Sat in the sea (kaqhsqai en th qalassh). In the boat, of course, which was in the sea. He first sat by the beach ( Matthew 13:1 ) and then a very great multitude (oclo pleisto) made him enter a boat in which he sat and taught. It was a common experience now to teach the crowds on the beach ( Matthew 2:1Matthew 2:13 ; Matthew 3:7-9 ). There is gathered (sunagetai). Graphic pictorial present again. See the crowds pressing Jesus into the sea.