Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentMark 4:1
- Sat in the sea (kathstai en thi talasshi).
- In the boat, of course, which was in the sea. He first sat by the beach (Matthew 13:1) and then a very great multitude (oxlov pleistov) made him enter a boat in which he sat and taught. It was a common experience now to teach the crowds on the beach (2:1,13; 3:7-9).
- There is gathered (sunagetai).
- Graphic pictorial present again. See the crowds pressing Jesus into the sea.