of 6,500,000; and, while it may be questioned whether the land ever could have carried so great a population as this, it is clear, both from the notices in history and from the existing ruins, that the desolations of to-day were formerly densely peopled. The population in the time of Christ is generally reckoned to have been about 2½ millions (Sanday, Sacred Sites of the Gospels, p. 16). See, further, art. Multitude.
R. Bruce Taylor.
 
Webster's Dictionary - Crowd
(1):
(v. t.) To push, to press, to shove.
(2):
(v. t.) A number of persons congregated or collected into a close body without order; a throng.
(3):
(v. t.) The lower orders of people; the populace; the vulgar; the rabble; the mob.
(4):
(v. i.) To press together or collect in numbers; to swarm; to throng.
(5):
(v. t.) To play on a crowd; to fiddle.
(6):
(n.) An ancient instrument of music with six strings; a kind of violin, being the oldest known stringed instrument played with a bow.
(7):
(v. t.) To press or drive together; to mass together.
(8):
(v. t.) To fill by pressing or thronging together; hence, to encumber by excess of numbers or quantity.
(9):
(v. t.) To press by solicitation; to urge; to dun; hence, to treat discourteously or unreasonably.
(10):
(v. i.) To urge or press forward; to force one's self; as, a man crowds into a room.
(11):
(v. t.) A number of things collected or closely pressed together; also, a number of things adjacent to each other.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Crowd
A — 1: ὄχλος (Strong's #3793 — Noun Masculine — ochlos — okh'-los ) "a confused throng," is usually translated "multitude." The RV translates it "crowd" (AV, "press" in some) in Matthew 9:23,25 ; Mark 2:4 ; 3:9 ; 5:27,30 ; Luke 8:19 ; 19:3 ; Acts 21:34,35 ; 24:12,18 . See COMPANY , MULTITUDE , NUMBER , PEOPLE.
B — 1: ὀχλοποιέω (Strong's #3792 — Verb — ochlopoieo — okh-lop-oy-eh'-o ) "to make a crowd" (A, with poieo, "to make"), is translated "gathered a crowd" in Acts 17:5 , RV (AV, "company").

Sentence search

Prease - ) To press; to Crowd. ) A press; a Crowd
Throng - ) A multitude of persons or of living beings pressing or pressed into a close body or assemblage; a Crowd. ) To Crowd together; to press together into a close body, as a multitude of persons; to gather or move in multitudes. ) To Crowd into; to fill closely by Crowding or pressing into, as a hall or a street. ) To Crowd, or press, as persons; to oppress or annoy with a Crowd of living beings. ) Thronged; Crowded; also, much occupied; busy
Throng - A Crowd a multitude of persons or of living beings pressing or pressed into a close body or assemblage as a throng of people at a play-house. THRONG, To Crowd together to press into a close body, as a multitude of persons to come in multitudes. ...
THRONG, To Crowd or press, as persons to oppress or annoy with a Crowd of living beings
Crwth - ) See 4th Crowd
Cruth - ) See 4th Crowd
Baal-Hamon - Who rules a Crowd
Crowd - " The RV translates it "crowd" (AV, "press" in some) in Matthew 9:23,25 ; Mark 2:4 ; 3:9 ; 5:27,30 ; Luke 8:19 ; 19:3 ; Acts 21:34,35 ; 24:12,18 . ...
B — 1: ὀχλοποιέω (Strong's #3792 — Verb — ochlopoieo — okh-lop-oy-eh'-o ) "to make a Crowd" (A, with poieo, "to make"), is translated "gathered a Crowd" in Acts 17:5 , RV (AV, "company")
Crowded - ) of Crowd...
Frape - ) A Crowd, a rabble
Croud - ) See Crowd, a violin
Press - —See Crowd and Multitude...
Jostle - ) A conflict by collisions; a Crowding or bumping together; interference. ) To push; to Crowd; to hustle. ) To run against and shake; to push out of the way; to elbow; to hustle; to disturb by Crowding; to Crowd against
Press - * For PRESS (Noun) see Crowd, A ...
Crowding - ) of Crowd...
Scrouge - ) To Crowd; to squeeze
Overcrowd - ) To Crowd too much
Serry - ) To Crowd; to press together
Varletry - ) The rabble; the Crowd; the mob
Crowth - See 4th Crowd
Serr - ) To Crowd, press, or drive together
Thring - ) To press, Crowd, or throng
Rabblement - ) A tumultuous Crowd of low people; a rabble
Rabble-Rout - ) A tumultuous Crowd; a rabble; a noisy throng
Volge - ) The common sort of people; the Crowd; the mob
Oppilate - ) To Crowd together; to fill with obstructions; to block up
Frequence - ) A Crowd; a throng; a concourse
Mob - ) To Crowd about, as a mob, and attack or annoy; as, to mob a house or a person. , an unlawful or riotous assembly; a disorderly Crowd
Bustling - ) Agitated; noisy; tumultuous; characterized by confused activity; as, a bustling Crowd
Crowder - ) One who plays on a Crowd; a fiddler. ) One who Crowds or pushes
Coacervate - ) Raised into a pile; collected into a Crowd; heaped
Sidle - ) To go or move with one side foremost; to move sidewise; as, to sidle through a Crowd or narrow opening
a'Lush - (a Crowd of men ) one of the stations of the Israelites on their journey to Sinai, the last before Rephidim
Unhive - ) To deprive of habitation or shelter, as a Crowd
Frequency - ) A Crowd; a throng
Pester - ) To Crowd together in an annoying way; to overcrowd; to infest
Fraught - ) To freight; to load; to burden; to fill; to Crowd
Cram - To press or drive, particularly in filling or thrusting one thing into another to stuff to Crowd to fill to superfluity as, to cram any thing into a basket or bag to cram a room with people to cram victuals down the throat. To thrust in by force to Crowd
Corkscrew - ) To press forward in a winding way; as, to corkscrew one's way through a Crowd
Barabbas - All four Gospels record that when Pilate offered to release Jesus, the assembled Crowd demanded the release of Barabbas instead. If it is correct, Pilate's question to the Crowd in Matthew 27:17 would have added poignancy
Coarctate - ) To press together; to Crowd; to straiten; to confine closely
Dense - ) Having the constituent parts massed or Crowded together; close; compact; thick; containing much matter in a small space; heavy; opaque; as, a dense Crowd; a dense forest; a dense fog
Gathering - Collection a Crowd an assembly
Promiscuous - ) Consisting of individuals united in a body or mass without order; mingled; confused; undistinguished; as, a promiscuous Crowd or mass
Jam - ) A mass of people or objects Crowded together; also, the pressure from a Crowd; a crush; as, a jam in a street; a jam of logs in a river. ) To press into a close or tight position; to Crowd; to squeeze; to wedge in
Confluence - ) Any running together of separate streams or currents; the act of meeting and Crowding in a place; hence, a Crowd; a concourse; an assemblage
Constipate - ) To Crowd or cram into a narrow compass; to press together or condense
Goddess - ...
When the daughter of Jupiter presented herself among a Crowd of goddesses, she was distinguished by her graceful stature and superior beauty
Crush - ) Violent pressure, as of a Crowd; a Crowd which produced uncomfortable pressure; as, a crush at a peception
Multitude - ) A great number of persons collected together; a numerous collection of persons; a Crowd; an assembly
Athering - ) A Crowd; an assembly; a congregation
Fumble - ) To handle or manage awkwardly; to Crowd or tumble together
Bustle - ) To move noisily; to be rudely active; to move in a way to cause agitation or disturbance; as, to bustle through a Crowd
Clutter - ) To Crowd together in disorder; to fill or cover with things in disorder; to throw into disorder; to disarrange; as, to clutter a room
Company - A — 1: ὄχλος (Strong's #3793 — Noun Masculine — ochlos — okh'-los ) "a throng of people, an irregular Crowd," most usually "a disorganized throng;" in Acts 6:7 , however, it is said of a company of the priests who believed; the word here indicates that they had not combined to bring this about. See COMMON , Crowd , MULTITUDE , and Trench, Syn. 6, "a throng or Crowd," is found, in some mss. , "to make a Crowd" (ochlos, "a Crowd," poieo, "to make"), is translated "gathered a company," in Acts 17:5 , AV; the RV corrects this to "gathering a Crowd. " See Crowd
Press - ) To exert pressure; to bear heavily; to push, Crowd, or urge with steady force. ) To urge, or act upon, with force, as weight; to act upon by pushing or thrusting, in distinction from pulling; to Crowd or compel by a gradual and continued exertion; to bear upon; to squeeze; to compress; as, we press the ground with the feet when we walk; we press the couch on which we repose; we press substances with the hands, fingers, or arms; we are pressed in a Crowd. ) To move on with urging and Crowding; to make one's way with violence or effort; to bear onward forcibly; to Crowd; to throng; to encroach. ) A multitude of individuals Crowded together; / Crowd of single things; a throng
Wedge - To drive as a wedge is drive to Crowd or compress closely. We were wedged in by the Crowd
Overcharge - ) To fill too full; to Crowd
Overwork - ) To fill too full of work; to Crowd with labor
Overcharge - To Crowd too much
Barrier - ) A fence or railing to mark the limits of a place, or to keep back a Crowd
Hundreds - The seating of the Crowd in groups of hundreds in Mark 6:40 is perhaps meant to recall Israel's wilderness division
Exclude - ) To shut out; to hinder from entrance or admission; to debar from participation or enjoyment; to deprive of; to except; - the opposite to admit; as, to exclude a Crowd from a room or house; to exclude the light; to exclude one nation from the ports of another; to exclude a taxpayer from the privilege of voting
Compel - ) To gather or unite in a Crowd or company
Displace - ) To Crowd out; to take the place of
Espy - ) To catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes; to discover, as a distant object partly concealed, or not obvious to notice; to see at a glance; to discern unexpectedly; to spy; as, to espy land; to espy a man in a Crowd
Multitude - A Crowd or throng the populace applied to the populace when assembled in great numbers, and to the mass of men without reference to an assemblage
Cluster - ) A number of individuals grouped together or collected in one place; a Crowd; a mob
Collection - The body formed by gathering an assemblage, or assembly a Crowd as a collection of men
Gabbatha - It was not the usual judgment hall, which the Jews could not then enter, but some palace in the vicinity of the Crowd without, John 18:28 ; 19:4,9,13
Throng - ...
3: συμπνίγω (Strong's #4846 — Verb — sumpnigo — soom-pnee'-go ) "to choke," is used of "thronging" by a Crowd, Luke 8:42
Collect - ) To assemble together; as, the people collected in a Crowd; to accumulate; as, snow collects in banks
Druzes - Their name is derived from their leader, Dorazy, a Persian at the Egyptian court of El Hakim, whom he proclaimed to be an incarnation of the deity, and fleeing the anger of the Crowd, c
Hive - ) A place swarming with busy occupants; a Crowd
Drove - A Crowd of people in motion
Crowd - CROWD. —In many passages of the Gospels we read of the rapid gathering of a Crowd around Jesus. When Jesus retired for quiet to a desert place after receiving the news of the death of John the Baptist, He was followed by a Crowd of five thousand people (Matthew 14:14, Mark 6:34, Luke 9:11). The words used for ‘crowd’ are ὄχλος and πλῆθος (both usually rendered ‘multitude’ in Authorized and Revised Versions, but in Mark 2:4; Mark 5:27; Mark 5:30, Luke 8:19; Luke 19:3, ὄχλος is translation ‘press’ [1]). 2) says that John was put to death because Herod feared lest the Crowds he was gathering about him should ‘put it into his power and inclination to raise a rebellion, for they seemed ready to do anything he should advise. The splendid road system of Palestine facilitated the gathering of such Crowds. Along these splendid roads the Crowd would stream on the first hint of the appearance of one who might be the Messiah
Alexander - A Jew at Ephesus who sought to address the Crowd in the theatre
Multitude - 1: ὄχλος (Strong's #3793 — Noun Masculine — ochlos — okh'-los ) is used frequently in the four Gospels and the Acts; elsewhere only in Revelation 7:9 ; 17:15 ; 19:1,6 ; it denotes (a) "a Crowd or multitude of persons, a throng," e. 10); Acts 24:12 , RV, "crowd;" (b) "the populace, an unorganized multitude," in contrast to demos, "the people as a body politic," e. , Luke 6:17 , RV, "a (great) multitude (of His disciples)," AV, "the company;" Acts 1:15 , "a multitude (of persons)," RV, AV, "the number (of names);" Acts 24:18 , RV, "crowd" (AV, "multitude")
Music, Passion - Originated in the declamation of the Passion of Our Lord in front of the altar by the deacon and later by different persons, as the words of Our Lord by the priest, of the Evangelist by the deacon, and of the Crowd (turba) and others by the sub-deacon
Shoal - ) A great multitude assembled; a Crowd; a throng; - said especially of fish; as, a shoal of bass
People - ) The mass of comunity as distinguished from a special class; the commonalty; the populace; the vulgar; the common Crowd; as, nobles and people
Herd - ) A Crowd of low people; a rabble
People - ...
2: ὄχλος (Strong's #3793 — Noun Masculine — ochlos — okh'-los ) "a Crowd, throng:" see Crowd , MULTITUDE
Fry - ) A swarm or Crowd, especially of little fishes; young or small things in general
Espy - To see or discover something intended to be hid, or in a degree concealed and not very visible as, to espy a man in a Crowd, or a thief in a wood
Plump - ) A knot; a cluster; a group; a Crowd; a flock; as, a plump of trees, fowls, or spears
Drove - ) A Crowd of people in motion
Compel - To drive together to gather to unite in a Crowd or company
Heap - ) A Crowd; a throng; a multitude or great number of persons
Lost - Not perceptible to the senses not visible as an isle lost in fog a person lost in a Crowd
Cram - ) To press, force, or drive, particularly in filling, or in thrusting one thing into another; to stuff; to Crowd; to fill to superfluity; as, to cram anything into a basket; to cram a room with people
Gape - To open the mouth in wonder or surprise as the gaping fool the gaping Crowd
Choke - , "to choke off"), is used metaphorically, of "thorns Crowding out seed sown and preventing its growth," Matthew 13:7 ; Luke 8:7 . , by Crowding, Matthew 13:22 ; Mark 4:7,19 ; Luke 8:14 . It is used in Luke 8:42 , of the Crowd that thronged the Lord, almost, so to speak, to suffocation
Buffeting - The Crowd present seems to have participated in inflicting this personal indignity
Hall - ) Cleared passageway in a Crowd; - formerly an exclamation
Roup - ) A cluster, Crowd, or throng; an assemblage, either of persons or things, collected without any regular form or arrangement; as, a group of men or of trees; a group of isles
Flock - A body or Crowd of people. FLOCK, To gather in companies or Crowds applied to men or other animals
Folk - The sense is a Crowd, from collecting or pressing, not from following, but from the same root, as to follow is to press toward
Heap - A Crowd a throng a cluster applied to living persons
Wad - ) To insert or Crowd a wad into; as, to wad a gun; also, to stuff or line with some soft substance, or wadding, like cotton; as, to wad a cloak
Roup - ) A cluster, Crowd, or throng; an assemblage, either of persons or things, collected without any regular form or arrangement; as, a group of men or of trees; a group of isles
Galilean - Peter's Galilean speech set him apart from the courtyard Crowd during Jesus' trial (Mark 14:70 ; compare Acts 2:7 )
no Popery Riots - The Crowd was finally dispersed by a military force
Flock - ) To flock to; to Crowd. ) To gather in companies or Crowds
Gordon Riots - The Crowd was finally dispersed by a military force
Crowd - ) To play on a Crowd; to fiddle. ) To urge or press forward; to force one's self; as, a man Crowds into a room
Riots, Gordon - The Crowd was finally dispersed by a military force
Nerva, Roman Emperor - The Crowd of delatores , who had preferred accusations of treason, atheism, and Judaism, which fell most heavily on the Christians, were banished, and those who had been sent to prison or exile on these charges were recalled and set at liberty
Ignorance: of Oneìs Own Heart - A Crowd were watching it, in momentary expectation of seeing it fall, while the owner, standing in the midst of them, was cursing God to his face, and pouring out the most horrid oaths
Areopagus - The proceedings were audible to the surrounding Crowd
Roar - ) To make a loud, confused sound, as winds, waves, passing vehicles, a Crowd of persons when shouting together, or the like
Ant - There are several species of ants, but to which of these the Proverbs refer is not known: the Hebrew word nemalah is said to be from a root signifying 'to Crowd together,' which applies to all ants
Pothinus, Bishop of Lyons, Martyr - " The blows and ill-usage of the Crowd as he was carried back to prison caused his death two days later
Common, Commonly - ...
(2) Ochlos denotes "a Crowd, a great multitude;" with the article it is translated "the common people," in John 12:9,12 (RV, marg. See COMPANY , Crowd , MULTITUDE , NUMBER , PEOPLE , PRESS
Pilate, Pontius - " Pilate's feelings of perplexity and awe were deepened by this incident, while the Crowd vehemently cried out, "Not this man, but Barabbas. " Pilate, apparently vexed, and not knowning what to do, said, "Why, what evil hath he done?" but with yet fiercer fanaticism the Crowd yelled out, "Away with him! crucify him, crucify him!" Pilate yielded, and sent Jesus away to be scourged. This done, the soldiers began to deride the sufferer, and they threw around him a purple robe, probably some old cast-off robe of state (Matthew 27:28 ; John 19:2 ), and putting a reed in his right hand, and a Crowd of thorns on his head, bowed the knee before him in mockery, and saluted him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" They took also the reed and smote him with it on the head and face, and spat in his face, heaping upon him every indignity. The Crowd perceiving this cried out, "If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend
Cloud - ) A great Crowd or multitude; a vast collection
Market Place - Paul went to the marketplace (Greek agora ) on his visits to Greek cities to speak to the Crowd always gathered there (Acts 17:17 )
Palms - In John 12:13 , the Crowd used palm branches to welcome Jesus to Jerusalem
Stir, Stir up - ...
Note: In Acts 24:12 , poieo, "to make," with epistasis, "a stopping" (in some texts episustasis), signifies "to collect" (a Crowd), AV, "raising up (the people)," RV, "stirring up (a Crowd)
Push - ) A Crowd; a company or clique of associates; a gang
Confound - To mingle and blend different things, so that their forms or natures cannot be distinguished to mix in a mass or Crowd, so that individuals cannot be distinguished
Corruptions: Seen Even in Solitude - The devil can tempt in the wilderness as well as in the Crowd
Crib - ) To Crowd together, or to be confined, as in a crib or in narrow accommodations
Flake - The sense is a complication, a Crowd, or a lay
Trouble - turbo turba, a Crowd, and perhaps trova, a turn
Herod Agrippa i. - Voices here and there from the Crowd exclaimed that it was the apparition of something divine
Castle - News of a Temple riot-no uncommon occurrence-came up (ἀνέβη φἀσις) to the commander of the cohort (χιλίαρχος, ‘military tribune’ Revised Version margin), who at once took soldiers and ran down (κατέδραμεν) to the fanatical Crowd, probably just in time to prevent bloodshed (Acts 21:31-32). Paul was about to be conducted up one of the staircases leading to the barracks, he was swept off his feet by the rising human tide, and had literally to be carried out of danger by the soldiers; but, recovering himself on the upper steps, he asked and obtained permission to address the baffled and still raging Crowd, who turned a sea of angry faces upon him from below
Shoulder - ) To push with the shoulder; to make one's way, as through a Crowd, by using the shoulders; to move swaying the shoulders from side to side
Bethabara - The nearness to Galilee, and the openness of the sides of the river here, leaving a broader space for the Crowd seeking baptism, favor the view
Shake - , is used (a) literally, of a reed, Matthew 11:7 ; Luke 7:24 ; a vessel, "shaken" in filling, Luke 6:38 ; a building, Luke 6:48 ; Acts 4:31 ; 16:26 ; the natural forces of the heavens and heavenly bodies, Matthew 24:29 ; Mark 13:25 ; Luke 21:26 ; the earth, Hebrews 12:26 , "shook;" (b) metaphorically, (1) of "shaking" so as to make insecure, Hebrews 12:27 (twice); (2) of casting down from a sense of security, Acts 2:25 , "I should (not) be moved;" (3) to stir up (a Crowd), Acts 17:13 ; (4) to unsettle, 2 Thessalonians 2:2 , "(to the end that) ye be not (quickly) shaken (from your mind)," i
Bore - To penetrate or break through by turning or labor as, to bore through a Crowd
Gethsemane - " From this garden he could readily see the Crowd of men "with lanterns and torches" emerging from the city gate, and hastening, under the guidance of Judas, to seize him
Pack - A number of hounds or dogs, hunting or kept together, that is, a Crowd or assemblage united. A great number Crowded together as a pack of troubles
Jealousy - In Acts 17:5 a jealous group among the Jews incited the Crowd against Paul
Heshbon - On the southern base of the hill is an ancient reservoir; compare Song of Solomon 7:4, "thine eyes are like the fish pools in Heshbon (deep, quiet, full, reflecting the bridegroom's image) by the gate of Bathrabbim" (daughter of of a multitude; a Crowded thoroughfare of Heshbon). The bride is calm amidst the Crowd
Indolence - Faith is not indolent in pressing through the Crowd to be healed (Mark 5:27)
Heaven - How little do they know of heaven, or of the divine love and favour, that conceive, if they could get to heaven in the Crowd, though they know not how, and I had almost said, they care not how, provided they could get there, how little do they know in what consists the felicity of the place! Alas! an unsanctified, unrenewed, unregenerated heart would be miserable even in heaven
Roofs - The paralytic was brought on to the roof by making a way through the Crowd to the stairs in the gateway, or by the terraces of the adjoining houses
Number - See COMMON , COMPANY , Crowd MULTITUDE, PEOPLE
World: Vanity of Pursuit of - Men shall bow before it, stare and, shout round it, Crowd after it up and down the streets; build palaces for it, feast with it at their tables' heads all the night long; your soul shall stay enough within it to know what they do, and feel the weight of the golden dress on its shoulders, and the furrow of the crown edge of the skull; no more
Triumphal Entry - There a large Crowd applauded Him, spreading the road with their garments and with branches
Brace - ) To place in a position for resisting pressure; to hold firmly; as, he braced himself against the Crowd
Crown - A — 1: στέφανος (Strong's #4735 — Noun Masculine — stephanos — stef'-an-os ) primarily, "that which surrounds, as a wall or Crowd" (from stepho, "to encircle"), denotes (a) "the victor's crown," the symbol of triumph in the games or some such contest; hence, by metonymy, a reward or prize; (b) "a token of public honor" for distinguished service, military prowess, etc
Raise - (2) In Acts 24:12 , poieo, to make, is used with epistasis, a collection of people, and translated "stirring up (a Crowd)," RV, lit. , 'making a collection (of a Crowd)'; some mss
Trouble - 4), (2) metaphorically, (a) of the soul and spirit of the Lord, John 11:33 , where the true rendering is "He troubled Himself;" (b) of the hearts of disciples, John 14:1,27 ; (c) of the minds of those in fear or perplexity, Matthew 2:3 ; 14:26 ; Mark 6:50 ; Luke 1:12 ; 24:38 ; 1 Peter 3:14 ; (d) of subverting the souls of believers, by evil doctrine, Acts 15:24 ; Galatians 1:7 ; 5:10 ; (e) of stirring up a Crowd, Acts 17:8 ; Acts 17:13 in the best texts, "troubling (the multitudes)," RV. ...
B — 5: ἐνοχλέω (Strong's #1776 — Verb — enochleo — en-okh-leh'-o ) from en, "in," ochlos, "a throng, Crowd," is used in Hebrews 12:15 of a root of bitterness; in Luke 6:18 (in the best texts; some have ochleo), RV, "were troubled" (AV, "were vexed")
Bore - ) To make (a passage) by laborious effort, as in boring; as, to bore one's way through a Crowd; to force a narrow and difficult passage through
Serjeants Lictors - They marched in single file in front of the magistrate and cleared a space for him through the Crowd
Multitude - Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 usually gives ‘multitude,’ but in some passages prefers ‘crowd,’ from A. Mark 3:9 (διὰ τὸν ὄχλον ἵνα μὴ θλίβωσιν αὐτόν), also Matthew 9:23, Mark 2:4; Mark 5:27; Mark 5:30, Luke 8:19; Luke 19:3; yet in Mark 5:31 where συνθλίβοντα is used of ὅχλον (translation ‘crowd’ in the previous verse), and in Luke 5:1 where the ὅχλος is described as pressing upon Him (ἐπικεῖσθαι), Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 rather inconsistently uses ‘multitude. 11 ‘had found its echo outside; a considerable Crowd had flocked together. Accordingly the favourite use of these incidents as illustrations of the proverbial fickleness of a Crowd—shouting Hosanna and waving palm branches one day, and crying ‘Crucify him’ the next—though attractive, is without justification. ‘By the reiteration of this word we are constantly reminded that our Lord, wherever He went, drew about Him eager Crowds of the common people, who sometimes thronged and pressed upon Him too closely, sometimes followed Him, far from their own homes, and always heard Him gladly’ (Humphry, Commentary on the Revised Version, on Matthew 7:28). See also Crowd
Hosanna - When Jesus came to Jerusalem for his final presentation of himself to Israel, the expression came readily to the lips of the Passover Crowds. According to Matthew, the Crowd that accompanied Jesus that day shouted "Hosanna to the Son of David!" (21:9), as did the children later in the temple (v
Staff (2) - 4) mentions them as weapons used by Pilate’s soldiers in attacking a Crowd of Jews at Jerusalem
Assemble - ...
2: συναλίζω (Strong's #4871 — Verb — sunalizo — soon-al-id'-zo ) "to gather together, to assemble," with the suggestion of a Crowded meeting (sun, "with," halizo, "to Crowd, or mass:" the corresponding adjective is hales, "thronged"), is used in Acts 1:4
Lose - I lost my companion in the Crowd
Great - Amidst the Crowd she walks serenely great
Heave - The glittering finny swarms ...
That heave our friths and Crowd upon our shores
Dalmatius, Monk And Abbat - Accompanied by the monks of all the monasteries, led by their abbats, he went to the palace in a long procession, divided into two companies, and singing alternately; a vast Crowd of sympathizers followed
Anguish - , "to Crowd into a narrow space," or, in the Passive Voice "to be pressed for room," hence, metaphorically, "to be straitened," 2 Corinthians 4:8 ; 6:12 (twice), is found in its literal sense in two places in the Sept
Trial of Jesus - To Pilate's surprise the Crowd chanted for Barabbas' release (Luke 23:17-19 ). Pilate then presented the bleeding Jesus with a crown of thorns and a mock purple robe to the Crowd as their king
Town-Clerk - The town-clerk of Ephesus (Acts 19:35-41), who displays tact and also points out the illegality of the whole proceedings of the Crowd, with the proper means of redress if there be a real grievance, was a typical official of a Greek city with the Athenian type of constitution
Boat (2) - Mark says (Mark 3:9), ‘He spake to his disciples that a little boat should wait on him because of the Crowd, lest they should throng him’; and it is interesting to observe how the Evangelist subsequently alludes to ‘the boat’ (Mark 4:36; Mark 6:32
Arm - Paul’s method of bespeaking attention from a Crowd which he was anxious to address ( Acts 13:16 ; Acts 21:40 ; cf
Root - ) To shout for, or otherwise noisly applaud or encourage, a contestant, as in sports; hence, to wish earnestly for the success of some one or the happening of some event, with the superstitious notion that this action may have efficacy; - usually with for; as, the Crowd rooted for the home team
Palace - The Crowd in Matthew 26:1 gathered in the courtyard of the high priest's residence
School - the sense of a Crowd, collection or shoal, seems to be derivative
Murder - Armed with these, they moved with stealth through the Crowds at festival seasons, seeking to remove their opponents by assassination. An Egyptian Jew gave himself out as a prophet and held out to a Crowd in the wilderness the alluring promise that the walls of Jerusalem would fall down at his word and so make the city theirs once more
Family - ...
In the Septuagint, several words are given as a translation: demos (“people; populace; Crowd”), phule (“tribe; nation; people”), and patria (“family; clan”)
Tribulation (2) - ’ The verb θλίβω occurs twice in the Gospels: in Mark 3:9, where it describes the action of the Crowd in ‘thronging’ Jesus; and Matthew 7:14, where it represents ‘the ways that leadeth unto life’ as being ‘straitened’ (τεθλιυμένη)
Fill - Properly, to press to Crowd to stuff
Wind - A meeting is advertised largely, the speaker is extolled for his ability, the proper music is arranged, the Crowd has arrived, and then the whole meeting falls "flat
Puteoli - 77) gives a life-like picture of the Puteolan Crowd gathering on the pier in spring to watch the fleet of Alexandrian corn-ships heaving in sight, easily distinguished ‘in magna turba navium’ because they alone were allowed to enter the bay carrying their top-sails
Pilate - The people pleaded with him to remove the objectionable images, but he remained obdurate, and eventually ordered his soldiers to surround the Crowd and put them to death if they persisted. On another occasion he used money from the Temple-treasury for the building of an aqueduct, and broke up the riot which threatened by introducing disguised soldiers into the Crowd (Ant. The Crowd which stood around called for the release of a certain Barabbas, a robber and murderer. The chief priests instigated the Crowd to beg for Barabbas. Pilate, being anxious to please the Crowd, gratified both their requests
Pack - ) To fill in the manner of a pack, that is, compactly and securely, as for transportation; hence, to fill closely or to repletion; to stow away within; to cause to be full; to Crowd into; as, to pack a trunk; the play, or the audience, packs the theater
Decius, Emperor - In that Crowd of renegades were too not a few base and feeble-hearted priests of the church. It cleared off the Crowd of half-hearted Christians, and left behind those who were prepared by its discipline for the severer struggles that were to come under Valerian and Diocletian
Bed - Mark tell us that on this occasion, when, because of the Crowd in the house, the four men could not reach Jesus with the paralytic, they took him up on the house-top, broke through the roof, and ‘let him down through the tiling with the couch (κλινίδιον; in Luke 5:18, however, the word κλίνη, ‘bed,’ is used) into the midst before Jesus’ (Luke 5:19), or, as St
Jacob's Well - John's Gospel attentively, without being struck with the numerous internal evidences of truth which Crowd upon the mind in its perusal
Christ, Miracles of - There are two cases which appear to most Catholic commentators to involve a supernatural display of power over wills: (1) the casting out of the vendors (John 2; Matthew 21; Mark 11; Luke 19); (2) the episode of the escape from the hostile Crowd at Nazareth (Luke 4)
Miracles of Christ - There are two cases which appear to most Catholic commentators to involve a supernatural display of power over wills: (1) the casting out of the vendors (John 2; Matthew 21; Mark 11; Luke 19); (2) the episode of the escape from the hostile Crowd at Nazareth (Luke 4)
Philip the Apostle - ...
To Philip Jesus put the question concerning the Crowd faint with hunger, "from whence shall we buy bread that these may eat? to prove Philip (so Deuteronomy 8:2; Matthew 4:4) for Jesus Himself knew what lie would do" (John 6:5-9)
am ha'Arez - 826b), who regarded all contact with the vulgar Crowd (‘am hâ’ârez) as defiling, observed a strict régime of ceremonial purity, and called each other hâbçr (i
Peter - On the day of Pentecost, he was one of the principal witnesses for the Savior; in company with John he soon after healed a lame man at the temple gate, addressed the assembled Crowd, was imprisoned, and fearlessly vindicated himself before the Sanhedrin, Acts 4:8-21
Population - Crowds repeatedly gather round Him (Mark 1:45, Mark 2:13, Mark 4:1 etc. A motto for the Galilaean ministry might well be found in the words, ‘In those days again there was a great Crowd’ (Mark 8:1), whether Jesus was in the populous cities by the Lake or touring through the inland synagognes. ‘Save in the recorded hours of our Lord’s praying, the history of Galilee has no intervals of silence and loneliness; the noise of a close and busy life is always audible; and to every crisis in the Gospels and in Josephus we see Crowds immediately swarm’ (HGHL
The Crowds which Jesus found at Jerusalem were naturally drawn from the country-districts, so that they afford no reliable clue to the exact population of the capital, although, if we may trust the calculations of Josephus (BJ vi
King, Christ as - The Crowd proclaimed Jesus King during His triumphal entry on Palm Sunday (John 12:12-19 )
Damasus, Pope - He "removed the earth, widened the passages, so as to make them more serviceable for the Crowd of pilgrims, constructed flights of stairs leading to the more illustrious shrines, and adorned the chambers with marbles, opening shafts to admit air and light where practicable, and supporting the friable tufa walls and galleries wherever it was necessary with arches of brick and stone work
Deuteronomy - In the case of the Israelites, they would no longer be together as a vast Crowd moving through the wilderness, but would split up, spread out and settle down in an agriculturally fertile country
Petrus, Patriarch of Jerusalem - On the first publication of the edict he solemnly declared, before a vast Crowd of turbulent monks clamouring against its impiety, that whoever signed it would violate the decrees of Chalcedon
Simon Magus - He must have a Crowd around him. Themistocles could not sleep because of the huzzas that filled the streets of Athens when Miltiades walked abroad; and the Crowds that followed Peter and John were gall and wormwood to Simon Magus. For, still greater Crowds used to take him up and carry him on their shoulders in the days of his great power before Philip came to Samaria. It was the dregs of Simon Magus in the city orator; he could not kindle but to a Crowd. But it is mocking God, and deluding men, to Crowd the table with communicants like Simon Magus, who do not know the first principles either of sin or of salvation. With Simon Magus it was the praise of men, and their Crowding round him, and their adulation of him. If you are a popular preacher, flee from Crowded churches, and hold services in bothies, and in poorhouses, and in barns, and in kitchens
Joppa - Nowhere was the contrast between the clean and the unclean-the devoutly scrupulous observers of the Law and the jostling Crowd of foreigners-more marked
Issue of Blood - Our Lord was pressing through the Crowd on His way to the house of Jairus, when the woman, moved by a great expectation of healing, drew near to touch at least the fringe of His garment (in which special sanctity resided), assured that even this slight contact would remove her trouble
Zacchaeus - Jesus, on reaching the spot, singled him out among all the Crowd for His regard
Heart - By this we understand that all this great Crowd thought alike, felt alike, acted alike, and planned alike
Anabaptists - ...
Munzer and his associates, in the year 1525 put themselves at the head of a numerous army, and declared war against all laws, governments, and magistrates of every kind, under the chimerical pretext, that Christ himself was now to take the reins of all government into his hands: but this seditious Crowd was routed and dispersed by the elector of Saxony and other princes, and Munzer, their leader, put to death
Leaven - He has just narrated Jesus' woes on the Pharisees and Scribes (11:37-53) and now describes the gathering of a large Crowd
Germanus, Saint, Bishop of Auxerre - ...
When the two prelates reached Nanterre near Paris, German saw in the Crowd which met them the girl GENOVEFA, whom he bade live as one espoused to Christ, and who became "St
Eulalius, an Antipope - 29, 418) to Honorius at Ravenna from Symmachus the Praefectus Urbis, stating that, after he had warned the people to proceed to a new election without disturbance, Eulalius the archdeacon had been taken to the Lateran church by the clergy and people, duly elected, and ordained; while certain presbyters, accompanied by a Crowd, had gone with Bonifacius, a presbyter, to the church of Theodora, and, though warned to do nothing rashly, had ordained him in the church of St
Eutychius - " In questionable imitation of our Lord he entered on an ass's colt, over garments spread on the ground, the Crowd carrying palms, dancing, and singing
King, Christ as - After Jesus fed the 5,000, the Crowd wanted to force him to become king ( John 6:15 ). For this reason, Peter rebuked Jesus when he spoke of going to Jerusalem to die (Mark 8:32 ), and then drew his sword in an attempt to fend off the arresting Crowd in Gethsemane (Mark 14:47 )
Stoning - ...
The method which an enraged Crowd took of executing vengeance with the weapons lying readiest to their hand came to be employed afterwards as a regular and legal method of inflicting the death-sentence on a criminal. This probability is strengthened by the fact that his death was by the legal mode prescribed for the crime of blasphemy, and that the stoning was done not by the Crowd in general, but by Stephen’s accusers in the orderly Jewish way’ (A
Impostors - Of the Crowd of impostors flourishing at the beginning of the 18th century the most conspicuous were the ex-Jesuit, Archibald Bower, author of a scurrilous "History of the Popes"; the fantastic Psalmanazar (1679-1763), who, among other activities, calumniated the Jesuits; Joanna, Southcott (died 1814); Richard Brothers (c
Gospels - the following:- Mark 1:22 : ‘the Crowds were astonished at his teaching’; Mark 2:12 : ‘all were astonished’; Mark 5:42 : ‘they were astonished with great amazement’; Mark 6:2 : ‘the populace were astonished’; Mark 7:37 : ‘they were above measure astonished’; Mark 11:18 : ‘the Crowd were astonished at his teaching’; Mark 1:33; ‘the whole city was gathered at the door’; Mark 1:45 : ‘He could no longer enter into a city, but was without in desert places, and they came to him from all sides’; Mark 2:2 : ‘They were gathered together, so that the space about the door could no longer contain them’; Mark 3:9 : ‘He bade his disciples prepare a boat, because of the Crowd’; Mark 3:20 : ‘the Crowd again gathers, so that they could not even eat’; Mark 4:1 : ‘and there gathers to him a very great Crowd, so that he embarked into a boat’; Mark 6:31 : ‘There were many coming and going, and they had no opportunity to eat
the Angel of the Church in Pergamos - In London I am in a Crowd of temptations, but in the country there is a Crowd of temptations in me
Martinus, Saint, Bishop of Tours - A Crowd of the people of Tours and from neighbouring cities had been gathered together, and the all but unanimous desire was for the election of Martin. At service that day the reader, whose turn it was to officiate, failed, through pressure of the Crowd, to arrive in time
Goodness - The blind, the deaf, the palsied, the lame, the lepers, the lunatic, the hungry Crowd, the timid fishermen, the mourners for the dead,—all shared in the effective power of the innate goodness of our Lord
Graciousness - His brotherly attitude towards the diseased and stricken, His generous help, His readiness of sympathy, emboldened leprous, blind, and ashamed humanity to dare the publicity it shrank from, or the menace and rebuke of the Crowd, to cast itself at His feet, and throw itself upon His gracious consideration
Shame - He could not meet the eye of the Crowd, or of the accusers, and perhaps at that moment least of all of the woman
Publishing - The Crowd of mourners are excluded at Jairus’ house because they laughed Him to scorn (Mark 5:40 ||)
Shame - He could not meet the eye of the Crowd, or of the accusers, and perhaps at that moment least of all of the woman
Lazarus - A Crowd followed Him thither, and in the midst of His beneficent activities of teaching and healing tidings reached Him that His friend had fallen sick
Galerius, Emperor - His return to his own province in 304 was marked by a sudden Crowd of martyrdoms where the edicts had before not even been published, but his conduct in the case of St
Shechem - Perhaps no Christian scholar ever attentively read John 4:1-54 , without being struck with the numerous intervals evidences of truth which Crowd upon the mind in its perusal
Sign - Though the just-fed Crowd saw Jesus' feeding of the five thousand (John 6:2-13 ) as a sign that Jesus was a prophet (John 6:14 ), the sign points to Jesus as the life-giving bread which alone can satisfy (John 6:35 )
Games - ...
A second sense is nowhere positively sustained by Scripture, namely, that, as the Crowd of surrounding spectators gave fresh spirit to the combatants, so the deceased saints who once were in the same contest, and who now are witnessing our struggle of faith, ought to increase our earnestness, testifying as they do to God's faith
Minister - How forcibly it calls to our mind the Saviour's favourite imagery, in which he compares the grace which he bestows on all who diligently seek it, to 'living water;' and how much that old man is like the faithful preacher of the word, who, having filled his vessel at the well, wears himself out by continually bearing the burden of the Lord, and crying, 'Water! water!' amid Crowds of sinners, who must drink or die. In the morning it is full, but a Crowd of eager persons drain it to the bottom, and during the day as it rises by driblets, every drop is contended for and borne away, long before there is enough below to fill a bucket
Elisha - " This unbelief was punished; for the prophet answered, "Thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt not eat thereof," which happened according to Elisha's prediction, for he was trodden to death by the Crowd in the gate
Joannes Cappadox, Bishop of Constantinople - On Sunday, July 15, the new emperor entered the cathedral, and the archbishop, accompanied by twelve prelates, was making his way through the throngs that Crowded every corner. Sophia rang with shouts of triumph and the Crowd dispersed
Thessalonica - Their numbers and influence in Thessalonica are indicated by the ‘great multitude’ of Greeks who had accepted the Jewish faith (Acts 17:4), as well as by the case with which they made the city Crowd the instrument of their will
Tongues, Gift of - The difference was that before the Galilean peasants had stood in that Crowd neither heeding nor understanding nor remembering what they heard, still less able to reproduce it; now they had the power of speaking it clearly and freely
John the Baptist - ...
John was no "crowd pleaser
Matthew, Gospel by - ...
In Matthew 21 the Lord rode triumphantly as Zion's king into Jerusalem, claiming His inheritance, accompanied by a great Crowd, which cried, "Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest
Alexandria - A general indulgence was granted to the promiscuous Crowd assembled in this rising city, whether Egyptians, Grecians, Jews, or others, to profess their respective systems of philosophy without molestation
Petrus ii., Archbaptist of Alexandria - Palladius, by means of bribes, assembled a "crowd of pagans and Jews" and beset that same church of Theonas within which Syrianus had all but seized Athanasius in 356
Prudence - Galilee was within the dominion of Herod Antipas, but it was remote, away from the palace where John was imprisoned, away also from the place where John had baptized, and whither the Crowds had come. When He withdrew to the desert on hearing of John’s death, the Crowds followed Him; and Jesus, seeing them as sheep without a shepherd, had compassion on them, and began to teach them (Mark 6:34). He rode up to the city on an ass’s colt as the Messiah, with an enthusiastic Crowd strewing palm branches and singing hosannas to the Son of David
Church - This community is now called ‘the assemblage of them that believed’ ( Acts 4:32 ), the word used, as compared with its employment elsewhere, suggesting not a throng or Crowd but the whole body of the disciples. This was the Kingdom which the Crowd hailed at the Triumphal Entry ( Matthew 21:9 ||)
Individual - He was always willing to leave a Crowd for an individual (Mark 1:37, Luke 4:42, John 6:15). And when a Crowd did gather to hear Him preach, He gave them most individual teaching
Error - She thinks that she may be able to steal a blessing from Him in the Crowd
Elisha - An unbelieving lord scoffed at this; but he saw it, though he did not eat of it, for he was trampled to death in the Crowd
Following - Matthew 4:25; Matthew 8:1; Matthew 20:29; Matthew 21:9, Mark 5:24, Luke 23:27 (see Crowd, Multitude); publicans and sinners also (ἡκολούθουν, א B, Vulgate Mark 2:15, cf
Triumphs - The captive leaders followed in chains, with their children and attendants; after the captives came the lictors, having their faces wreathed with laurel, followed by a great company of musicians and dancers, dressed like satyrs, and wearing crowns of gold; in the midst of whom was a pantomime, clothed in a female garb, whose business it was, with his looks and gestures, to insult the vanquished; a long train of persons followed, carrying perfumes; after them came the general, dressed in purple, embroidered with gold, with a crown of laurel on his head, a branch of laurel in his right hand, and in his left an ivory sceptre, with an eagle on the top, his face painted with vermilion, and a golden ball hanging from his neck on his breast; he stood upright in a gilded chariot, adorned with ivory, and drawn by four white horses, attended by his relations, and a great Crowd of citizens, all in white
People - —This collective term, which occurs about 120 times in the Gospels, is used to denote sometimes in a lesser or more general way the people (λαός) among whom Christ lived and fulfilled His mission, but oftener the smaller or larger Crowds of people (ὄχλος) who, from time to time, and in the various scenes of His labour, waited upon His ministry (see art. Crowd)
Paulus of Samosata, Patriarch of Antioch - He stalked through the forum surrounded by attendants, who made a way for him through a Crowd of petitioners whose memorials he made a display of dispatching with the utmost celerity, dictating the replies without halting a moment
People - —This collective term, which occurs about 120 times in the Gospels, is used to denote sometimes in a lesser or more general way the people (λαός) among whom Christ lived and fulfilled His mission, but oftener the smaller or larger Crowds of people (ὄχλος) who, from time to time, and in the various scenes of His labour, waited upon His ministry (see art. Crowd)
Temple - At the Beautiful Gate-either the Gate of Nicanor leading into the court of the Israelites or the Eastern Gate of the outer court-they moved the Crowd by performing an act of healing in Christ’s name; and in Solomon’s Porch-the long colonnade in the east of the Temple area-Peter testified to the raising of the Prince of Life whom the rulers had in ignorance killed
Bread - ...
To the Crowd that selfishly followed Christ the giving of bread as by Moses was the sordid summary of Messianic hope (John 6:31)
Honor - 9:11, where kâbôd represents a great Crowd of people or “multitude”: “As for Ephraim, their [3] shall fly away
Euric, King of Toulouse - By the influence of Euric's minister, Leo, he was released after a year's imprisonment, and appeared at the Gothic court at Bordeaux, where, during a stay of two months, he succeeded in obtaining only one audience of the king, so great was the Crowd of ambassadors, and the pressure of important business awaiting the decision of Euric and his minister
Jesus Christ, Name And Titles of - In spite of the demon's knowledge of his potential exorcist as "the Holy One of God, " Jesus casts him out with a short command and amazes the Crowd by his teaching and authority (Mark 1:25 ). ...
In the Book of Acts Peter addresses the curious Crowd on the role they played in the crucifixion of Jesus
Genealogies of Jesus Christ - parallels) uses the title ‘Son of David’ in addressing Christ, and the Crowds at the Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem (Mark 11:10, cf. , 52 that He was regarded by both the Crowd and the rulers at Jerusalem as being of Galilaean, and therefore presumably not Davidie, parentage; it is by no means certain, and to many it may seem in no way probable, that the writer, in the interest of a ‘tragic irony’ (see Westcott, Speaker’s Commentary on John 7:42), refrained from noting the fact of the birth at Bethlehem, and the Davidie lineage of Joseph or Mary. show clearly that He did not choose to support His claim by an appeal to fleshly parentage; while the words of Philip (John 1:45 ‘We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph’), and of the Crowd at Capernaum (1 Chronicles 3:1-16, ‘Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know?’), left, as they are, without comment by the Evangelist, suggest that he was unacquainted with the story of the birth at Bethlehem, and laid no stress on the Davidie descent
Wilderness (2) - We have to mention here (a) the multiplication of loaves (Matthew 14:13-21, Mark 6:30-44, Luke 9:10-17, Matthew 15:32-38, 1618883642_89); (b) Jesus withdrawing for prayer (Mark 1:35, Luke 5:16), or to avoid the Crowd (Mark 1:45, Luke 4:42, John 11:54); (c) the demoniac of Gadara (Luke 8:29); (d) the parable of the Lost Sheep (Luke 15:3-7), where the 99 sheep remain ‘in the wilderness,’ whereas the shepherd goes after that which is lost until he finds it
City - But it is becoming more and more realized that Jesus lived His life in a Crowd, that He was so seldom alone that occasions when He sought solitude are specially noted, and that it was the sight of great masses of people that most powerfully touched His emotions (Matthew 14:14, Luke 19:41)
Discourse - Other discourses of the last Passover week seem to have been given in presence of the Crowd, though directly addressed to smaller groups
da'Vid - In this vicinity he was joined by his whole family, (1 Samuel 22:1 ) and by a motley Crowd of debtors and discontented men, (1 Samuel 22:2 ) which formed the nucleus of his army
Individualism - It is in the Crowd that men have done all the great iniquities. The multitude come to take Christ; the disciples all in a body forsake Him; the rulers come together to judge Him; the whole band of soldiers is called together to buffet Him; the Crowd cry, ‘Crucify Him’; the chief priests mock Him among themselves
Asia Minor, Cities of - Remains of the city's immense theater, capable of seating 24,00 spectators, stand today as a reminder of the great Crowd which in protest to Paul filled the seats and for several hours shouted, “Great is Diana of the Ephesians!” ( Acts 19:34 )
the Woman With the Issue of Blood - Never mind the gaping Crowd pressing behind and before on Him and on you
Diognetus, Epistle to - ...
Lost in the Crowd of predecessors whom Irenaeus and Clement hardly ever name and merged in Justin's shadow, convinced that God alone can reveal Himself, and content to be hidden in his Saviour's righteousness, the old writer has gradually emerged by virtue of an inborn lustre, at once the obscurest and most brilliant of his contemporaries, and has cast a glory on the early church while remaining himself unknown
Lucianus, a Famous Satirist - But the vast Crowd of deities, which the conflux of so many nations under the protecting shadow of Rome had gathered together, received, collectively and separately, a certain respect from the most incredulous. Proteus was on this account cast into prison, and this very circumstance was the foundation of all the consequence and reputation which he afterwards gained, and of that glory for which he had always been so ambitious; for when he was in bonds the Christians, considering it as a calamity affecting the common cause, did everything in their power to release him, which when they found impracticable, they paid him all possible deference and respect; old women, widows, and orphans were continually Crowding to him; some of the most principal of them even slept with him in the prison, having bribed the keepers for that purpose; there were costly suppers brought in to them; they read their sacred books together, and the noble Peregrinus (for so he was then called) was dignified by them with the title of the New Socrates
Nehemiah, Theology of - Thirteen Levites went through the Crowd assisting people in understanding the law (8:7)
Hospitality - His attendants supped with the Crowd
Touch - ‘A woman … came in the Crowd behind and touched his garment. Others Crowded upon Him, but did not touch Him, did not so touch that virtue went forth from Him on them’ (Trench)
Mark, the Gospel of - Finally, only Mark recorded the actual words of Jesus' rebuke as well as the reaction of the Crowd to the boy's lifeless body: “He's dead!” (Mark 9:25-26 , NIV). In the same fashion, Mark recorded the reaction of the Crowds, facial expressions of conversationalists, conclusions drawn by the disciples, and private remarks made by opponents (Mark 5:40 ; Mark 10:22 ,Mark 10:22,10:32 ,Mark 1:1-3:41 ; Mark 2:1-3 ; Mark 14:40 )
Imagination - His discourses are Crowded with bright and vivid pictures, symbolic of the great truths which He had come to reveal. It must be simple, as it was meant to become current not amongst scholars, disciplined in the use of complicated trains of thought, well used to abstract lines of reasoning, and capable of retaining these in their memory for a long time, but amongst the common Crowd of listeners who had had only an elementary education, and were incapable of giving a close and sustained attention to any train of thought
House - Among other pretended difficulties and absurdities relating to this fact, it has been urged that the uncovering or breaking up on the roof, Mark 2:4 , or the letting a person down through it, Luke 5:19 , suppose that the Crowd being so great around Jesus in the court below, that those who brought the sick man could not come near him, they went upon the flat roof, and removing a part of the awning, let the sick man down in his mattress over the parapet, quite at the feet of Jesus
Sea of Galilee - Something peculiar in the tones of our voices induced us to test the acoustic properties of the place, and we found that a speaker on the boat could be heard far up the slope, while the hum and bustle of a Crowd on the shore would not disturb him. In the Gospels the sick are freely carried about (Matthew 4:23, Mark 2:3), are allowed to wait in the Crowd (Luke 8:43 f
Cross, Crucifixion - Mark emphasized the messianic meaning, using the taunts of the Crowds to “save yourself” (Mark 15:30-31 ) as an unconscious prophecy pointing to the resurrection. Luke omitted the negative aspects of the crucifixion (earthquakes, wine with myrrh, cry of dereliction) and overturned the taunts when the Crowd “returned home beating their breasts” (Luke 23:48 RSV)
Tares - The master’s reply does not seem strange to the Crowd
Elesbaan, a King, Hermit, And Saint of Ethiopia - As the ambassadors drew near the king (the story is told by Simeon in a letter to the abbat of Gabula), they were met by a Crowd of Arabs crying that Christ was driven out of Rome and Persia and Homeritis; and they learnt that messengers were present from Dhu Nowas with letters to king Mundhir, in which they heard the long recital of the treachery by which Negran had been taken, of the insult to the bishop's tomb, of the slaughter of the Christians and the triumph of Judaism, the confession of the martyr Arethas, and the speech of Ruma urging the women of Negran to follow her to the abiding city of the divine Bridegroom, praying that the blood of the martyrs might be the wall of Negran while it continued in the faith, and that she might be forgiven for that Arethas had died first
James the Lord's Brother - And, then, think of the last week of all; the arrest, the trial, the crucifixion, the resurrection of Mary's first-born Son-whose imagination is sufficient to picture to itself Joseph and Mary and James and the other brothers and sisters of Jesus all that week! Where did they make ready to eat the passover? What were they doing at the hour when He was in Gethsemane? Were they standing with the Crowd in the street when He was led about all night in His bonds? And where were they while He was being crucified? For, by that time, no one believed on Him but the thief on the cross alone
Ananias And Sapphira - For, then as now, a Crowd of impostors would dog the steps of the open-hearted and open-handed church
Alexander the Coppersmith - But, taking the text just as it has been put into our hands tonight, what are we able to make of it? What shall we succeed in taking out of it tonight for our own guidance tomorrow, and for every day we live on the earth?...
The first time we come on Alexander he is a Jew of Ephesus, and a clever speaker to an excitable Crowd
Mark, Theology of - While the Crowds who welcome Jesus as he entered Jerusalem rightly proclaim him as the Davidic Messiah-King (11:9-10; cf. "...
The narrative interpretation of what it means to be the Son of God is contained in those stories where the authority of Jesus as a teacher evokes the amazement of the Crowd or the anger and unbelief of the religious authorities. The failure to conclude that he is the Messiah is shared by the Crowds (1:27), the religious leaders (2:7), the disciples (4:41), and his acquaintances (6:3). ...
The Crowds that are amazed at Jesus' teachings and mighty works (1:22,27; 2:12; 5:20,42; 6:2; 7:37; 9:15; 10:32; 11:18; 12:17) are located almost entirely in Galilee and symbolize the universal character of salvation. On the other hand, Jesus' enemies in Jerusalem exhibit a fear of the approving Crowds as they seek to kill him (11:18-32; 12:12), and so reject the change that Jesus' offer of salvation entails, while unwittingly making it possible through his death on the cross
Individuality - Instead we see one who is the old man in the hundred, one who will not walk with the Crowd in the broad way, one who has something of the singularity of the prophet which will ensure for him the singularity of the prophet’s reward
Lazarus - A Crowd followed Him thither, and, undisturbed by His adversaries, He exercised a ministry which recalled, while it surpassed, the work of John the Baptist on the same spot three years earlier
Paul as the Chief of Sinners - And when the enraged Crowd were about to fall upon the soothsayer and tear him to pieces for saying such things about their greatest saint, Socrates himself came forward and restrained their anger and confessed openly and said, "Ye men of Athens, let this truth-speaking man alone, and do him no harm
the Angel of the Church in Philadelphia - Cormick's unworldliness of mind, simplicity of heart, and beauty of character, Crowd in upon me at this moment till I can scarcely set them aside. Mill in his Crowded pew, a much-honoured man, who largely shared in his minister's saintliness
Peter - The Crowd press Thee, and how sayest Thou, Who touched me? Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God
Individuality - Instead we see one who is the old man in the hundred, one who will not walk with the Crowd in the broad way, one who has something of the singularity of the prophet which will ensure for him the singularity of the prophet’s reward
Joseph - His Crowded pews will before long begin to thin out, and new orators will spring up and will attract and draw off that preacher's painful Crowd
Dress - and parallel passages, who reached forward in the Crowd to touch the tassel of Jesus’ himation from behind , shows that the Jewish upper garment was still worn by being wrapped round the body, over the back from left to right, with one corner and its tassel falling over the left shoulder
Passover (i.) - In this vast Crowd, with the sense of nationality strong, and its religious feelings at the highest tension, it is easy to understand the dread of possible disturbance which from time to time appears in the Gospel narratives (Matthew 26:5, Luke 23:24, John 18:39)
Political Conditions - Like most of the Herods, he had a passion for building; and to the quiet and well-governed city of Caesarea Philippi, near the alleged source of the Jordan, Jesus withdrew (Matthew 16:13, Mark 8:27) when the multitudes were Crowding upon Him and His enemies tempting Him (Matthew 16:1); just as Bethsaida, another of Philip’s cities, was His refuge when news reached Him of the Baptist’s death (Luke 9:10, cf. A riot was anticipated; but the soldiers, dressed as citizens, were distributed among the Crowd, and at a given signal turned their weapons against the people. In this general distress Syria and Palestine shared, though the busy industrial centres in Galilee did not suffer so much as the Crowded and unemployed population around Jerusalem
Priscillianus And Priscillianism, Priscillian - A promiscuous Crowd of others, especially women, are mentioned
Sidonius Apollinaris, Saint - 2, the procession before daybreak, the large congregation of both sexes, the psalms sung antiphonally by monks and clerks, the Eucharistic celebration, the great heat caused by the Crowd and the number of lights, cooled after a time by the autumnal morning
Paul - He was led out of the city, with a Crowd of the lowest rabble at his heels
Language of Christ - The very fact of their not only being of the number of the Twelve, but forming the inner group of that favoured circle, differentiates them from the Crowd
Paul - The real reasons for his arrest are noted: the Crowd was enraged at his mentioning his call to the Gentiles (Acts 22:21-22 ), and he stated to the Sanhedrin that he was arrested because of his belief in the resurrection
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Jesus urges a Crowd by Galilee's shores not to "work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you (6:27)
Aaron - What would the people like me to say to them on that subject? Will they Crowd to hear it? How will they take it? And what will be said about what I have said after I have said it and cannot unsay it? And, in my heart of hearts, can I let them go? Shall I not tune my pulpit just a touch or, two, so as to attract this man, and so as to keep that other man from going away? Moses had his own temptations and snares that even he did not always escape and overcome; but it was the good speaker's temptation, it was the popular preacher's temptation, that led Aaron into the terrible trespass of the golden calf
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His first step was to form a circle of disciples, learners (μαθηταί), those who would differ from the Crowd of listeners by their whole-hearted obedience, becoming imitators (μιμηταί), actually doing the things taught after the Teacher’s example (‘if ye abide in my word, then are ye truly my disciples, John 8:31)
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Miracles - Another class shows His control over nature: creating wine out of water (John 2); feeding 5,000 and 4,000 with bread multiplied manifold (Matthew 14:16; Matthew 15:36); passing unseen through a Crowd, setting aside natural laws (Luke 4:30); giving draughts of fish when the fishermen had caught none (Luke 5:4; John 21:6); stilling the storm (Matthew 8:26); walking on the sea (Matthew 14:25), God's attribute, Job 9:8; transfiguring His countenance (Matthew 17:1); directing the fish with the tribute shekel to Peter, and Peter to the fish (Matthew 17:27)
Mark, Gospel According to - An eye-witness is betrayed in such little details as the heavens ‘in the act of opening’ ( Mark 1:10 the present participle is used), the incoherent remarks of the Crowd at the healing of the Capernaum demoniac ( Mark 1:27 RV James And John, the Sons of Zebedee - רְנוֹשֶׂא (1 Kings 18:11 = הָמוֹן ‘crowd’) of which he took רְגֹשֵׁי for the status absolutus
Elisha - The thronging Crowd trode down the unbelieving lord who had charge of the gate
Feasts And Festivals of Israel - Why was the Spirit given to the church on an agricultural thanksgiving holiday? The solution is to be found in Joel 2:28-32 ( Hebrews 3:1-5 ), the text that Peter proclaimed to have been fulfilled by the events witnessed by the Jerusalem Crowd that dramatic Sunday (Acts 2:16-21 )
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And, as Jesus declined to be drawn into any revolutionary movement of His own nation, as He ‘withdrew’ (John 6:15) when an enthusiastic Crowd of Galilaeans would have forcibly made a king of Him, as He seems to have shown no sympathy with the Galilaeans whom Pilate had ruthlessly murdered (Luke 13:1-2), so He withheld His own party from resenting by force any attack or outrage on themselves
Trial of Jesus - Afterwards, they were able to piece together, from their own observation and from the information of councillors like Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathaea, or of sympathizers in the Crowd, or of some of the women, several of the words and experiences of their Lord before the Council and the procurator
Lord's Day - A Crowd of people (‘all who could possibly be there’) gathers at the church doors ‘before cock-crow’ when the doors are first opened, then streams into the church, which is lit up by a large number of lamps (luminaria infinita)
Hellenism - The free citizen devoted his time mostly to athletics, and the games were always attended by a large Crowd
Boyhood of Jesus - From our Lord’s own presence at other feasts, both of Divine and human appointment, and from the large Crowds at them, we are led to reject the idea that pious Jews at this time went to Jerusalem only for the Passover. There would be a great Crowd, and the temporary separation of a family in the colonnades and on the steps would be (as in great public gatherings now) a natural occurrence, causing little alarm
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In the few instances wherein we have historical reference to the Feast of Pentecost there is one noticeable thing: stress is laid on its being a time when Crowds were gathered together at Jerusalem. In those days of growing distress and oncoming doom, indeed, he says that the adversaries of the Jews deliberately chose such times when Crowds were gathered at Jerusalem to work them some mischief. At any rate, there is complete agreement with the repeated testimony of Josephus as to the Crowds of people who were at Jerusalem for the festival. It is equally clear, however (Acts 2:9, οἱ κατοικοῦντες τὴν Μεσοποταμίαν, and Acts 2:10, οἱ ἐπιδημοῦντες Ῥωναῖοι) that there was also a Crowd of genuine visitors who had come to keep the festival
John, the Gospel by - A final testimony is given to the daughter of Zion as her king rode into Jerusalem, sitting on an ass's colt, amid the acclamations of the Crowd, who gave witness to His having raised Lazarus
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In the few instances wherein we have historical reference to the Feast of Pentecost there is one noticeable thing: stress is laid on its being a time when Crowds were gathered together at Jerusalem. In those days of growing distress and oncoming doom, indeed, he says that the adversaries of the Jews deliberately chose such times when Crowds were gathered at Jerusalem to work them some mischief. At any rate, there is complete agreement with the repeated testimony of Josephus as to the Crowds of people who were at Jerusalem for the festival. It is equally clear, however (Acts 2:9, οἱ κατοικοῦντες τὴν Μεσοποταμίαν, and Acts 2:10, οἱ ἐπιδημοῦντες Ῥωναῖοι) that there was also a Crowd of genuine visitors who had come to keep the festival
Text of the Gospels - ]'>[4] omitted the words and outwent them because they contradicted Matthew 14:13 and Luke 9:11 ‘the Crowds followed him. , far more naturally takes the ἐξελθών to mean ‘having landed,’ and thus the only objection that Hort could find to the language of the fuller reading falls to the ground: the Crowd were the first to reach the spot whither Jesus and His disciples were going, they ran together on the beach to meet Him; and as He landed He saw them, and realized that He could not secure the quiet He sought
John (the Apostle) - The deed caused great excitement, and a large Crowd gathered around them in Solomon’s porch
Mental Characteristics - Now it was the flowers of the country side that won His attention (Luke 12:27), now the games of the children in the market-place (Luke 7:32), now the habits of the wild creatures (Luke 9:58), or their unconsidered treatment in captivity (Luke 12:6), now the details of the yeoman’s employment (Matthew 13:3-8; Matthew 12:11, Luke 13:11), now the unnoticed self-denial of a poor woman in a Crowd (Mark 12:43)
Possession - Further, it explains how these wonders, while attracting the Crowd, did not impress the majority of the people with the fact that He was a Divine Being, any more than the miracles of Moses led the Egyptians to think of him as a messenger from Jahweh. These expressions do not help us much to understand the authority which the Crowds recognized as accompanying His acts (Mark 1:27); nor, indeed, do the words of the Third Evangelist (Luke 5:17); ‘the power of the Lord was present for the work of healing
Old Testament (ii. Christ as Student And Interpreter of). - He became, therefore, a popular interpreter of the Book to the weary heart of humanity; while He became, on the other hand, a hated teacher to the privileged class, who felt their profession endangered both by His methods and by the reception they met with at the hands of the Crowd
Ambrosius of Milan - But the soldiers were in awe of Ambrose, and, learning that he had threatened them with excommunication, they began to Crowd in, protesting that they came to pray and not to fight. Miracles Crowded thick upon one another
Augustinus, Aurelius - When, after his addresses to the Crowd, Augustine laid before him some of his doubts, his mediocrity was transparent
Christ in Reformation Theology - They bring it about that the Divine offices are distributed among the saints as if they had been appointed colleagues to our Lord Jesus Christ; and they are made to do His work, while He Himself is kept in the background like some ordinary person in a Crowd
Apostles - Yet what materials lay ready to their hand! What were the sentiments with which our Lord addressed Himself to the task? What was His appearance as He stood on the mountain side and called His followers to Him? How did these followers feel as they perceived that He was about to make a choice among them? Was there excitement among the Crowd? Was there strong desire on the part of many to be chosen? Was there any discussion as to the principles He followed in the choice, or did reverence prevent all debate? Was there much disappointment when the number was completed? Was there surprise at the persons named? Not less instructive would be some knowledge of the sentiments of the Apostles when they stood together for the first time in the presence of our Lord
Chrysostom, John, Bishop of Constantinople - After his ordination he preached his first sermon before the bishop, and a vast Crowd was gathered by the fame of his eloquence ( Sermo, cum Presbyt. Day by day, during this terrible suspense, lasting for three weeks, Chrysostom devoted his noblest gifts as a sacred orator to awaken repentance among the dissolute Crowds hanging on his impassioned words. To obviate the attractions of the Arians who at night and at early dawn gathered large Crowds by their antiphonal hymns under porticoes and in the open air, as well as for the benefit of those unable to attend the church in the day, he revived the old custom of nocturnal services with responsive chanting, to the indignation of those clergy to whom ease was dearer than the spiritual improvement of their flocks (Pallad
Dioscorus (1), Patriarch of Alexandria - Those prelates who were reluctant to take part in the deposition were threatened with exile, beaten by the soldiers, denounced as heretics by the partisans of Dioscorus, and by the Crowd of fanatical monks (ib
Donatus And Donatism - Days, hours, and places were named that an admiring Crowd might witness them cast themselves headlong from some rock into the graves which their posterity would reverence as those of the martyrs
Egypt - are represented by a Crowd of 150 royal names: they are very obscure, and some scholars would make them contemporary with each other and with the following
Person of Christ - His disciples, the Crowd at Nazareth, and the possessed are alike conscious of this singular elevation
Perfection (of Jesus) - And often He stole away from the Crowd, from the blinding pressure of constant activity, to gather light and balance in prayer (Mark 1:35; Mark 6:46, Luke 6:12, John 8:1). His life was full, Crowded with incident; but it flowed on quiet, unchanging, harmonious as a poet’s dream
Tertullianus, Quintus Septimius Florens - Bonwetsch and Salmon) attributed to Tertullian himself, have preserved a picture of the times—a reluctant proconsul, all-willing martyrs, and a scoffing Crowd saluting their baptism of blood with the mocking cry, "Salvum lotum" (see the Acts in Migne's Patr
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One day when a Crowd was following Jesus, they said they were hungry