They landed on the shore (Jn 6:21-6:21)

“Then they wanted

To take Jesus

Into the boat.


The boat

Reached the land

Toward which

They were going.”

ἤθελον οὖν λαβεῖν αὐτὸν εἰς τὸ πλοῖον, καὶ εὐθέως ἐγένετο τὸ πλοῖον ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς εἰς ἣν ὑπῆγον.

John indicated that the disciples wanted or were willing to take Jesus (ἤθελον οὖν λαβεῖν αὐτὸν) into the boat (εἰς τὸ πλοῖον).  However, immediately (καὶ εὐθέως) this boat reached (ἐγένετο τὸ πλοῖον) the land (ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς) where they were going (εἰς ἣν ὑπῆγον).  Perhaps the water had not been that deep after all.  Here Jesus got into the boat as it was reaching land.  Mark, chapter 6:51, had Jesus enter the boat.  There was this simple statement that Jesus got into the boat with them (καὶ ἀνέβη πρὸς αὐτοὺς εἰς τὸ πλοῖον).  Then, the wind ceased (καὶ ἐκόπασεν ὁ ἄνεμος).  They were utterly astounded or amazed about what had happened (καὶ λίαν ἐκ περισσοῦ ἐν ἑαυτοῖς ἐξίσταντο).  These disciples were continually amazed with Jesus.  Matthew, chapter 14:28-33, had Peter try to walk on water to meet Jesus.  Also, he had a revelation about Jesus as the Son of God, no longer just the Son of Man. While both Mark, chapter 6:51, and John, had Jesus enter the boat, only Matthew, chapter 14:33. has this revelation about Jesus as the Son of God.  When Jesus and Peter got into the boat (καὶ ἀναβάντων αὐτῶν εἰς τὸ πλοῖον), the wind stopped or abated (ἐκόπασεν ὁ ἄνεμος).  Those in the boat worshiped Jesus (οἱ δὲ ἐν τῷ πλοίῳ προσεκύνησαν αὐτῷ).  They said he truly was the Son of God (λέγοντες Ἀληθῶς Θεοῦ Υἱὸς εἶ), no questions asked.  This was a clear proclamation by his followers that Jesus was divine, the Son of God.  Apparently, the multiplication of the bread and fishes plus the walking on water had finally convinced them that Jesus was more than a mere mortal.  However, neither Mark or John had anything about this proclamation that Jesus was the Son of God.  Do you believe that Jesus is the Son of God?

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