Matthew 8:23

Jesus Calms the Storm

23 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him.

Matthew 8:23 in Other Translations

23 And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him.
23 And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him.
23 Then Jesus got into the boat and started across the lake with his disciples.
23 Then he got in the boat, his disciples with him.
23 As He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him.

Matthew 8:23 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 8:23

And when he was entered into a ship
Which was got ready by his disciples, or hired by them for his use, according to the directions he had given,

his disciples followed him
into the ship, and they only; for as for the men hereafter mentioned, they were the men that belonged to the ship, and had the management of it: the multitude were dismissed, and in order to be clear of them, Christ took this method; and being desirous also of trying the faith of his disciples, he ordered it so, that they should be alone with him.

Matthew 8:23 In-Context

21 Another disciple said to him, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”
22 But Jesus told him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.”
23 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him.
24 Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping.
25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”
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