Jesus Walks on the Water

22 (A)Immediately afterward He compelled the disciples to get into the boat and to go ahead of Him to the other side, while He sent the crowds away. 23 After He had sent the crowds away, (B)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]a long distance from the land, [b]battered by the waves; for the wind was [c](C)contrary. 25 And in (D)the [d]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 (E)a ghost!” And they cried out [e]in fear. 27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, (F)Take courage, [f]it is I; (G)do not be afraid.”

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 14:24 Lit many stadia from; a Roman stadion perhaps averaged 607 ft. or 185 m
  2. Matthew 14:24 Lit tormented
  3. Matthew 14:24 Or adverse
  4. Matthew 14:25 I.e., 3-6 a.m.
  5. Matthew 14:26 Lit from
  6. Matthew 14:27 Lit I am