The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJohn 6:16
And when even was [now] come…
The last of the
evenings, when night was coming on; for the first of the evenings
took place before they sat down to eat, when the above miracle was
wrought; see (Matthew 14:15,23) .
His disciples went down unto the sea;
of Galilee, or Tiberias, to
the sea side; and this was by the order, and even constraint of
Christ, who would have them go before him, that he might be clear of
the multitude, and have an opportunity for solitary prayer,
(See Gill on 14:22)
(See Gill on 6:45).