having pushed onwards, therefore, about twenty-five or thirty furlongs, they behold Jesus walking on the sea, and coming nigh to the boat, and they were afraid;
John 6:19 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Had rowed - Their vessel was a small one only, something of the boat kind: as to sails, if they had any, they could not now venture to carry them, because of the storm.
Five and twenty or thirty furlongs - Between three and four miles. The sea of Tiberias, on which they now were, was, according to Josephus, War, book iii. chap. 25, forty furlongs, or five miles in breadth; and one hundred and forty furlongs, or eighteen miles, in length. Pliny, lib. v. chap. 15, makes it about six miles broad, and sixteen long.
They see Jesus - See the notes on Matthew 14:25, etc.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Ezekiel 27:26 Your rowers have brought you into great waters: the east wind has broken you in the middle of the seas.
Jonah 1:13 Nevertheless the men rowed hard to bring it to the land; but they could not: for the sea worked, and was tempestuous against them.
Mark 6:47,48 And when even was come, the ship was in the middle of the sea, and he alone on the land...
John 11:18 Now Bethany was near to Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off:
Luke 24:13 And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about three score furlongs.
Revelation 14:20 And the wine press was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the wine press, even to the horse bridles...
Revelation 21:16 And the city lies foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed...
John 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
Job 9:8 Which alone spreads out the heavens, and treads on the waves of the sea.
Psalm 29:10 The LORD sits on the flood; yes, the LORD sits King for ever.
Psalm 93:4 The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yes, than the mighty waves of the sea.
Matthew 14:25,26 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea...
Mark 6:49 But when they saw him walking on the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out:
Luke 24:36-39 And as they thus spoke, Jesus himself stood in the middle of them, and said to them, Peace be to you...
John 6:19 Parallel CommentariesAfraid Approaching Boat Drawing Fear Five Four Frightened Furlongs Great Half However Jesus Miles Nigh Rowed Sea Ship Stadia Thirty Three Twenty Twenty-Five Walking WaterAfraid Approaching Boat Drawing Fear Five Four Frightened Furlongs Great Half However Jesus Miles Nigh Rowed Sea Ship Stadia Thirty Three Twenty Twenty-Five Walking WaterTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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