John 6:19
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New International Version
When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were frightened.

King James Bible
So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid.

Darby Bible Translation
Having rowed then about twenty-five or thirty stadia, they see Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the ship; and they were frightened.

World English Bible
When therefore they had rowed about twenty-five or thirty stadia, they saw Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing near to the boat; and they were afraid.

Young's Literal Translation
having pushed onwards, therefore, about twenty-five or thirty furlongs, they behold Jesus walking on the sea, and coming nigh to the boat, and they were afraid;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Had rowed - Their vessel was a small one only, something of the boat kind: as to sails, if they had any, they could not now venture to carry them, because of the storm.

Five and twenty or thirty furlongs - Between three and four miles. The sea of Tiberias, on which they now were, was, according to Josephus, War, book iii. chap. 25, forty furlongs, or five miles in breadth; and one hundred and forty furlongs, or eighteen miles, in length. Pliny, lib. v. chap. 15, makes it about six miles broad, and sixteen long.

They see Jesus - See the notes on Matthew 14:25, etc.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

had rowed.

Ezekiel 27:26 Your rowers have brought you into great waters: the east wind has broken you in the middle of the seas.

Jonah 1:13 Nevertheless the men rowed hard to bring it to the land; but they could not: for the sea worked, and was tempestuous against them.

Mark 6:47,48 And when even was come, the ship was in the middle of the sea, and he alone on the land...


John 11:18 Now Bethany was near to Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off:

Luke 24:13 And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about three score furlongs.

Revelation 14:20 And the wine press was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the wine press, even to the horse bridles...

Revelation 21:16 And the city lies foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed...


John 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

Job 9:8 Which alone spreads out the heavens, and treads on the waves of the sea.

Psalm 29:10 The LORD sits on the flood; yes, the LORD sits King for ever.

Psalm 93:4 The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yes, than the mighty waves of the sea.

Matthew 14:25,26 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea...

Mark 6:49 But when they saw him walking on the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out:

Luke 24:36-39 And as they thus spoke, Jesus himself stood in the middle of them, and said to them, Peace be to you...

May 9 Evening
It is I; be not afraid.--JOHN 6:20. When I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.--I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins. Woe is me! for I am undone; . . . mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts. Then flew one of the seraphims
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

November 21 Morning
Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.--JOHN 6:37. It shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.--I will not cast them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break my covenant with them: for I am the Lord their God.--I will remember my covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant. Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

June 22. "This is that Bread which came Down from Heaven" (John vi. 58).
"This is that bread which came down from heaven" (John vi. 58). We had the sentence of death in ourselves that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead; who delivereth us from so great a death, who doth deliver; in whom we trust that He will yet deliver us. This was the supernatural secret of Paul's life; he drew continually in his body from the strength of Christ, his Risen Head. The body which rose from Joseph's tomb was to him a physical reality and the inexhaustible
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Fourth Miracle in John's Gospel
And Jesus took the loaves; and when He had given thanks, He distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.'--JOHN vi. 11. This narrative of the miraculous feeding of the five thousand is introduced into John's Gospel with singular abruptness. We read in the first verse of the chapter: 'After these things Jesus went over the Sea of Galilee,' i.e. from the western to the eastern side. But the Evangelist does not tell
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Luke 9:42
Even while the boy was coming, the demon threw him to the ground in a convulsion. But Jesus rebuked the impure spirit, healed the boy and gave him back to his father.

John 6:18
A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough.

John 6:20
But he said to them, "It is I; don't be afraid."

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