Matthew 14 :14

Matthew 14 :14 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.

King James Version (KJV)

And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.

American Standard Version (ASV)

And he came forth, and saw a great multitude, and he had compassion on them, and healed their sick.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

And he came out and saw a great number of people and he had pity on them, and made well those of them who were ill.

Webster's Revision

And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion towards them, and he healed their sick.

World English Bible

Jesus went out, and he saw a great multitude. He had compassion on them, and healed their sick.

English Revised Version (ERV)

And he came forth, and saw a great multitude, and he had compassion on them, and healed their sick.

Definitions for Matthew 14 :14

Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 14 :14

Jesus - was moved with compassion - Εσπλαγχνισθε, he was moved with tender compassion, so I think the word should in general be translated: see the note on Matthew 9:36. As a verb, it does not appear to have been used by any but ecclesiastical writers. It always intimates that motion of the bowels, accompanied with extreme tenderness and concern, which is felt at the sight of the miseries of another.

Barnes' Commentary on Matthew 14 :14

Was moved with compassion - That is, pitied them.

Mark 6:34 says he was moved with compassion because they were as sheep having no shepherd. A shepherd is one who takes care of a flock. It was his duty to feed it; to defend it from wolves and other wild beasts; to take care of the young and feeble; to lead it by green pastures and still waters, Psalm 23:1-6. In Eastern countries this was a principal employment of the inhabitants. When Christ says the people were as sheep without a shepherd, he means that they had no teachers and guides who cared for them and took pains to instruct them. The scribes and Pharisees were haughty and proud, and cared little for the common people; and when they did attempt to teach them, they led them astray. They therefore came in great multitudes to him who preached the gospel to the poor Matthew 11:5, and who was thus the good shepherd, John 10:14.

Wesley's Commentary on Matthew 14 :14

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