And when Jesus was passed over again by ship to the other side, much people gathered to him: and he was near to the sea.…
God cultivates many flowers, seemingly only for their exquisite beauty and fragrance. For when, bathed in soft sunshine, they have burst into blossom, then the Divine hand gathers them from the earthly fields to be kept in crystal vases in the deathless mansions above. Thus little children die — some in the sweet bud, some in the fallen blossom; but never too early to make heaven fairer and sweeter with their immortal bloom.
Parallel VersesKJV: And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him: and he was nigh unto the sea.