17 where they got into a boat and set off across the lake for Capernaum. By now it was dark, and Jesus had not yet joined them.
17 And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them.
17 got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.
17 got in the boat, and headed back across the water to Capernaum. It had grown quite dark and Jesus had not yet returned.
17 got into the boat, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was already dark, and Jesus had not come to them.
17 But as darkness fell and Jesus still hadn't come back, they got into the boat and headed across the lake toward Capernaum.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on John 6:17
Commentary on John 6:15-21
(Read John 6:15-21)
Here were Christ's disciples in the way of duty, and Christ was praying for them; yet they were in distress. There may be perils and afflictions of this present time, where there is an interest in Christ. Clouds and darkness often surround the children of the light and of the day. They see Jesus walking on the sea. Even the approaches of comfort and deliverance often are so mistaken, as to become the occasions of fear. Nothing is more powerful to convince sinners than that word, "I am Jesus whom thou persecutest;" nothing more powerful to comfort saints than this, "I am Jesus whom thou lovest." If we have received Christ Jesus the Lord, though the night be dark, and the wind high, yet we may comfort ourselves, we shall be at the shore before long.