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.
Treasury of Scripture
Matthew 4:25 And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea...
Matthew 15:30 And great multitudes came to him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others...
Genesis 49:10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come...
Luke 8:4-8 And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, he spoke by a parable...
Mark 4:1 And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered to him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship...
Luke 5:3 And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land...
a ship. [To ploion,] 'the ship' or boat; which Mr. Wakefield supposes was a particular vessel kept on the lake for the use of Christ and his disciples.
ContextThe Parable of the Sower
1The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. 2And great multitudes were gathered together to him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. 3And he spoke many things to them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; 4And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: 5Some fell on stony places, where they had not much earth: and immediately they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: 6And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. 7And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: 8But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundred times, some sixty times, some thirty times. 9Who has ears to hear, let him hear.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
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.
And great multitudes were gathered unto him, so that he went up into a boat and sat: and all the multitude stood on the shore.
Darby Bible Translation
And great crowds were gathered together to him, so that going on board ship himself he sat down, and the whole crowd stood on the shore.
King James Bible
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.
Young's Literal Translation
and gathered together unto him were many multitudes, so that he having gone into the boat did sit down, and all the multitude on the beach did stand,