Mark 6:45-56

Jesus Walks on the Water

45 1Immediately he 2made his disciples get into 3the boat and go before him to the other side, 4to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd.
46 And after he had taken leave of them, 5he went up on the mountain to pray.
47 And when 6evening 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 7the fourth watch of the night[a] he came to them, walking on the sea. 8He meant to pass by them,
49 but when they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost, and cried out,
50 for they all saw him and 9were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, 10"Take heart; it is I. 11Do not be afraid."
51 And he got into the boat with them, and the wind ceased. And they were utterly astounded,
52 for 12they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts 13were hardened.

Jesus Heals the Sick in Gennesaret

53 14When they had crossed over, they came to land at 15Gennesaret and moored to the shore.
54 And when they got out of the boat, the people immediately 16recognized him
55 and ran about the whole region and began to bring 17the sick people 18on their beds to wherever they heard he was.
56 And wherever he came, in villages, cities, or countryside, 19they laid the sick in the marketplaces and implored him that they might touch even 20the fringe of his garment. And 21as many as touched it were made well.

Mark 6:45-56 In-Context

43 And they took up twelve baskets full of broken pieces and of the fish.
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,
49 but when they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost, and cried out,
50 for they all saw him and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, "Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid."
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.
56 And wherever he came, in villages, cities, or countryside, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and implored him that they might touch even the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched it were made well.

Cross References 21

  • 1. For ver. 45-51, see Matthew 14:22-32; John 6:15-21
  • 2. [Matthew 8:18]
  • 3. ver. 32
  • 4. Mark 8:22; [Luke 9:10]
  • 5. Luke 6:12; Luke 9:28; [Mark 1:35; Luke 5:16]
  • 6. [Mark 13:35]
  • 7. [See ver. 47 above]
  • 8. [Luke 24:28]
  • 9. [Luke 24:37]
  • 10. Matthew 17:7; [Deuteronomy 31:6; Isaiah 41:13; Isaiah 43:1, 2; John 16:33]
  • 11. Matthew 17:7; [Deuteronomy 31:6; Isaiah 41:13; Isaiah 43:1, 2; John 16:33]
  • 12. Mark 8:17-21
  • 13. John 12:40; Romans 11:7; 2 Corinthians 3:14; See Mark 3:5
  • 14. For ver. 53-56, see Matthew 14:34-36; [John 6:24, 25]
  • 15. Luke 5:1
  • 16. ver. 33
  • 17. Matthew 4:24
  • 18. Luke 5:18
  • 19. Acts 5:15
  • 20. See Matthew 9:20
  • 21. Mark 3:10; Luke 6:19

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. That is, between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m.
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