Multitudes of people feature prominently in the narrative parts of Scripture, particularly in the Gospels and Acts. The attitudes of the crowds to Jesus Christ throw light on his ministry, as do his attitudes to them.
Mk 9:17 pp Lk 9:37-40 the man with a demon-possessed son; Mk 5:21-34 Jairus and the woman with a haemorrhage; Lk 7:12 the widow with a dead son; Lk 19:2-3 Zaccheus, unable to see Jesus Christ because of the crowd; Mk 10:46-48 pp Lk 18:35-39 blind Bartimaeus, rebuked by the crowd and healed by Jesus Christ; Lk 11:27 the woman who blessed Jesus Christ; Jn 5:3-9 the man, in the crowd of disabled people by the pool, whom Jesus Christ healed The crowd present at the raising of Lazarus:Jn 11:42; Jn 12:17
The crowds’varied reactions to Jesus Christ’s teaching
Crowds featured prominently in the ministry of the apostles
Ac 5:16 bringing the sick to be healed; Ac 8:6 listening to Philip’s preaching in Samaria; Ac 13:44-45 listening to Paul and Barnabas in Pisidian Antioch; Ac 14:11-19 attempting to worship Paul and Barnabas in Lystra; Ac 16:22 attacking Paul and Silas in Philippi; Ac 17:5-13 being stirred up against Paul in Thessalonica and Berea; Ac 19:30-35 rising up against Paul in Ephesus; Ac 21:27-40 rising up against Paul in Jerusalem; Ac 22:22 giving Paul a limited hearing in Jerusalem
Dictionary of Bible Themes Scripture index copyright Martin H. Manser, 2009. As Editor, Martin Manser wishes to thank all those who compiled or edited the NIV Thematic Study Bible, on which this work is based.
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