Walking on the Water

22 Immediately(A) He[a] made the disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowds. 23 After dismissing the crowds, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. When evening came, He was there alone.(B) 24 But the boat was already over a mile[b] from land,[c] battered by the waves, because the wind was against them. 25 Around three in the morning,[d] He came toward them walking on the sea.(C) 26 When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost!” they said, and cried out in fear.

27 Immediately Jesus spoke to them. “Have courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”(D)

28 “Lord, if it’s You,” Peter answered Him, “command me to come to You on the water.”

29 “Come!” He said.

And climbing out of the boat, Peter started walking on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the strength of the wind,[e] he was afraid. And beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me!”

31 Immediately Jesus reached out His hand, caught hold of him, and said to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?”(E) 32 When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33 Then those in the boat worshiped Him and said, “Truly You are the Son of God!”(F)

Miraculous Healings

34 Once they crossed over,(G) they came to land at Gennesaret.(H) 35 When the men of that place recognized Him, they alerted[f] the whole vicinity and brought to Him all who were sick. 36 They were begging Him that they might only touch the tassel on His robe. And as many as touched it were made perfectly well.(I)

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  1. Matthew 14:22 Other mss read Jesus
  2. Matthew 14:24 Lit already many stadia; 1 stadion = 600 feet
  3. Matthew 14:24 Other mss read already in the middle of the sea
  4. Matthew 14:25 Lit fourth watch of the night = 3 to 6 a.m.
  5. Matthew 14:30 Other mss read saw the wind
  6. Matthew 14:35 Lit sent into

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