That evening, at sunset, people brought to Jesus those who were sick or demon-possessed.
The whole town gathered near the door.
He healed many who were sick with all kinds of diseases, and he threw out many demons. But he didn't let the demons speak, because they recognized him.
Early in the morning, well before sunrise, Jesus rose and went to a deserted place where he could be alone in prayer.
Simon and those with him tracked him down.
When they found him, they told him, "Everyone's looking for you!"
He replied, "Let's head in the other direction, to the nearby villages, so that I can preach there too. That's why I've come."
He traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and throwing out demons.