Matthew 14:22-32

Jesus Walks on the Water

22 1Immediately He made the disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side, while He sent the crowds away.
23 After He had sent the crowds away, 2He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was evening, He was there alone.
24 But the boat was already a long distance from the land, battered by the waves; for the wind was 3contrary.
25 And in 4the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea.
26 When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, "It is 5a ghost!" And they cried out in fear.
27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, "6Take courage, it is I; 7do not be afraid."
28 Peter said to Him, "Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water."
29 And He said, "Come!" And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
30 But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, "Lord, save me!"
31 Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, "8You of little faith, why * did you doubt?"
32 When they got into the boat, the wind stopped.

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Matthew 14:22-32 In-Context

20 and they all ate and were satisfied. They picked up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve full baskets.
21 There were about five thousand men who ate, besides women and children.
22 Immediately He made the disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side, while He sent the crowds away.
23 After He had sent the crowds away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was evening, He was there alone.
24 But the boat was already a long distance from the land, battered by the waves; for the wind was contrary.
25 And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea.
26 When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, "It is a ghost!" And they cried out in fear.
27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, "Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid."
28 Peter said to Him, "Lord , if it is You, command me to come to You on the water."
29 And He said, "Come!" And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
30 But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, "Lord , save me!"
31 Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, "You of little faith, why did you doubt?"
32 When they got into the boat, the wind stopped.
33 And those who were in the boat worshiped Him, saying, "You are certainly God's Son!"
34 When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret.

Cross References 8

  • 1. Matthew 14:22-33: {Mark 6:45-51; John 6:15-21}
  • 2. Mark 6:46; Luke 6:12; Luke 9:28; John 6:15
  • 3. Acts 27:4
  • 4. Matthew 24:43; Mark 13:35
  • 5. Luke 24:37
  • 6. Matthew 9:2
  • 7. Matthew 17:7; Matthew 28:5, 10; Mark 6:50; Luke 1:13, 30; Luke 2:10; Luke 5:10; Luke 12:32; John 6:20; Revelation 1:17
  • 8. Matthew 6:30; Matthew 8:26; Matthew 16:8

Footnotes 6