Mark 6:46

46 And after he had taken leave of them, 1he went up on the mountain to pray.

Mark 6:46 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 6:46

And when he had sent them away
Either his disciples, or rather the multitude:

he departed into a mountain to pray:
after his disciples were gone, and he had dismissed the people, he went from the desert where he had been, up into a mountain; being a retired place, to spend some time in private prayer to God; (See Gill on Matthew 14:23).

Mark 6:46 In-Context

44 And those who ate the loaves were five thousand men.
45 Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd.
46 And after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain to pray.
47 And when evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone on the land.
48 And he saw that they were making headway painfully, for the wind was against them. And about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. He meant to pass by them,

Cross References 1

  • 1. Luke 6:12; Luke 9:28; [Mark 1:35; Luke 5:16]
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