Mark 6:35
New International Version
By this time it was late in the day, so his disciples came to him. "This is a remote place," they said, "and it's already very late.

New Living Translation
Late in the afternoon his disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late.

English Standard Version
And when it grew late, his disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the hour is now late.

Berean Study Bible
By now the hour was already late. So the disciples came to Jesus and said, “This is a desolate place, and the hour is already late.

Berean Literal Bible
And the hour already being late, having come to Him, his disciples were saying, "The place is desolate, and the hour already is late.

King James Bible
And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came unto him, and said, This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed:

New King James Version
When the day was now far spent, His disciples came to Him and said, “This is a deserted place, and already the hour is late.

New American Standard Bible
And when it was already late, His disciples came up to Him and said, “This place is secluded and it is already late;

NASB 1995
When it was already quite late, His disciples came to Him and said, "This place is desolate and it is already quite late;

NASB 1977
And when it was already quite late, His disciples came up to Him and began saying, “The place is desolate and it is already quite late;

Amplified Bible
When the day was nearly gone, His disciples came to Him and said, “This is an isolated place, and it is already late;

Christian Standard Bible
When it grew late, his disciples approached him and said, “This place is deserted, and it is already late.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When it was already late, His disciples approached Him and said, "This place is a wilderness, and it is already late!

American Standard Version
And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came unto him, and said, The place is desert, and the day is now far spent;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when the time had grown late, his disciples came to him and they were saying to him, “This is a desolate place and the time is late.”

Contemporary English Version
That evening the disciples came to Jesus and said, "This place is like a desert, and it's already late.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came to him, saying: This is a desert place, and the hour is now past:

English Revised Version
And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came unto him, and said, The place is desert, and the day is now far spent:

Good News Translation
When it was getting late, his disciples came to him and said, "It is already very late, and this is a lonely place.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When it was late, his disciples came to him. They said, "No one lives around here, and it's already late.

International Standard Version
When it was quite late, his disciples came to him and said, "This is a deserted place, and it's already late.

Literal Standard Version
And now the hour being advanced, His disciples having come near to Him, say, “The place is desolate, and the hour is now advanced,

NET Bible
When it was already late, his disciples came to him and said, "This is an isolated place and it is already very late.

New Heart English Bible
And when it was late in the day, his disciples came to him, and said, "This place is desolate, and it is late in the day.

Weymouth New Testament
By this time it was late; so His disciples came to Him, and said, "This is a lonely place, and the hour is now late:

World English Bible
When it was late in the day, his disciples came to him, and said, "This place is deserted, and it is late in the day.

Young's Literal Translation
And now the hour being advanced, his disciples having come near to him, say, -- 'The place is desolate, and the hour is now advanced,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Feeding of the Five Thousand
34When Jesus stepped ashore and saw a large crowd, He had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And He began to teach them many things. 35By now the hour was already late. So the disciples came to Jesus and said, “This is a desolate place, and the hour is already late. 36Dismiss the crowd so they can go to the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.”…

Cross References
Matthew 14:13
When Jesus heard about John, He withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. But the crowds found out about it and followed Him on foot from the towns.

Matthew 14:15
When evening came, the disciples came to Him and said, "This is a desolate place, and the hour is already late. Dismiss the crowds so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food."

Mark 6:34
When Jesus stepped ashore and saw a large crowd, He had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And He began to teach them many things.

Mark 6:36
Dismiss the crowd so they can go to the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat."


Treasury of Scripture

And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came to him, and said, This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed:

Matthew 14:15
And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.

Luke 9:12
And when the day began to wear away, then came the twelve, and said unto him, Send the multitude away, that they may go into the towns and country round about, and lodge, and get victuals: for we are here in a desert place.

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









(35) Far spent . . . far passed.--The Greek word is the same in both clauses.

Verse 35. - And when the day was now far spent. The English, like the Greek, is here very idiomatic (καὶ ἤδη ὥρας πολλῆς γενομένης). The English is retained in the Revised Version as it came through the Authorized Version from Tyndale. The present participle γενομένης appears in the Sinaitic Manuscript and in the Cambridge Codex. His disciples came unto him, and said. The best reading is (καὶ ἔλεγον), and were saying. St. Matthew (Matthew 14:16) says, "They need not depart; give ye them to eat." Thus our Lord prepared the way for his miracle, he detained the multitude till the day was far spent, so that the disciples might be induced to pray him to dismiss them. This would open the way for him to direct the disciples to feed them. And thus the miracle would appear all the more evident in proportion as they found themselves in a strait, and utterly destitute of the needful supplies of food for such a multitude in the desert. St. John's account here is much more full. He tells us (John 6:5) that Jesus, addressing Philip, said, "Whence are we to buy bread, that these may eat?" And he adds, "This he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do." Our Lord, it would seem, asked Philip rather than the others, because Philip was simple-minded, sincere, and teachable, rather than clever, and so was accustomed to ask things which appeared plain to others. We have an instance of this simplicity of mind in the question which he asks (John 14:8), "Lord show us the Father, and it sufficeth us."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
By now
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the hour
ὥρας (hōras)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 5610: Apparently a primary word; an 'hour'.

was
γενομένης (genomenēs)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

already
ἤδη (ēdē)
Adverb
Strong's 2235: Already; now at length, now after all this waiting. Apparently from e and de; even now.

late.
πολλῆς (pollēs)
Adjective - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 4183: Much, many; often.

[So] the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

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

came
προσελθόντες (proselthontes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4334: From pros and erchomai; to approach, i.e. come near, visit, or worship, assent to.

to [Jesus]
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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.

[and] said,
ἔλεγον (elegon)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“This
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

a desolate
Ἔρημός (Erēmos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2048: Lonesome, i.e. waste.

place,
τόπος (topos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5117: Apparently a primary word; a spot, i.e. Location; figuratively, condition, opportunity; specially, a scabbard.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the hour
ὥρα (hōra)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5610: Apparently a primary word; an 'hour'.

[is] already
ἤδη (ēdē)
Adverb
Strong's 2235: Already; now at length, now after all this waiting. Apparently from e and de; even now.

late.
πολλή (pollē)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4183: Much, many; often.


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