Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd.
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After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray.1 When evening came, he was there alone,
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but the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
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During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake.
When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. "It's a ghost,"2 they said, and cried out in fear.
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But Jesus immediately said to them: "Take courage!3 It is I. Don't be afraid."4
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"Lord, if it's you," Peter replied, "tell me to come to you on the water."
"Come," he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.