New American Standard Bible
Leaving the crowd, they took Him along with them in the boat, just as He was; and other boats were with Him.
King James Bible
And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.
Darby Bible Translation
and having sent away the crowd, they take him with them, as he was, in the ship. But other ships also were with him.
World English Bible
Leaving the multitude, they took him with them, even as he was, in the boat. Other small boats were also with him.
Young's Literal Translation
and having let away the multitude, they take him up as he was in the boat, and other little boats also were with him.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Even as he was in the ship - They took him without making any preparation for the voyage; without providing any food or raiment. He was sitting in a ship, or boat, instructing the people. In the same boat, probably ill fitted to encounter a storm on the lake, they sailed. This would render their danger more imminent and the miracle more striking.
There were with him other little ships - Belonging probably to the people, who, seeing him sail, resolved to follow him.
LibraryLamps and Bushels
'And Jesus said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?'--Mark iv. 21. The furniture of a very humble Eastern home is brought before us in this saying. In the original, each of the nouns has the definite article attached to it, and so suggests that in the house there was but one of each article; one lamp, a flat saucer with a wick swimming in oil; one measure for corn and the like; one bed, raised slightly, but sufficiently to admit …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Toiling Christ
Chapter: 4:21-25 Lamp and Stand
When He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him.
And He told His disciples that a boat should stand ready for Him because of the crowd, so that they would not crowd Him;
He began to teach again by the sea. And such a very large crowd gathered to Him that He got into a boat in the sea and sat down; and the whole crowd was by the sea on the land.
And there arose a fierce gale of wind, and the waves were breaking over the boat so much that the boat was already filling up.
When He got out of the boat, immediately a man from the tombs with an unclean spirit met Him,
When Jesus had crossed over again in the boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around Him; and so He stayed by the seashore.
They went away in the boat to a secluded place by themselves.
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