Somewhere in or near the Decapolis, which is on the east side of the Sea of Galilee, far from the region of Galilee where Jesus often preached, a crowd of thousands gather before him.
They bring to Jesus their sick friends and ailing relatives, hoping that Jesus will give them miraculous healings, which he does.
Although Jesus was far from the places where he normally preached and healed, these people are aware of who he is and what he can do.
Perhaps they had heard about a few miracles that Jesus had performed earlier on the east side of the sea, such as the healing of a deaf man with a speech impediment (Mark 7:31-37), or the healing of a man possessed by a legion of demons in Gadarenes (Matthew 8:28-34, Mark 5:1-20 and Luke 8:26-39).
This event, as described in the Gospel of Matthew:
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