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Matthew 13:2

    Matthew 13:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And great multitudes were gathered together to him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And there were gathered unto him great multitudes, so that he entered into a boat, and sat; and all the multitude stood on the beach.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And great numbers of people came together to him, so that he got into a boat; and the people took up their position by the sea.

    Webster's Revision

    And there were gathered unto him great multitudes, so that he entered into a boat, and sat; and all the multitude stood on the beach.

    World English Bible

    Great multitudes gathered to him, so that he entered into a boat, and sat, and all the multitude stood on the beach.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And there were gathered unto him great multitudes, so that he entered into a boat, and sat; and all the multitude stood on the beach.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 13:2

    Into a ship - Το πλοιον, The vessel or boat. Mr. Wakefield supposes (which is very likely) that a particular vessel is uniformly specified, which seems to have been kept on the lake for the use of Christ and his apostles: it probably belonged to some of the fishermen, (see Matthew 4:22), who, he thinks, occasionally, at least, followed their former occupation. See John 21:3.

    The thought of pious Quesnel on this verse should not be neglected. We see here a representation of the Church, which consists of the people united to their pastors. These, being more exposed to violent tossings and storms, are, as it were, in a ship, while those continue at ease on the shore.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 13:2

    13:2 He went into the vessel - Which constantly waited upon him, while he was on the sea coast.