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And he said to them, “Come away with me to a solitary place all by yourselves and rest a while” (for there were many people coming and going, and they did not even have a chance to eat). Bible other translations

“Come away with me to a solitary place all by yourselves and rest a while.” Mark 6:30-32 says the reason Jesus went to a “solitary place” is that the disciples had recently gathered back together to Jesus after traveling to the cities of Israel and healing the sick, casting out demons, etc., and they had no time even to eat. In contrast, Matthew says it was because Jesus had just heard about the death of John the Baptist. Both things contributed to Jesus’ decision to go away with his disciples, and get away from the crowd. [For more on Jesus’ getting away for some time alone with his disciples, see commentary on Matt. 14:13].


Commentary for: Mark 6:31