Matthew 9:35 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Matthew 9:35, NIV: Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.

Matthew 9:35, ESV: And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction.

Matthew 9:35, KJV: And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.

Matthew 9:35, NASB: Jesus was going through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness.

Matthew 9:35, NLT: Jesus traveled through all the towns and villages of that area, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind of disease and illness.

Matthew 9:35, CSB: Jesus continued going around to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness.

What does Matthew 9:35 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Matthew sums up the content of Jesus' ministry in Galilee to this point. Jesus did three things as He travelled from town to town around the region: He taught in the synagogues. He proclaimed the gospel of the kingdom. He healed every disease and affliction.

Nearly every town in Israel of any size had a synagogue. Jesus often taught in the synagogues, likely from the Old Testament Scriptures. He did this in the town of Nazareth, where He had grown up, teaching those gathered after reading a scroll from the prophet Isaiah (Luke 4:16–30).

Matthew's report on Jesus' Sermon on the Mount in chapters 5—7 includes several proclamations from Jesus about the gospel of the kingdom. In chapters 8—9, Matthew has presented a series of stories about Jesus healing every disease and affliction, as well as casting out demons, controlling the weather, and raising a dead girl to life.

Both Jesus' teaching and His miracles have drawn huge crowds wherever He has gone. In fact, they are following Him from place to place. Watching those crowds, Jesus will express compassion for the people in the following verses.