Mark 3:7-9 New English Translation (NET Bible)
Crowds by the Sea
7 Then[a] Jesus went away with his disciples to the sea, and a great multitude from Galilee followed him.[b] And from Judea, 8 Jerusalem, Idumea, beyond the Jordan River,[c] and around Tyre and Sidon[d] a great multitude came to him when they heard about the things he had done. 9 Because of the crowd, he told his disciples to have a small boat[e] ready for him so the crowd[f] would not press toward him.