15 When Jesus became aware of this, he departed. Many crowdsa followed him, and he cured all of them, 16 and he ordered them not to make him known. 17 This was to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah:
my beloved, with whom my soul is well pleased.
I will put my Spirit upon him,
and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.
nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets.
or quench a smoldering wick
until he brings justice to victory.
Other ancient authorities lack crowds