Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, where there was a large crowd. Jesus went up a mountain, as another Passover was coming. There was a large hungry crowd. This was a test, since they did not have enough money to buy food. Andrew spoke out. He said that a little boy had five loaves of bread and two little fish. Jesus told the five thousand people to sit down. He gave thanksgiving over the bread. Then he told them to gather up the fragments, so that they gathered up twelve baskets of fragments. They saw that Jesus was a prophet in this world. Thus, they wanted to make him a king. Would you call Jesus the bread of life?
When they got
Into the boat,
The wind ceased.
Those in the boat
The Son of God.’”
καὶ ἀναβάντων αὐτῶν εἰς τὸ πλοῖον ἐκόπασεν ὁ ἄνεμος.
οἱ δὲ ἐν τῷ πλοίῳ προσεκύνησαν αὐτῷ λέγοντες Ἀληθῶς Θεοῦ Υἱὸς εἶ.
While both Mark, chapter 6:51, and John, chapter 6:21, have Jesus enter the boat, only Matthew has this revelation about Jesus as the Son of God, no longer just the Son of Man. 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.