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John 6:17

    John 6:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and they entered into a boat, and were going over the sea unto Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they took a boat and went across the sea in the direction of Capernaum. By then it was dark and still Jesus had not come to them.

    Webster's Revision

    and they entered into a boat, and were going over the sea unto Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.

    World English Bible

    and they entered into the boat, and were going over the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not come to them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and they entered into a boat, and were going over the sea unto Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.

    Definitions for John 6:17

    Sea - Large basin.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 6:17

    Toward Capernaum - St. Mark says, Mark 6:45, that our Lord commanded them to go along to Bethsaida; and in the course of the history we find they got neither to Bethsaida nor Capernaum, but landed in the country of Genesaret: Matthew 14:34. Our Lord seems to have desired them to go either to Bethsaida or Capernaum, which were only a very few miles distant, and on the same side of the sea. The reason why they could reach neither was the storm which the evangelists say rose at the time, and the wind being contrary: the storm being probably excited by the prince of the power of the air. Capernaum lay at the northern part of this sea, and they went along the Galilean or western coast, probably expecting Christ to come to them, on which account they might keep in close by the land. But there are great difficulties in fixing the places mentioned by the evangelists. By some writers Bethsaida and Capernaum are placed on opposite sides of this lake: by others on the same side. Sometimes when our translation speaks of passing over the sea, etc., a coasting voyage only is meant, as we find the disciples landing on the same side from which they had departed: see the note on John 6:22.