They pressed upon him - Rushed upon him, επιπιπτειν - through eagerness to have their spiritual and bodily maladies immediately removed.
Plagues - Rather disorders, μαϚιγας ; properly such disorders as were inflicted by the Lord. The word plague also tends to mislead.
As many as had plagues - As many as had diseases or maladies of body or mind. The word plague, now confined to the pestilence, does not express the meaning of the original, and tends to mislead.