And the people saw them departing, and many knew him, and ran afoot thither out of all cities, and preceded them, and came together to him.
ContextThe Feeding of the Five Thousand
30And the apostles gathered themselves together to Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught. 31And he said to them, Come you yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat. 32And they departed into a desert place by ship privately. 33And the people saw them departing, and many knew him, and ran afoot thither out of all cities, and preceded them, and came together to him. 34And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things. 35And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came to him, and said, This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed: 36Send them away, that they may go into the country round about, and into the villages, and buy themselves bread: for they have nothing to eat. 37He answered and said to them, Give you them to eat. And they say to him, Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat? 38He said to them, How many loaves have you? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes. 39And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies on the green grass. 40And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties. 41And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all. 42And they did all eat, and were filled. 43And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes. 44And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And the people'saw them going, and many knew them , and they ran together there on foot from all the cities, and outwent them.
And they saw them going away, and many knew: and they ran flocking thither on foot from all the cities, and were there before them.
Darby Bible Translation
And many saw them going, and recognised them, and ran together there on foot, out of all the cities, and got there before them.
King James Bible
And the people saw them departing, and many knew him, and ran afoot thither out of all cities, and outwent them, and came together unto him.
Young's Literal Translation
And the multitudes saw them going away, and many recognised him, and by land from all the cities they ran thither, and went before them, and came together to him,