The disciples went to the sea (Jn 6:16-6:16)

“When evening came,

Jesus’ disciples

Went down

To the sea.”

Ὡς δὲ ὀψία ἐγένετο, κατέβησαν οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τὴν θάλασσαν,

John said that when evening came, or it became evening (Ὡς δὲ ὀψία ἐγένετο), the disciples of Jesus (οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ) went down (κατέβησαν) to the sea (ἐπὶ τὴν θάλασσαν).  This incident was also in Mark, chapter 6:45, and in Matthew, chapter 14:22, plus here in John, but in a more summary fashion.  All of these activities take place immediately, right after the multiplication of loaves.  However, this incident was not found in Luke, where instead he had the profession of faith of Peter.  Somehow, there was a separation of Jesus and his disciples.  Have you ever left anyone behind on a trip?

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