John 6:25

25 When they found him back across the sea, they said, "Rabbi, when did you get here?"

John 6:25 Meaning and Commentary

John 6:25

And when they had found him on the other side of the sea,
&c.] At Capernaum, and in the synagogue there; see ( John 6:59 ) .

They said unto him, Rabbi;
or "master", a name now much in use with the Jewish doctors, and by which they delighted to be called; and these men being convinced by the miracle, that Christ was that prophet that should come, honour him with this title, saying,

when camest thou hither?
since he did not go with his disciples, and there was no other boat that went off the night before, but that in which they went; and they came over in the first that came out that morning, and he did not come in any of them; and therefore it was amazing to them, both when and how he came, since they could not devise how he should get there by shipping, and also how he should so soon get there on foot.

John 6:25 In-Context

23 By now boats from Tiberias had pulled up near where they had eaten the bread blessed by the Master.
24 So when the crowd realized he was gone and wasn't coming back, they piled into the Tiberias boats and headed for Capernaum, looking for Jesus.
25 When they found him back across the sea, they said, "Rabbi, when did you get here?"
26 Jesus answered, "You've come looking for me not because you saw God in my actions but because I fed you, filled your stomachs - and for free.
27 "Don't waste your energy striving for perishable food like that. Work for the food that sticks with you, food that nourishes your lasting life, food the Son of Man provides. He and what he does are guaranteed by God the Father to last."
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