Matthew 14:26-27

26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.
27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”

Matthew 14:26 in Other Translations

KJV
26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
ESV
26 But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, "It is a ghost!" and they cried out in fear.
NLT
26 When the disciples saw him walking on the water, they were terrified. In their fear, they cried out, “It’s a ghost!”
MSG
26 They were scared out of their wits. "A ghost!" they said, crying out in terror.
CSB
26 When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified. "It's a ghost!" they said, and cried out in fear.

Matthew 14:26-27 In-Context

24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake.
26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.
27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
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.

Cross References 3

  • 1. Luke 24:37
  • 2. Matthew 9:2; Acts 23:11
  • 3. Daniel 10:12; Matthew 17:7; Matthew 28:10; Luke 1:13,30; Luke 2:10; Acts 18:9; Acts 23:11; Revelation 1:17
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