Only one boat left without Jesus (Jn 6:22-6:22)

“The next day,

The crowd

That had stayed

On the other side

Of the sea

Saw that

There had been

Only one boat there.

They also saw

That Jesus

Had not entered

The boat

With his disciples.

His disciples

Had gone away alone.”

Τῇ ἐπαύριον ὁ ὄχλος ὁ ἑστηκὼς πέραν τῆς θαλάσσης εἶδον ὅτι πλοιάριον ἄλλο οὐκ ἦν ἐκεῖ εἰ μὴ ἕν, καὶ ὅτι οὐ συνεισῆλθεν τοῖς μαθηταῖς αὐτοῦ ὁ Ἰησοῦς εἰς τὸ πλοῖον ἀλλὰ μόνοι οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ ἀπῆλθον

John indicated that the next day (Τῇ ἐπαύριον), the crowd (ὁ ὄχλος) that had stayed on the other side of the sea (ὁ ἑστηκὼς πέραν τῆς θαλάσσης) saw (εἶδον) that there had been only one boat there (ὅτι πλοιάριον ἄλλο οὐκ ἦν ἐκεῖ εἰ μὴ ἕν).  They also saw that Jesus (ὁ Ἰησοῦς) had not entered (καὶ ὅτι οὐ συνεισῆλθεν) the boat (εἰς τὸ πλοῖον) with his disciples (τοῖς μαθηταῖς αὐτοῦ).  His disciples (οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ) had gone away (ἀπῆλθον) alone (ἀλλὰ μόνοι).  There was something similar to this in Mark and. Matthew, where they crossed the Sea of Galilee.  However, there, they went to the Gennesaret, but there was no mention of this place in JohnMark, chapter 6:53, said that their boat crossed over (Καὶ διαπεράσαντες) and landed further south.  They came to the land of Gennesaret (ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν ἦλθον εἰς Γεννησαρέτ), the Greek word for Kinnereth or Chinnereth, on the central western shore of the Sea of Galilee, about 10 miles south of Capernaum.  There they anchored their boat or tied it up at the shore (καὶ προσωρμίσθησαν).  Matthew, chapter 14:34, said almost the same thing that their boat crossed over (Καὶ διαπεράσαντες) and landed further south.  They came to the land of Gennesaret (ἦλθον ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν εἰς Γεννησαρέτ).  Mark and Matthew had no comments about the crowd and the one boat as John has here.  Have you ever felt alone?

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