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Jesus Walks on Water

16 That evening Jesus’ disciples went down to the shore to wait for him. 17 But as darkness fell and Jesus still hadn’t come back, they got into the boat and headed across the lake toward Capernaum. 18 Soon a gale swept down upon them, and the sea grew very rough. 19 They had rowed three or four miles[a] when suddenly they saw Jesus walking on the water toward the boat. They were terrified, 20 but he called out to them, “Don’t be afraid. I am here![b] 21 Then they were eager to let him in the boat, and immediately they arrived at their destination!

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Footnotes

  1. 6:19 Greek 25 or 30 stadia [4.6 or 5.5 kilometers].
  2. 6:20 Or The ‘I am’ is here; Greek reads I am. See Exod 3:14.

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