And again he began to teach beside the lake. And such a very great multitude gathered to him that he got into a boat in the lake and sat down, and the whole multitude was on the land facing the lake. Bible

“facing the lake.” The crowd was on the land, and Jesus was in the boat on the Sea of Galilee, so the crowd was “facing the lake.” (cp. Lenski).

Commentary for: Mark 4:1