Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentJohn 21:4
- When day was now breaking (prwiav hdh ginomenhv).
- Genitive absolute and note present middle participle (dawn coming on and still dark). In Matthew 27:1 the aorist participle (genomenhv) means that dawn had come. For "beach" (aigialon) see Matthew 13:2.
- Was (estin).
- Present indicative retained in indirect assertion.