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But the boat was already a long way from the land, battered by the waves, for the wind was against them. Bible

“a long way from the land.” The Greek is literally, “many stadia away from the land,” and a “stadia” was about 607 feet or 185 meters. Since the text simply says “many stadia,” the translation “a long way” represents the distance well enough without introducing the stadia measurement into the text.

“battered.” The ship was being battered by the waves, and the disciples were being battered by rowing against them (Mark 6:48).


Commentary for: Matthew 14:24