Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king1 by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.2
When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake,
where they got into a boat and set off across the lake for Capernaum. By now it was dark, and Jesus had not yet joined them.
A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough.
When they had rowed three or three and a half miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water;3 and they were terrified.
But he said to them, "It is I; don't be afraid."4
Then they were willing to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading.