Mark 4:37

37 Gale-force winds arose, and waves crashed against the boat so that the boat was swamped.

Mark 4:37 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 4:37

And there arose a great storm of wind
Called Laelaps, a wind that is suddenly whirled about upwards and downwards, and is said to be a storm, or tempest of wind with rain; it was a sort of a hurricane:

and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was full;
of water, and ready to sink. Beza says in one copy it read, (buyizesyai) , and so in one of Stephens's. It was immersed, covered all over with water, and was going down at once to the bottom; so that they were in imminent danger, in the utmost extremity; (See Gill on Matthew 8:24).

Mark 4:37 In-Context

35 Later that day, when evening came, Jesus said to them, "Let's cross over to the other side of the lake."
36 They left the crowd and took him in the boat just as he was. Other boats followed along.
37 Gale-force winds arose, and waves crashed against the boat so that the boat was swamped.
38 But Jesus was in the rear of the boat, sleeping on a pillow. They woke him up and said, "Teacher, don't you care that we're drowning?"
39 He got up and gave orders to the wind, and he said to the lake, "Silence! Be still!" The wind settled down and there was a great calm.