Mark 6:53

Jesus Heals the Sick in Gennesaret

53 1When they had crossed over, they came to land at 2Gennesaret and moored to the shore.

Mark 6:53 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 6:53

And when they had passed over
The lake of Gennesaret, or sea of "Galilee",

they came into the land of Gennesaret; (See Gill on Matthew 14:34); to Capernaum, as appears from ( John 6:17 John 6:24 ) for Capernaum was in the land of Gennesaret; to which agrees what Josephus says, that the land of Gennesaret was watered with a very excellent spring, which the inhabitants of that place called Capernaum F8:

and drew to the shore:
this is omitted in the Syriac and Persic versions: and the Arabic reads, "and they cast anchors".


F8 De Bello Jud. l. 3. c. 35.

Mark 6:53 In-Context

51 And he got into the boat with them, and the wind ceased. And they were utterly astounded,
52 for they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened.
53 When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored to the shore.
54 And when they got out of the boat, the people immediately recognized him
55 and ran about the whole region and began to bring the sick people on their beds to wherever they heard he was.

Cross References 2

  • 1. For ver. 53-56, see Matthew 14:34-36; [John 6:24, 25]
  • 2. Luke 5:1