John 6:17
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New International Version
where they got into a boat and set off across the lake for Capernaum. By now it was dark, and Jesus had not yet joined them.

New Living Translation
But as darkness fell and Jesus still hadn't come back, they got into the boat and headed across the lake toward Capernaum.

English Standard Version
got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.

New American Standard Bible
and after getting into a boat, they started to cross the sea to Capernaum. It had already become dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.

King James Bible
And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. Darkness had already set in, but Jesus had not yet come to them.

International Standard Version
got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. Darkness had already fallen, and Jesus had not yet come to them.

NET Bible
got into a boat, and started to cross the lake to Capernaum. (It had already become dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.)

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they sat in the boat and were coming to the coast to Kapernahum and it was growing dark and Yeshua had not come to them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They got into a boat and started to cross the sea to the city of Capernaum. By this time it was dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and entered into a ship and were crossing the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus had not come to them.

King James 2000 Bible
And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them.

American King James Version
And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them.

American Standard Version
and they entered into a boat, and were going over the sea unto Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when they had gone up into a ship, they went over the sea to Capharnaum; and it was now dark, and Jesus was not come unto them.

Darby Bible Translation
and having gone on board ship, they went over the sea to Capernaum. And it had already become dark, and Jesus had not come to them,

English Revised Version
and they entered into a boat, and were going over the sea unto Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And entered into a boat, and went over the sea towards Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus had not come to them.

Weymouth New Testament
There they got on board a boat, and pushed off to cross the Lake to Capernaum. By this time it had become dark, and Jesus had not yet joined them.

World English Bible
and they entered into the boat, and were going over the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not come to them.

Young's Literal Translation
and having entered into the boat, they were going over the sea to Capernaum, and darkness had already come, and Jesus had not come unto them,
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

6:15-21 Here were Christ's disciples in the way of duty, and Christ was praying for them; yet they were in distress. There may be perils and afflictions of this present time, where there is an interest in Christ. Clouds and darkness often surround the children of the light and of the day. They see Jesus walking on the sea. Even the approaches of comfort and deliverance often are so mistaken, as to become the occasions of fear. Nothing is more powerful to convince sinners than that word, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest; nothing more powerful to comfort saints than this, I am Jesus whom thou lovest. If we have received Christ Jesus the Lord, though the night be dark, and the wind high, yet we may comfort ourselves, we shall be at the shore before long.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 17, 18. - And darkness had already come on, and Jesus had not yet come to them. This thrilling touch in John's narrative makes it more than evident that the beloved disciple was on board. He had been expecting the Master to make his appearance in some form. He had looked long and eagerly to that point on the mountainside whither he knew that Jesus had retired. The dreary and disappointed expectation, the long and weary waiting, left an indelible impression. Their natural course towards Capernaum would have been almost parallel with the shore of the lake; but it was dark and tempestuous, they could not steer. And the sea was being roused from its slumber by reason of a high wind which was blowing. If the wind came from the north, it would drift them out into the darkness and the middle of the lake, which is there, at its widest, about five miles broad, i.e. forty stadia, or furlongs. The statement of the next verse comes then into undesigned coincidence with Mark 6:47, which shows that they were "in the midst of the sea," i.e. halfway from shore to shore. This would exactly correspond with the following statement.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And entered into a ship,.... In which they came, and was waiting for them; or into another:

and went over the sea towards Capernaum; steered their course from Bethsaida, where they took shipping over the sea of Galilee; at least over one part of it, a creek or bay of it, as they intended, towards the city of Capernaum, which lay over against Bethsaida:

and it was now dark; quite night, which made their voyage more uncomfortable, especially as it afterwards was tempestuous: but the worst of all was,

and Jesus was not come to them; as they expected, and therefore were obliged to set sail and go without him.



John 6:17 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Walks on Water
16Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea, 17and after getting into a boat, they started to cross the sea to Capernaum. It had already become dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. 18The sea began to be stirred up because a strong wind was blowing.…
Cross References
Mark 6:45
Immediately Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd.

John 6:18
A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough.

John 6:24
Once the crowd realized that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats and went to Capernaum in search of Jesus.

John 6:59
He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.
Treasury of Scripture

And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them.

and went.

John 6:24,25 When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his …

John 2:12 After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his …

John 4:46 So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water …

Mark 6:45 And straightway he constrained his disciples to get into the ship, …

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