When day came, Jesus left and went to a secluded place; and the crowds were searching for Him, and came to Him and tried to keep Him from going away from them.
Now when Jesus heard about John, He withdrew from there in a boat to a secluded place by Himself; and when the people heard of this, they followed Him on foot from the cities.
In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there.
But he went out and began to proclaim it freely and to spread the news around, to such an extent that Jesus could no longer publicly enter a city, but stayed out in unpopulated areas; and they were coming to Him from everywhere.
The people saw them going, and many recognized them and ran there together on foot from all the cities, and got there ahead of them.
It was at this time that He went off to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God.
And all the people of the country of the Gerasenes and the surrounding district asked Him to leave them, for they were gripped with great fear; and He got into a boat and returned.
But they urged Him, saying, “Stay with us, for it is getting toward evening, and the day is now nearly over.” So He went in to stay with them.
Jesus *said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.
So when the Samaritans came to Jesus, they were asking Him to stay with them; and He stayed there two days.
So when the crowd saw that Jesus was not there, nor His disciples, they themselves got into the small boats, and came to Capernaum seeking Jesus.