John 6:3

3 Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples.

Read John 6:3 Using Other Translations

And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples.
Jesus went up on the mountain, and there he sat down with his disciples.
Then Jesus climbed a hill and sat down with his disciples around him.

What does John 6:3 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
John 6:3

And Jesus went up into a mountain
In a desert place near Bethsaida, ( Luke 9:10 ) ;

and there he sat with his disciples;
partly for security from the cruelty of Herod, having just heard of the beheading of John; and partly for privacy, that he might have some conversation alone with his disciples, upon their return from off their journey; as also for the sake of rest and refreshment; and according to the custom of the Jewish doctors, which now prevailed, (See Gill on Matthew 5:1), he sat with his disciples, in order to teach and instruct them.

California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information  California - CCPA Notice