Mark 6:48
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New International Version
He saw the disciples straining at the oars, because the wind was against them. Shortly before dawn he went out to them, walking on the lake. He was about to pass by them,

New Living Translation
He saw that they were in serious trouble, rowing hard and struggling against the wind and waves. About three o'clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water. He intended to go past them,

English Standard Version
And he saw that they were making headway painfully, for the wind was against them. And about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. He meant to pass by them,

Berean Study Bible
He could see that the disciples were straining to row, because the wind was against them. About the fourth watch of the night, Jesus went out to them, walking on the sea. He intended to pass by them,

Berean Literal Bible
And He having seen them straining in the rowing--for the wind was contrary to them--about the fourth watch of the night, He comes to them, walking on the sea, and He was wishing to pass by them.

New American Standard Bible
Seeing them straining at the oars, for the wind was against them, at about the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea; and He intended to pass by them.

King James Bible
And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He saw them being battered as they rowed, because the wind was against them. Around three in the morning He came toward them walking on the sea and wanted to pass by them.

International Standard Version
He saw that his disciples were straining at the oars, because the wind was against them. Shortly before dawn he came to them, walking on the sea. He intended to go up right beside them,

NET Bible
He saw them straining at the oars, because the wind was against them. As the night was ending, he came to them walking on the sea, for he wanted to pass by them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he saw them laboring as they were rowing, for the wind was against them. And it was, that in the fourth watch of the night, Yeshua came toward them as he was walking on the sea, and he wanted to pass by them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus saw that they were in a lot of trouble as they rowed, because they were going against the wind. Between three and six o'clock in the morning, he came to them. He was walking on the sea. He wanted to pass by them.

New American Standard 1977
And seeing them straining at the oars, for the wind was against them, at about the fourth watch of the night, He came to them, walking on the sea; and He intended to pass by them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he saw them toiling in rowing, for the wind was contrary unto them; and about the fourth watch of the night he came unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.

King James 2000 Bible
And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night he came unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.

American King James Version
And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary to them: and about the fourth watch of the night he comes to them, walking on the sea, and would have passed by them.

American Standard Version
And seeing them distressed in rowing, for the wind was contrary unto them, about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking on the sea; and he would have passed by them:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And seeing them labouring in rowing, (for the wind was against them,) and about the fourth watch of the night, he cometh to them walking upon the sea, and he would have passed by them.

Darby Bible Translation
And seeing them labouring in rowing, for the wind was contrary to them, about the fourth watch of the night he comes to them walking on the sea, and would have passed them by.

English Revised Version
And seeing them distressed in rowing, for the wind was contrary unto them, about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking on the sea; and he would have passed by them:

Webster's Bible Translation
And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary to them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh to them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.

Weymouth New Testament
But when He saw them distressed with rowing (for the wind was against them)

World English Bible
Seeing them distressed in rowing, for the wind was contrary to them, about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea, and he would have passed by them,

Young's Literal Translation
and he saw them harassed in the rowing, for the wind was against them, and about the fourth watch of the night he doth come to them walking on the sea, and wished to pass by them.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
6:45-56 The church is often like a ship at sea, tossed with tempests, and not comforted: we may have Christ for us, yet wind and tide against us; but it is a comfort to Christ's disciples in a storm, that their Master is in the heavenly mount, interceding for them. And no difficulties can hinder Christ's appearance for his people, when the set time is come. He silenced their fears, by making himself known to them. Our fears are soon satisfied, if our mistakes are set right, especially our mistakes as to Christ. Let the disciples have their Master with them, and all is well. It is for want of rightly understanding Christ's former works, that we view his present works as if there never were the like before. If Christ's ministers now could cure people's bodily diseases, what multitudes would flock after them! It is sad to think how much more most care about their bodies than about their souls.
Study Bible
Jesus Walks on Water
47When evening came, the boat was in the middle of the sea, and Jesus was alone on land. 48He could see that the disciples were straining to row, because the wind was against them. About the fourth watch of the night, Jesus went out to them, walking on the sea. He intended to pass by them, 49but when they saw Him walking on the sea, they cried out, thinking He was a ghost—…
Cross References
Matthew 24:43
But understand this: If the owner of the house had known in which watch of the night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into.

Mark 6:47
When evening came, the boat was in the middle of the sea, and Jesus was alone on land.

Mark 6:49
but when they saw Him walking on the sea, they cried out, thinking He was a ghost--

Mark 13:35
Therefore keep watch, because you do not know when the master of the house will return--whether in the evening, at midnight, when the rooster crows, or in the morning.

Luke 24:28
As they approached the village where they were headed, He seemed to be going farther.
Treasury of Scripture

And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary to them: and about the fourth watch of the night he comes to them, walking on the sea, and would have passed by them.

he saw.

Isaiah 54:11 O you afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, …

John 1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor …

Matthew 14:24 But the ship was now in the middle of the sea, tossed with waves: …

the fourth.

Exodus 14:24 And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the LORD looked to …

1 Samuel 11:11 And it was so on the morrow, that Saul put the people in three companies; …

Luke 12:38 And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, …

he cometh.

Job 9:8 Which alone spreads out the heavens, and treads on the waves of the sea.

Psalm 93:4 The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yes, …

Psalm 104:3 Who lays the beams of his chambers in the waters: who makes the clouds …

would.

Genesis 19:2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your …

Genesis 32:26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaks. And he said, I will not …

Luke 24:28 And they drew near to the village, where they went: and he made as …

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