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44 Those who ate [of the loaves] were five thousand men.

The Walking on the Water.[a] 45 Then he made his disciples get into the boat(A) and precede him to the other side toward Bethsaida,[b] while he dismissed the crowd. 46 [c]And when he had taken leave of them, he went off to the mountain to pray.

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  1. 6:45–52 See note on Mt 14:22–33.
  2. 6:45 To the other side toward Bethsaida: a village at the northeastern shore of the Sea of Galilee.
  3. 6:46 He went off to the mountain to pray: see Mk 1:35–38. In Jn 6:15 Jesus withdrew to evade any involvement in the false messianic hopes of the multitude.

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