15 But in
mine adversity [tsela`] they rejoiced [samach], and
gathered themselves together ['acaph]: yea, the
abjects [nekeh] gathered themselves together ['acaph] against me, and I knew [yada`] it not; they did tear [qara`] me, and ceased [damam] not: KJV-Interlinear
15 But at
my stumbling they rejoiced and gathered; they gathered together against me;
wretches whom I did not know tore at me without ceasing; ESV
As Jesus was tried and tortured and led through the streets, the crowd against Him grew and grew, and the mocking and spitting and torments likewise grew. The crowd became a mob.
The word for abjects, means mockers, antagonists, revilers, and such.
For three-and-a-half years, Jesus performed miracles galore. He did things that no one had ever seen in all of human history. He taught truth and healed without bias.
And yet, when the powers that be, made charges against Him, the crowds that had been following Him, the crowds that celebrated Him as the Messiah as He entered Jerusalem, now mocked and ridiculed and challenged Him to destroy the Romans.
People were not interested in truth, they were only interested in having a knight in shining armor coming to their rescue, and then of course, establishing Gods kingdom and giving them high offices within that kingdom.
The crowds were selfish, fickle, and stubbornly arrogant, and definitely lacked a knowledge of the scriptures.
Those who loved Him initially, now hated Him. No one seemed to know why He came in the first place. Even the apostles were confused, as they too, abandoned Him.
There was a complete breakdown in knowledge of doctrine, within that generation, just as there is a complete breakdown in knowledge of doctrine even in our current day.
And the reason is because people do not study, and therefore do not learn, and therefore do not know.
And this lack of knowledge, prevents orientation and understanding of life, and that means people are confused, and weak, and subject to instabilities, both mentally and emotionally.