Mark 3:9
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New International Version
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.

Darby Bible Translation
And he spoke to his disciples, in order that a little ship should wait upon him on account of the crowd, that they might not press upon him.

World English Bible
He spoke to his disciples that a little boat should stay near him because of the crowd, so that they wouldn't press on 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,

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Clarke'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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Mark 5:30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said...

John 6:15 When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king...

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And Judas Iscariot
AND JUDAS ISCARIOT TEXT: "And Judas Iscariot."--Mark 3:19. There is something about the name of this miserable man which commands our attention at once. There is a sort of fascination about his wickedness, and when we read his story it is difficult to give it up until we have come to its awful end. It is rather significant, it would seem to me, that his name should come last in the list of the Apostles, and the text, "And Judas Iscariot," would suggest to me not only that his name was last, but
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot

The Anger and Grief of Jesus
He looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts.'--Mark iii. 5. Our Lord goes into the synagogue at Capernaum, where He had already wrought more than one miracle, and there He finds an object for His healing power, in a poor man with a withered hand; and also a little knot of His enemies. The scribes and Pharisees expect Christ to heal the man. So much had they learned of His tenderness and of His power. But their belief that He could work a miracle did not
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

"He Ordained Twelve"
"And He goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto Him whom He would: and they came unto Him. And He ordained twelve, that they should be with Him, and that He might send them forth to preach." It was beneath the sheltering trees of the mountainside, but a little distance from the Sea of Galilee, that the twelve were called to the apostolate, and the Sermon on the Mount was given. The fields and hills were the favorite resorts of Jesus, and much of His teaching was given under the open sky, rather
Ellen Gould White—The Desire of Ages

Who are My Brethren?
The sons of Joseph were far from being in sympathy with Jesus in His work. The reports that reached them in regard to His life and labors filled them with astonishment and dismay. They heard that He devoted entire nights to prayer, that through the day He was thronged by great companies of people, and did not give Himself time so much as to eat. His friends felt that He was wearing Himself out by His incessant labor; they were unable to account for His attitude toward the Pharisees, and there were
Ellen Gould White—The Desire of Ages

Cross References
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.

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