Immediately Jesus made his disciples get into the boat1 and go on ahead of him to Bethsaida,2 while he dismissed the crowd.
After leaving them, he went up on a mountainside to pray.347
When evening came, the boat was in the middle of the lake, and he was alone on land.
He saw the disciples straining at the oars, because the wind was against them. About the fourth watch of the night he went out to them, walking on the lake. He was about to pass by them,
but when they saw him walking on the lake, they thought he was a ghost.4 They cried out,
because they all saw him and were terrified. Immediately he spoke to them and said, "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid."551
Then he climbed into the boat6 with them, and the wind died down.7 They were completely amazed,
for they had not understood about the loaves; their hearts were hardened.853
When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret and anchored there.954
As soon as they got out of the boat, people recognized Jesus.
They ran throughout that whole region and carried the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was.