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Mark 6:45-52 – Walking Across the Sea

|| Matthew 14:22, 23;[1] John 6:16-21

MK6:45 Afterward Jesus told his disciples to board the fishing boat and go ahead across to Bethsaida,[2] while he dismissed the crowd. MK6:46 When Jesus had sent them all away he went into the mountains alone to pray. MK6:47 Now during the night[3] the boat was in the middle of the open sea and Jesus was alone on the shore. MK6:48 Then, at the pre-dawn hours beholding the disciples straining at the oars against opposing winds, Jesus approached them walking upon the sea intending to just pass them by.[4] MK6:49 However, when the disciples saw him walking upon the sea, at first thinking it was a phantom,[5] they screamed in fear. MK6:50 But they all did see Jesus and were very troubled. So instantly Jesus called to them and said: “Take courage! It is me![6] Do not be afraid!” MK6:51 Now Jesus approached them in the boat and the wind suddenly stopped. The disciples were awestruck [[and marveled]].[7] MK6:52 For they had not perceived the meaning of the loaves because their hearts were dull of understanding.[8]

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[1] Matthew 14:22, 23: For details see notes in Nazarene Commentary 2000 on Matthew.

[2] Bethsaida: At the northern beginning of the Sea of Galilee where the Jordan enters the lake. [Jewish Antiquities, XVIII, 28 [ii, 1]]

[3] During the night: After midnight and more likely between 3-6 AM.

[4] Intending to just pass them by: Or, KJV: would have passed by them; ALF: he was purposing to pass by them; KNX: made as if to pass them by.

[5] Phantom: Or, spirit, apparition, ghost. The Greek is PHANTASMA.

[6] It is me: Or, it is I, I am [he]. The Greek is EGO EIMI.

[7] The bracketed is not in some texts.

[8] Dull of understanding: Or, heart was hardened, minds were closed, blinded.

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Preceding

Mark 6 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 6:1-6 – A Prophet Without Honor

Mark 6 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 6:7-13 – Apostles Sent Out by Twos

Mark 6 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 6:14-20 – King Herod Marvels About Jesus

Mark 6 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 6:21-29 – A Birthday Beheading

Mark 6 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 6:30-34 – Jesus Pities Sheep Without Shepherd

Mark 6 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 6:35-44 – 5000 Fed

Matthew 14:23-34 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Walking on Water

Mark 6:35-44 – 5000 Fed

|| Matthew 14:13-21; Luke 9:10-17; John 6:1-13

MK6:35 Now when the hour grew late, Jesus’ disciples approached him and said: “This spot is really isolated and it is getting late. MK6:36 Send the crowd away so they may return to their own country and villages [[and get some food for themselves]].”[1] MK6:37 But Jesus answered and said to them: “You give them something to eat!” And they replied: “Do you want us to go, buy two hundred denarii worth of bread, and give that to them to eat?” MK6:38 Jesus asked them: “How many loaves do you have? Go and look.” But they already knew, and said: “Five [loaves], and two fish.”[2] MK6:39 Then Jesus commanded the crowd to sit down in groups on the green grass. MK6:40 And all the people saw down in groups of hundreds and fifties. MK6:41 Next Jesus took the five loaves and two fish and looking up to heaven he blessed them. Then he broke the loaves and continued giving his disciples [the bread] to set before the people. Also, the two fish he divided among them all. MK6:42 So all of the people ate and were satisfied. MK6:43 Afterward they gathered up the leftovers in twelve baskets full of scrapes. MK6:44 Now all those who ate from the loaves amounted to five thousand men.[3]

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[1] The bracketed portion is not adequately supported.

[2] Five [loaves], and two fish: Such was going to feed twelve hungry men. Likely the fish was dried and salted. Unless one has eaten this kind of sturdy bread it is difficult to believe such was sustaining. We can see the simplicity of their meals compared to a western diet. Likely a fresh water stream was nearby, or they used the lake water.

[3] Five thousand men: The Greek is the word for males, ANDRES, thus including women and children the crowd was even larger.

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Preceding

Mark 6 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 6:1-6 – A Prophet Without Honor

Mark 6 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 6:7-13 – Apostles Sent Out by Twos

Mark 6 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 6:14-20 – King Herod Marvels About Jesus

Mark 6 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 6:21-29 – A Birthday Beheading

Mark 6 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 6:30-34 – Jesus Pities Sheep Without Shepherd

Matthew 14:14-22 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: 5,000 Fed

Matthew 15:32-39 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: 4000 Fed

Mark 6:30-34 – Jesus Pities Sheep Without Shepherd

|| Matthew 9:36[1]

MK6:30 Now the apostles rejoined Jesus and told him everything, both what they had done and what they had taught. MK6:31 Then Jesus said to them: “All of you come way [with me] to a private spot in a place of solitude and then get a little rest.” For there were many people coming and going and they had no leisure time to even eat. MK6:32 So they left in their boat for a lonely place for some privacy. MK6:33 However, some people saw them leaving and recognized them, so they ran on foot from all the villages [[and got there ahead of them]].[2] MK6:34 Now when Jesus went ashore and saw so many people he was moved with compassion,[3] because they were all like sheep without a shepherd. So he began to teach them many things.

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[1] Matthew 9:36: For details see notes in Nazarene Commentary 2000 on Matthew.

[2] The bracketed portion is lacking in older manuscripts.

[3] Compassion: Or, NEB: his heart went out; GDS: touched; PME: pity.

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Preceding

Mark 6 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 6:1-6 – A Prophet Without Honor

Mark 6 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 6:7-13 – Apostles Sent Out by Twos

Mark 6 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 6:14-20 – King Herod Marvels About Jesus

Mark 6 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 6:21-29 – A Birthday Beheading

Matthew 9:35-38 – Looking at Jesus our shepherd

Mark 6:21-29 – A Birthday Beheading

|| Matthew 14:3-12;[1] Luke 3:19, 20

MK6:21 When an opportune day arrived, Herod held a feast on his birthday[2] for his officials, commanders, and the leading men of Galilee. MK6:22 Now the daughter of Herodias entered and danced, and she pleasured Herod and all his guests. So the king said to the young girl: “Ask me whatever you want, and I will give it to you.” MK6:23 Herod made an oath to her: “Whatever you ask me, I will give you, up to half my realm.” MK6:24 Now the young girl left and went to her mother Herodias, asking: “What shall I ask for?” Her mother said: “The head of John the Baptist!” MK6:25 So right away the young girl returned to the king, asking: “I want you to give me right now the head of John the Baptist on a plate.” MK6:26 Now this caused the king to be sorry about his oath, not only because of his guests, but also he did not want to break his word to her. MK6:27 Right away the king sent the captain of his bodyguards and commanded the head be brought to him. The captain left and beheaded John in his prison cell. MK6:28 Then he brought his head on a plate and gave it to the young girl, and she gave it to her mother. MK6:29 Now when John’s disciples heard of this they came and removed the body and put it in a tomb.

[1] Matthew 14:3-12: For details see notes in Nazarene Commentary 2000 on Matthew.

[2] Birthday: Herod was a circumcised Jew. [See history on this matter.] He celebrates his birthday, the second of two such mentioned in the Bible. [Genesis 40:20]

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Preceding

Mark 6 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 6:1-6 – A Prophet Without Honor

Mark 6 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 6:7-13 – Apostles Sent Out by Twos

Mark 6 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 6:14-20 – King Herod Marvels About Jesus

Matthew 14:1-13 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: John Beheaded

Mark 6:14-20 – King Herod Marvels About Jesus

|| Matthew 14:1, 2;[1] Luke 9:7-9

MK6:14 Now when king Herod heard about Jesus – for his name had spread throughout the country – he said: “John the Baptist has risen from the dead! That is why he is able to do these miracles!” MK6:15 Others were saying: “It is Elijah!” [Malachi 4:5] But still others: “He is the Prophet!” [Deuteronomy 18:15] Or, “He is like an ancient prophet!” MK6:16 However, when Herod heard about Jesus, he said: “It is John whom I beheaded! He has risen from the dead!” MK6:17 For Herod had been the one who arrested John and imprisoned him because of his marriage to Herodias, for he had married the wife of his brother Philip. MK6:18 Because John had told Herod: “It is against the Law [of Moses] to have your brother’s wife.” MK6:19 For this reason Herodias had it in for John and wanted him killed but lacked the power. MK6:20 But Herod had deep regard for John, knowing he was a righteous and holy man. So he protected John and having heard him [preach] he was at a loss what to do, though he continued to listen to him gladly.

[1] Matthew 14:1, 2: For details see notes in Nazarene Commentary 2000 on Matthew.

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Preceding

Mark 6 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 6:1-6 – A Prophet Without Honor

Mark 6 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 6:7-13 – Apostles Sent Out by Twos

Matthew 14:1-13 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: John Beheaded

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