Mark 4:40

40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

Mark 4:40 in Other Translations

KJV
40 And he said unto them,Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
ESV
40 He said to them, "Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?"
NLT
40 Then he asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
MSG
40 Jesus reprimanded the disciples: "Why are you such cowards? Don't you have any faith at all?"
CSB
40 Then He said to them, "Why are you fearful? Do you still have no faith?"

Mark 4:40 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 4:40

And he said unto them
His disciples,

why are ye so fearful?
since he was with them in person, whose power to keep and preserve them, they had no room to question, when they reflected on the miracles they had so lately seen performed by him:

how is it that ye have no faith?
That is, in exercise: faith they had, but it was very small, and scarcely to be called faith: they did indeed apply to him to save them, which showed some faith in him, but then they feared it was too late, and that they were past all hope, and were just perishing; (See Gill on Matthew 8:26).

Mark 4:40 In-Context

38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”
39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”

Cross References 1

  • 1. Matthew 14:31; Mark 16:14