Mark 3:7-9 The Passion Translation (TPT)
Massive Crowds Follow Jesus
7 Once again Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the lakeside, but a massive crowd of people followed him from all around the provinces of Galilee and southern Israel. 8 Vast crowds came from Jerusalem, Idumea,[a] beyond the Jordan, and from Lebanon.[b] Large numbers of people swarmed in from everywhere when they heard of him and his wonderful works.
9 The crowd pressed so closely to Jesus that he instructed his disciples to bring him a small boat to get into and keep from being crushed by the crowd.