When evening came, the boat was in the middle of the sea, and he was alone on the land.
Jesus saw that they were in a lot of trouble as they rowed, because they were going against the wind. Between three and six o'clock in the morning, he came to them. He was walking on the sea. He wanted to pass by them.
When they saw him walking on the sea, they thought, "It's a ghost!" and they began to scream.
All of them saw him and were terrified. Immediately, he said, "Calm down! It's me. Don't be afraid!"
He got into the boat with them, and the wind stopped blowing. The disciples were astounded.
(They didn't understand what had happened with the loaves of bread. Instead, their minds were closed.)
They crossed the sea, came to shore at Gennesaret, and anchored there.
As soon as they stepped out of the boat, the people recognized Jesus.
They ran all over the countryside and began to carry the sick on cots to any place where they heard he was.
Whenever he would go into villages, cities, or farms, people would put their sick in the marketplaces. They begged him to let them touch the edge of his clothes. Everyone who touched his clothes was made well.