Matthew 14:30

30 But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, "Lord, save me!"

Matthew 14:30 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 14:30

But when he saw the wind boisterous
Or "strong", blowing hard against him, and raising up the waves, which beat with great violence upon him,

he was afraid;
though Christ was so nigh him, and he had had such an instance of his power in bearing him up, causing him to walk upon the waters thus far; which shows, that his faith was imperfect:

and beginning to sink;
through fear, and the violence of the wind and waves, just ready to be immersed, and go down to the bottom of the sea,

he cried;
being in a great fright and much danger, and with great importunity and eagerness,

saying, Lord, save me:
I am just going, I shall certainly perish else; still having so much faith in Christ, that he was able to save him in the last extremity.

Matthew 14:30 In-Context

28 Peter answered him, "Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water."
29 He said, "Come." So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus.
30 But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, "Lord, save me!"
31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, "You of little faith, why did you doubt?"
32 When they got into the boat, the wind ceased.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Other ancient authorities read [the wind]