When even was come (opsia genomenh). The second or late evening, six P.M. at this season, or sunset on. He alone on the land (kai auto mono hpi th gh). Another Markan touch. Jesus had come down out of the mountain where he had prayed to the Father. He is by the sea again in the late twilight. Apparently Jesus remained quite a while, some hours, on the beach. "It was now dark and Jesus had not yet come to them" ( John 6:17 ).