John 6:16-21 LEB

Jesus Walks on the Water

16 Now when evening came, his disciples went down to the sea.

References for John 6:16

      17 And getting into a boat, they began to goa to the other side of the sea, to Capernaum. And it had already become dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.

      References for John 6:17

        • Ê 6:17 - *The imperfect tense has been translated as ingressive here ("began to go")
          18 And the sea began to be stirred upb [because]c a strong wind was blowing.

          References for John 6:18

            • Ë 6:18 - *The imperfect tense has been translated as ingressive here ("began to be stirred up")
            • Ì 6:18 - *Here "[because]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("was blowing") which is understood as causal
              19 Then [when they]d had rowed about twenty-five or thirty stadia,e they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were afraid.

              References for John 6:19

                • Í 6:19 - *Here "[when]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("had rowed") which is understood as temporal
                • Î 6:19 - A "stade" or "stadium" (plur. "stadia") is about 607 ft (187 m), so this was around 3 miles (5 km)
                  20 But he said to them, "[It] is I! Do not be afraid!"
                  21 So they were wanting to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat came to the land to which they were going.