Matthew 14:30

30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”

Read Matthew 14:30 Using Other Translations

But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, "Lord, save me."
But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted.

What does Matthew 14:30 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Matthew 14:30

But when he saw the wind boisterous
Or "strong", blowing hard against him, and raising up the waves, which beat with great violence upon him,

he was afraid;
though Christ was so nigh him, and he had had such an instance of his power in bearing him up, causing him to walk upon the waters thus far; which shows, that his faith was imperfect:

and beginning to sink;
through fear, and the violence of the wind and waves, just ready to be immersed, and go down to the bottom of the sea,

he cried;
being in a great fright and much danger, and with great importunity and eagerness,

saying, Lord, save me:
I am just going, I shall certainly perish else; still having so much faith in Christ, that he was able to save him in the last extremity.

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