The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleMatthew 14:35
And when the men of the place had knowledge of him…
Not merely by report, but by face, having seen, and heard him
before; see (Luke 5:1) .
They sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto
him all that were diseased;
which not only expresses their faith in
him, that he was able to heal all their sick and diseased, were they
ever so many; but also their affectionate regard to their
fellow creatures and countrymen; and their care and diligence in
sending messengers about to their respective cities, towns, and
villages, and which must be attended with expense: for they neither
spared cost nor pains, to do good to their country; in all which,
they set an example worthy of imitation.