Miracles of Jesus: Healing of many in or near the Decapolis

(Matthew 15:29-31)

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:

29 Jesus departed from there and came near to the sea of Galilee; and he went up into the mountain and sat there. 30 Great multitudes came to him, having with them the lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others, and they put them down at his feet. He healed them, 31 so that the multitude wondered when they saw the mute speaking, the injured healed, the lame walking, and the blind seeing--and they glorified the God of Israel. (Matthew 15:29-31, WEB)

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