3:7 Then 1 Jesus went away with his disciples to the sea, and a great multitude from Galilee followed him. 2 And from Judea, 3:8 Jerusalem, 3 Idumea, beyond the Jordan River, 4 and around Tyre 5 and Sidon 6 a great multitude came to him when they heard about the things he had done. 3:9 Because of the crowd, he told his disciples to have a small boat ready for him so the crowd 7 would not press toward him.
1 tn Grk “And.” Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence of events within the narrative.
2 tn The word “him” is not in the Greek text, but is implied. Direct objects were often omitted in Greek when clear from the context.
4 tn “River” is not in the Greek text but is supplied for clarity. The region referred to here is sometimes known as Transjordan (i.e., “across the Jordan”).
6 sn These last two locations, Tyre and Sidon, represented an expansion outside of traditional Jewish territory. Jesus’ reputation continued to expand into new regions.
7 tn Grk “they”; the referent (the crowd) has been specified in the translation for clarity.