Matthew 14:22-33

Jesus Walks on the Water

22 1Immediately he 2made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds.
23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, 3he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When 4evening came, he was there alone,
24 but the boat by this time was a long way[a] from the land,[b] beaten by the waves, for the wind was against them.
25 And 5in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea.
26 But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, 6they were terrified, and said, "It is a ghost!" and they cried out in fear.
27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, 7"Take heart; it is I. 8Do not be afraid."
28 And Peter answered him, "Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water."
29 He said, "Come." So Peter got out of the boat and 9walked on the water and came to Jesus.
30 But when he saw the wind,[c] he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, 10"Lord, save me."
31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, 11"O you of little faith, why did you 12doubt?"
32 And when they got into the boat, 13the wind ceased.
33 And 14those in the boat 15worshiped him, saying, 16"Truly you are 17the Son of God."

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Matthew 14:22-33 In-Context

20 And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over.
21 And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.
22 Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds.
23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone,
24 but the boat by this time was a long way from the land, beaten by the waves, for the wind was against them.
25 And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea.
26 But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, "It is a ghost!" and they cried out in fear.
27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, "Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid."
28 And Peter answered him, "Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water."
29 He said, "Come." So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus.
30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, "Lord, save me."
31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?"
32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.
33 And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God."
34 And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret.
35 And when the men of that place recognized him, they sent around to all that region and brought to him all who were sick

Cross References 17

  • 1. For ver. 22-33, see Mark 6:45-51; John 6:15-21
  • 2. [Matthew 8:18]
  • 3. Luke 6:12; Luke 9:28; [Mark 1:35; Luke 5:16]
  • 4. [Mark 13:35]
  • 5. [See ver. 22 above]
  • 6. [Luke 24:37]
  • 7. Matthew 17:7; [Deuteronomy 31:6; Isaiah 41:13; Isaiah 43:1, 2; John 16:33]
  • 8. Matthew 17:7; [Deuteronomy 31:6; Isaiah 41:13; Isaiah 43:1, 2; John 16:33]
  • 9. [John 21:7]
  • 10. [Matthew 8:25, 26]
  • 11. See Matthew 6:30
  • 12. [James 1:6]
  • 13. [See ver. 30 above]
  • 14. ver. 22
  • 15. See Matthew 8:2
  • 16. [John 6:14]
  • 17. Matthew 16:16; Matthew 26:63; Psalms 2:7; Mark 1:1; Luke 1:35; Luke 4:41; John 1:49; John 10:36; John 11:27; John 20:31; [Matthew 3:17]

Footnotes 3

  • [a]. Greek many stadia, a stadion was about 607 feet or 185 meters
  • [b]. Some manuscripts was out on the sea
  • [c]. Some manuscripts strong wind
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