12:15 Now when Jesus learned of this, he went away from there. Great 2 crowds 3 followed him, and he healed them all.
1 tn Grk “destroy.”
2 tn Here καί (kai) has not been translated.
3 tc א B pc lat read only πολλοί (polloi, “many”) here, the first hand of N reads ὄχλοι (ocloi, “crowds”), while virtually all the rest of the witnesses have ὄχλοι πολλοί (ocloi polloi, “great crowds”). In spite of the good quality of both א and B (especially in combination), and the testimony of the Latin witnesses, the longer reading is most likely correct; the shorter readings were probably due to homoioteleuton.