Verse 56. "Villages" - Probably small towns near cities.
"Country" - Villages at a distance from cities and large public towns. See the notes on Matt. xiv. 34-36.
Christ went about doing good-he confined his ministry and miracles to no place-wherever he went, they stood in need of his help; and whenever they required his assistance, they had it granted immediately. Our Lord's conduct, in these respects, is a perfect pattern for every preacher of his Gospel.