Now when they had crossed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret and drew to shore. And when they had come out of the boat, immediately the men of that place, having recognized Him, sent messengers into all that country around and brought to Him all that were sick. And they besought Him that they might touch only the borders of His garment, and as many as touched were wholly healed. And running about through that whole region, they began to carry about on their pallets those who were sick, wherever they heard He was. And wheresoever He entered, into villages or into cities or into fields, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and besought Him that they might touch if but the border of His garment, and as many as touched Him were healed.