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John 6:19


Then, when they had rowed about three or four miles, 1  they caught sight of Jesus walking on the lake, 2  approaching the boat, and they were frightened.


Job 9:8; Ps 29:10; Ps 93:4; Eze 27:26; Jon 1:13; Mt 14:25,26; Mr 6:47,48; Mr 6:49; Lu 24:13; Lu 24:36-39; Joh 11:18; Joh 14:18; Re 14:20; Re 21:16

NET © Notes

tn Grk “about twenty-five or thirty stades” (a stade as a unit of linear measure is about 607 feet or 187 meters).

sn About three or four miles. The Sea of Galilee was at its widest point 7 mi (11.6 km) by 12 mi (20 km). So at this point the disciples were in about the middle of the lake.

tn Or “sea.” See the note on “lake” in v. 16. John uses the phrase ἐπί (epi, “on”) followed by the genitive (as in Mark, instead of Matthew’s ἐπί followed by the accusative) to describe Jesus walking “on the lake.”

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