Matthew 14:30

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

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Matthew 14:30 in Other Translations

KJV
30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
ESV
30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, "Lord, save me."
NLT
30 But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted.
MSG
30 But when he looked down at the waves churning beneath his feet, he lost his nerve and started to sink. He cried, "Master, save me!"
CSB
30 But when he saw the strength of the wind, he was afraid. And beginning to sink he cried out, "Lord, save me!"

Matthew 14:30 Meaning and Commentary

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.

Matthew 14:30 In-Context

28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
29 “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down.
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