Miracles of Jesus: Healing of many in Gennesaret

(Matthew 14:34-36; Mark 6:53-56)

After Jesus performed the miracle of walking on water, on the Sea of Galilee, he and his disciples anchored their boat on the shore at the town of Gennesaret. The residents there recognized Jesus and went to him to be miraculously healed of various ailments. Even the people who touched Jesus' clothing were healed.

As explained in the Gospel of Mark:

When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret and anchored there. As soon as they got out of the boat, people recognized Jesus. They ran throughout that whole region and carried the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was. And wherever he went-into villages, towns or countryside-they placed the sick in the marketplaces. They begged him to let them touch even the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.

- Mark 6:53-56, NIV translation.

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