Matthew 8:24-34

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!”
26 He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.
27 The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”

Jesus Restores Two Demon-Possessed Men

28 When he arrived at the other side in the region of the Gadarenes,[a] two demon-possessed men coming from the tombs met him. They were so violent that no one could pass that way.
29 “What do you want with us, Son of God?” they shouted. “Have you come here to torture us before the appointed time?”
30 Some distance from them a large herd of pigs was feeding.
31 The demons begged Jesus, “If you drive us out, send us into the herd of pigs.”
32 He said to them, “Go!” So they came out and went into the pigs, and the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and died in the water.
33 Those tending the pigs ran off, went into the town and reported all this, including what had happened to the demon-possessed men.
34 Then the whole town went out to meet Jesus. And when they saw him, they pleaded with him to leave their region.

Matthew 8:24 in Other Translations

KJV
24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.
ESV
24 And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep.
NLT
24 Suddenly, a fierce storm struck the lake, with waves breaking into the boat. But Jesus was sleeping.
MSG
24 The next thing they knew, they were in a severe storm. Waves were crashing into the boat - and he was sound asleep!
CSB
24 Suddenly, a violent storm arose on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves. But He was sleeping.

Matthew 8:24-34 In-Context

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!”
26 He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.
27 The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”
28 When he arrived at the other side in the region of the Gadarenes, two demon-possessed men coming from the tombs met him. They were so violent that no one could pass that way.
29 “What do you want with us, Son of God?” they shouted. “Have you come here to torture us before the appointed time?”
30 Some distance from them a large herd of pigs was feeding.
31 The demons begged Jesus, “If you drive us out, send us into the herd of pigs.”
32 He said to them, “Go!” So they came out and went into the pigs, and the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and died in the water.
33 Those tending the pigs ran off, went into the town and reported all this, including what had happened to the demon-possessed men.
34 Then the whole town went out to meet Jesus. And when they saw him, they pleaded with him to leave their region.

Cross References 6

  • 1. S Matthew 6:30
  • 2. Psalms 65:7; Psalms 89:9; Psalms 107:29
  • 3. S Matthew 4:24
  • 4. Judges 11:12; 2 Samuel 16:10; 1 Kings 17:18; Mark 1:24; Luke 4:34; John 2:4
  • 5. 2 Peter 2:4
  • 6. Luke 5:8; Acts 16:39

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Some manuscripts "Gergesenes" ; other manuscripts "Gerasenes"
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