In the little boat (twi ploiariwi). Locative case of ploiarion (diminutive) for the larger boat (ploion, verses Matthew 3 6 ) could come no closer to shore. But the words seem interchangeable in Matthew 6:17 Matthew 6:19 Matthew 6:21 Matthew 6:22 Matthew 6:24 . About two hundred cubits off (w apo phcwn diakosiwn). For phcu, cubit, see Matthew 6:27 and for w apo see Matthew 11:18 . Dragging (suronte). Present active participle of surw for which see Acts 8:3 .