|New International Version (© 2011)|
Because of the crowd he told his disciples to have a small boat ready for him, to keep the people from crowding him.
King James Bible
And he spake to his disciples, that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him.
American Standard Version
And he spake to his disciples, that a little boat should wait on him because of the crowd, lest they should throng him:
Young's Literal Translation
And he said to his disciples that a little boat may wait on him, because of the multitude, that they may not press upon him,
Mark 3:9 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A small ship - Πλοιαριον. The lytil boot, Old English MS. It was doubtless something of the boat kind, which probably belonged to some of the disciples. Our Lord was at this time teaching by the sea of Galilee. The word ship is utterly improper in many places of our translation, and tends to mislead the people.
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Matthew 15:39 After Jesus had sent the crowd away, he got into the boat and went to the vicinity of Magadan.
Mark 4:1 Again Jesus began to teach by the lake. The crowd that gathered around him was so large that he got into a boat and sat in it out on the lake, while all the people were along the shore at the water's edge.
Mark 4:36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him.
Mark 5:2 When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him.
Mark 6:32 So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place.
Luke 5:1 One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God.
Luke 5:3 He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.