Mark 1:32-39 (NRSV)
32 That evening, at sunset, they brought to him all who were
sick or possessed with demons.
33 And the whole
city was gathered around the door.
34 And he cured
many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons;
and he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.
35 In the morning,
while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted
place, and there he prayed.
36 And Simon and
his companions hunted for him.
37 When they found
him, they said to him, ‘Everyone is searching for you.’
38 He answered,
‘Let us go on to the neighbouring towns, so that I may proclaim
the message there also; for that is what I came out to do.’
39 And he went
throughout Galilee, proclaiming the message in their synagogues
and casting out demons.