The Pharisees went out, and immediately held counsel with the Hero'di-ans against him, how to destroy him.
Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the sea, and a great multitude from Galilee followed; also from Judea
and Jerusalem and Idume'a and from beyond the Jordan and from about Tyre and Sidon a great multitude, hearing all that he did, came to him.
And he told his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd, lest they should crush him;
for he had healed many, so that all who had diseases pressed upon him to touch him.
And whenever the unclean spirits beheld him, they fell down before him and cried out, "You are the Son of God."
And he strictly ordered them not to make him known.
And he went up on the mountain, and called to him those whom he desired; and they came to him.
And he appointed twelve, to be with him, and to be sent out to preach
and have authority to cast out demons:
Simon whom he surnamed Peter;
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