And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared unto them.
And all the people went their way to eat and to drink,.... Freely and cheerfully:
and to send portions; to the poor, who had nothing to eat and drink:
and to make great mirth; with music, vocal and instrumental:
because they had understood the words that were declared unto them; the meaning of the several laws read and explained unto them, whereby they better understood their duty, and in what instances and in what manner it was to be performed; how much more reason is there for joy and gladness, when the Gospel, and the doctrines of it, are clearly known and understood? Psalms 89:15.