|| Matthew 14:22, 23; John 6:16-21
MK6:45 Afterward Jesus told his disciples to board the fishing boat and go ahead across to Bethsaida, 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 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. MK6:49 However, when the disciples saw him walking upon the sea, at first thinking it was a phantom, 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! Do not be afraid!” MK6:51 Now Jesus approached them in the boat and the wind suddenly stopped. The disciples were awestruck [[and marveled]]. MK6:52 For they had not perceived the meaning of the loaves because their hearts were dull of understanding.
 Matthew 14:22, 23: For details see notes in Nazarene Commentary 2000 on Matthew.
 Bethsaida: At the northern beginning of the Sea of Galilee where the Jordan enters the lake. [Jewish Antiquities, XVIII, 28 [ii, 1]]
 During the night: After midnight and more likely between 3-6 AM.
 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.
 Phantom: Or, spirit, apparition, ghost. The Greek is PHANTASMA.
 It is me: Or, it is I, I am [he]. The Greek is EGO EIMI.
 The bracketed is not in some texts.
 Dull of understanding: Or, heart was hardened, minds were closed, blinded.