But as he sailed he fell asleep
On a pillow, in the hinder part of the ship, as in ( Mark 4:38 ) and there came down a storm of wind on the lake,
(See Gill on Matthew 8:24).
and they were filled;
with water: not the disciples, but the ship in which they were; and so the Ethiopic version renders it, "their ship was filled with water". The Syriac and Persic versions render it, "the ship was almost sunk", or immersed:
and were in jeopardy;
of their lives, in the utmost danger, just ready to go to the bottom. This clause is left out in the Syriac and Persic versions.