Mark 6:32
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Matthew 14:13
When Jesus heard of it, he departed there by ship into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities.

Mark 3:9
And he spoke to his disciples, that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him.

Mark 4:36
And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.

Mark 6:33
And the people saw them departing, and many knew him, and ran afoot thither out of all cities, and preceded them, and came together to him.

Mark 6:45
And straightway he constrained his disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side before to Bethsaida, while he sent away the people.

Mark 6:51
And he went up to them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered.

Mark 8:2
I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat:

Luke 9:10
And the apostles, when they were returned, told him all that they had done. And he took them, and went aside privately into a desert place belonging to the city called Bethsaida.

John 6:1
After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias.

John 6:5
When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come to him, he said to Philip, From where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?

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6:30-44 Let not ministers do any thing or teach any thing, but what they are willing should be told to their Lord. Christ notices the frights of some, and the toils of others of his disciples, and provides rest for those that are tired, and refuge for those that are terrified. The people sought the spiritual food of Christ's word, and then he took care that they should not want bodily food. If Christ and his disciples put up with mean things, surely we may. And this miracle shows that Christ came into the world, not only to restore, but to preserve and nourish spiritual life; in him there is enough for all that come. None are sent empty away from Christ but those who come to him full of themselves. Though Christ had bread enough at command, he teaches us not to waste any of God's bounties, remembering how many are in want. We may, some time, need the fragments that we now throw away.

32. And they departed into a desert place by ship privately—"over the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias," says John (Joh 6:1), the only one of the Evangelists who so fully describes it; the others having written when their readers were supposed to know something of it, while the last wrote for those at a greater distance of time and place. This "desert place" is more definitely described by Luke (Lu 9:10) as "belonging to the city called Bethsaida." This must not be confounded with the town so called on the western side of the lake (see on [1448]Mt 11:21). This town lay on its northeastern side, near where the Jordan empties itself into it: in Gaulonitis, out of the dominions of Herod Antipas, and within the dominions of Philip the Tetrarch (Lu 3:1), who raised it from a village to a city, and called it Julias, in honor of Julia, the daughter of Augustus [Josephus, Antiquities, 18.2,1].
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