Matthew 14:34

34 When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret.

Matthew 14:34 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
34 And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret.
English Standard Version (ESV)
34 And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret.
New Living Translation (NLT)
34 After they had crossed the lake, they landed at Gennesaret.
The Message Bible (MSG)
34 On return, they beached the boat at Gennesaret.
American Standard Version (ASV)
34 And when they had crossed over, they came to the land, unto Gennesaret.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
34 They crossed the sea and landed at Gennesaret.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
34 Once they crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
34 They crossed over the lake and landed at Gennesaret.

Matthew 14:34 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 14:34

And when they were gone over
That is, "the sea", as Munster's Hebrew Gospel adds, the sea of Tiberias, or Galilee;

they came into the land of Gennesaret;
the same with Cinnereth, or Chinnereth, or Cinnerot, ( Numbers 34:11 ) ( Deuteronomy 3:17 ) ( Joshua 11:2 ) ( 12:3 ) ( 13:27 ) ( 1 Kings 15:20 ) in all which places, the Chaldee paraphrase renders it by (rownyg) , "Ginusar", the same word that is used in Munster's Hebrew Gospel here: it was a country in Galilee, in the tribe of Naphtali F25, bordering upon a lake, called the lake of Gennesaret; taking its name from the country, or the country from the lake: it was exceeding fruitful, full of gardens and orchards; hence we often read in the Talmud F26, of (rowng twryp) , "the fruits of Genusar", or Gennesaret, which are said to be exceeding sweet: and it is said to F1 be a country in the land of Israel, in which were many gardens; and by others F2, a place in the land of Galilee (as it was) whose fruits were large and good; and was, as Josephus says {c}, thirty furlongs long and twenty broad. And thus the saints, after a long and troublesome passage over the sea of this world, arrive, at last, safe at their desired haven, and enter upon a most delightful country, a paradise, a garden of pleasure; where all delicious fruits and desirable things are enjoyed, even pleasures for evermore; where they shall be led to fountains of living waters, into fulness of joy; where all troubles will cease, and tears will be wiped away; and when they will have leisure and capacity to reflect upon all they have met with in their dangerous, and difficult voyage; and will admire the wonderful grace of God, which has been with them; and his divine power, which has appeared for them, and supported them, and brought them safe to eternal glory; and they ascribe greatness to Christ, as the Son of God, and for ever worship him as the eternal Jehovah, who has done such great things for them, as none but God can do.


F25 Targum Jon. in Deut. xxxiii. 23.
F26 T. Bab. Beracot, fol. 44. 1. Erubim, fol. 30. 1. & Pesachim, fol. 8. 2. Vid. Jarchi in Isa. xxviii. 1. & Kimchi in Josh. xi. & in 1 Kings xv. 20.
F1 Maimon. in Misn. Maaserot, c. 3. sect. 7.
F2 Bartenora, in ib.
F3 De Bello Jud. 1. 3. c. 35.

Matthew 14:34 In-Context

32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down.
33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
34 When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret.
35 And when the men of that place recognized Jesus, they sent word to all the surrounding country. People brought all their sick to him
36 and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.
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