Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the lake, and a large crowd from Galilee followed.18
When they heard all he was doing, many people came to him from Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, and the regions across the Jordan and around Tyre and Sidon.29
Because of the crowd he told his disciples to have a small boat ready for him, to keep the people from crowding him.
For he had healed many,3 so that those with diseases were pushing forward to touch him.411
Whenever the evila spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, "You are the Son of God."512
But he gave them strict orders not to tell who he was.6