John 6:16
New International Version
When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake,

New Living Translation
That evening Jesus' disciples went down to the shore to wait for him.

English Standard Version
When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea,

Berean Study Bible
When evening came, His disciples went down to the sea,

Berean Literal Bible
Now when it became evening, His disciples went down to the sea,

New American Standard Bible
Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea,

King James Bible
And when even was now come, his disciples went down unto the sea,

Christian Standard Bible
When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea,

Contemporary English Version
That evening, Jesus' disciples went down to the lake.

Good News Translation
When evening came, Jesus' disciples went down to the lake,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When evening came, His disciples went down to the sea,

International Standard Version
When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea,

NET Bible
Now when evening came, his disciples went down to the lake,

New Heart English Bible
When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when it was evening, his disciples went down to the sea.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When evening came, his disciples went to the sea.

New American Standard 1977
Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when evening was come, his disciples went down unto the sea

King James 2000 Bible
And when evening was now come, his disciples went down unto the sea,

American King James Version
And when even was now come, his disciples went down to the sea,

American Standard Version
And when evening came, his disciples went down unto the sea;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when evening was come, his disciples went down to the sea.

Darby Bible Translation
But when evening was come, his disciples went down to the sea,

English Revised Version
And when evening came, his disciples went down unto the sea;

Webster's Bible Translation
And when evening had now come, his disciples went down to the sea,

Weymouth New Testament
When evening came on, His disciples went down to the Lake.

World English Bible
When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea,

Young's Literal Translation
And when evening came, his disciples went down to the sea,
Study Bible
Jesus Walks on Water
15Then Jesus, realizing that they were about to come and make Him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by Himself. 16When evening came, His disciples went down to the sea, 17got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was already dark, and Jesus had not yet gone out to them.…
Cross References
John 2:2
and Jesus and His disciples had also been invited to the wedding.

John 6:17
got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was already dark, and Jesus had not yet gone out to them.

Treasury of Scripture

And when even was now come, his disciples went down to the sea,







Lexicon
When
Ὡς (Hōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

evening
ὀψία (opsia)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3798: Late, evening. From opse; late; feminine afternoon or nightfall.

came,
ἐγένετο (egeneto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

disciples
μαθηταὶ (mathētai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

went down
κατέβησαν (katebēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2597: To go down, come down, either from the sky or from higher land, descend. From kata and the base of basis; to descend.

to
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

sea,
θάλασσαν (thalassan)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2281: Probably prolonged from hals; the sea.
(16) And when even was now come.--Comp. Note on Matthew 14:15.

Verses 16-21. -

(2) The mastery of the forces of nature - a "sign" of love. Verses 16, 17. - Now when it became evening. This must have been the "second evening;" for the miracle itself was said to he wrought when the day began to decline (Matthew 14:15; Luke 9:12). The first evening (ὀψία) lasted from three to six p.m., the "second evening" stretched from sundown to darkness (σκοτία). The night was drawing on. His disciples went down from the higher ground or grassy slopes to the sea (ἐπὶ τὴν θάλασσαν), and having embarked in a ship, they were making for the other side of the sea to Capernaum; or as Mark (Mark 6:45) says, "towards Bethsaida." This occasions no difficulty to those who remember that there were two Bethsaidas - one, "Bethsaida Julias," on the northeastern end of the lake; and the other near to Capernaum, called "Bethsaida of Galilee." The two towns were so near that the latter Bethsaida might reasonably he regarded as the port of Capernaum. 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.
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