Luke brought this conversation between the Angel Gabriel and Mary to a close. She fully agreed with the plan, so the angel left. Luke indicated that Mary said (εἶπεν δὲ Μαριάμ) that she was a slave of the Lord (Ἰδοὺ ἡ δούλη Κυρίου). Most translations prefer the softer “servant” or “handmaid” rather than “slave,” but the Greek word “ἡ δούλη” indicates a female slave. Mary wanted everything to be done to her just as the angel of God had said (γένοιτό μοι κατὰ τὸ ῥῆμά σου). With that, the Angel Gabriel flew off or left her (καὶ ἀπῆλθεν ἀπ’ αὐτῆς ὁ ἄγγελος), because he had accomplished his mission. The stage was set for the birth of John and Jesus.
A similar statement can be found in all four gospels, Mark, chapter 6:34, Luke, chapter 9:11, and John, chapter 6:2, plus here. Jesus continued his mission of compassion and curing the ill and the sick. When Jesus went ashore (Καὶ ἐξελθὼν), he saw a great crowd (εἶδεν πολὺν ὄχλον). There is no indication of the size of this crowd. He then had compassion for them (καὶ ἐσπλαγχνίσθη ἐπ’ αὐτοῖς), so that he cured the feeble and sick people (καὶ ἐθεράπευσεν τοὺς ἀρρώστους αὐτῶν). One of the great acts of kindness of Jesus was curing people of their illnesses or sicknesses.
Unlike all the other prophets, Jonah refused his mission. He decided to run away to Tarshish, probably in Spain, as far away as he could get from Yahweh and Israel at that time. Most of the ancient people considered it to be the end of the world. Tarshish was often mentioned in the biblical literature as a rich ship building area, as in Isaiah, chapter 23 and Ezekiel, chapter 27. Jonah went to Joppa, a seacoast town on the Mediterranean Sea. There, he had enough money to purchase a fare to board a ship headed for Tarshish. He really wanted to get away from the presence of Yahweh, as far as he could go.