Mark 6:45

Jesus Walks on the Water

45 Immediately Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd.

Read Mark 6:45 Using Other Translations

And straightway he constrained his disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side before unto Bethsaida, while he sent away the people.
Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd.
Immediately after this, Jesus insisted that his disciples get back into the boat and head across the lake to Bethsaida, while he sent the people home.

What does Mark 6:45 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Mark 6:45

And straightway he constrained his disciples
The reasons of this is (See Gill on Matthew 14:22),

to get into the ship;
in which they came to this place, and which was waiting for them:

and to go to the other side before unto Bethsaida;
or rather "to go to the other side over against Bethsaida"; for they were now in a desert belonging to that city, wherefore they were ordered to go, and did go to the other side of the sea of Tiberias, or Galilee, even to Capernaum, as appears from ( John 6:17 John 6:24 John 6:25 ) ;

while he sent away the people; (See Gill on Matthew 14:22).

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