And when they were come out of the ship
Christ and his disciples, and were ashore,
straightway they knew him;
that is, the men of that place, as in Mt. 14:35, (See Gill on Matthew 14:35); and so the Syriac, Arabic, and Persic versions read here, "the inhabitants of that country", the country of Gennesaret; they knew him, having seen and heard him before.