“Now when Jesus returned,
They were all
Ἐν δὲ τῷ ὑποστρέφειν τὸν Ἰησοῦν ἀπεδέξατο αὐτὸν ὁ ὄχλος· ἦσαν γὰρ πάντες προσδοκῶντες αὐτόν.
Luke continued to follow Mark. When Jesus returned (Ἐν δὲ τῷ ὑποστρέφειν τὸν Ἰησοῦν), the crowd welcomed him (ἀπεδέξατο αὐτὸν ὁ ὄχλος). They were all waiting for him (ἦσαν γὰρ πάντες προσδοκῶντες αὐτόν). There is something similar to this in Mark, chapter 5:21. Mark said that Jesus crossed to the other side of the sea in a boat. There, a great crowd gathered around him near the seashore. Jesus had returned to familiar ground in the Jewish area around the western side of the Sea of Galilee. Do you like to return to familiar territory?