Matthew Matthew KJV But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.
Matthew 14:22-33: Faith within the Chaos
Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God. Bible Language English.
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Sign in. Password Assistance. Email address. Matthew Share Tweet Save. Matthew Matthew Matthew But the ship was now in the midst of the sea That is, the ship in which the disciples were put into, to go on the other side, had by this time got into the midst of the sea: the Syriac and Persic versions say, it was "many furlongs from land"; and the Arabic expressly says, "about twenty five furlongs": which account seems to be taken from John but this was not all, it was not only at such a distance from land, but was tossed with waves : up and down, and in danger of being overset, and the passengers lost: for the wind was against them ; which beat the waves with such violence against them, that they were in the utmost danger of their lives, and not able to get forward; and what was worst of all, and most discouraging to the disciples, Christ was not with them.
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Matthew Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. Matthew ,17 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him….
Luke And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:. Matthew While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
Matthew But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. Webster's Bible Translation Then they that were in the boat came and worshiped him, saying, In truth thou art the son of God. Weymouth New Testament and the men on board fell down before him and said, "You are indeed God's Son.
Matthew On coming to the house, they saw the Child with His mother Mary, and they fell down and worshiped Him. Then they opened their treasures and presented Him with gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh.
Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. Treasury of Scripture Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth you are the Son of God. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him… Luke And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy: Of.The story of Jesus walking on the water follows the story of the Feeding of the Five Thousand. As they did then, they do once again. They try to find the resources within themselves to resolve the problem—but without success.
Once again, they learn that they need Jesus to save the situation—and themselves. While Mark and John also tell this story, Matthew is the only one to include the story of Peter attempting to walk on the water to meet Jesus.
While Matthew uses Mark as one of his sources, his ending for this story is quite different. In Mark, the story ends with the disciples being astounded, not understanding, and having hardened hearts. In Matthew, the disciples worship Jesus and acknowledge that he is the Son of God. This story is similar to Matthewwhere a storm threatened to sink the boat while Jesus slept.
In that story, Jesus rebuked the winds and the sea, and they obeyed him. In both stories:. In Matthew 14, he sends the disciples ahead by themselves. In Matthew 8, he was in the boat, but he was asleep.
Matthew is writing at a time when Christians are being persecuted. By this time, Peter has most likely been crucified. The two storm stories address issues of danger, fear and faith.
This passage brought great comfort to the early Christians. While not spared suffering and death, they were confident that Christ would save them even if they were to die. When evening had come, he was there alone. Jesus makes enankasen —compels the disciples get into the boat and go to the other side.Matthew Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
Is the main point the witnesses to Jesus walking on water said ""Truly you are the Son of God. The apostles were fallible men and very much having to see to believe at times remember Thomas!
Jesus walking on water is not the issue or the point, the point is that Peter had little faith, even though Peter had witness many miracles Peter still doubted, or did he? Jesus said, "only my Father could have revealed this to you". Jesus was baiting Peter, if a reader would closely pay attention to all words and details they would know that unclean spirits, demons and the devil knew that Jesus was the Son of God. Jesus told Peter, get thee behind me satan, and in another passage Jesus told Peter that the devil wish to have you so that he my sift you like wheat.
But the most convincing evidence is the fact that Jesus said whosoever shall deny me I will deny in front of my Father, Peter denied Jesus 3 times. It is my opinion that the main point is faith. Of course Jesus could heal. That was never in question in this neck of the woods. Going back to the faith choice, I would say that perhaps faith is not even as clear of a 1 as we thought. What jumps out at me in this passage is the remarkable similarity between these people's grasp of the fact that the only thing they needed to do was to touch the edge of Jesus' cloak.
Remember Matthew ? That is about the woman with a bleeding problem of 12 years running who made a choice to simply touch the edge of Jesus' cloak. She too was immediately healed. I think it is clear that these people saw something and did something that most people of that time never did.
Simply touching Jesus would heal them. Analysing this, we see they had a problem. They told God about their problem and or went to God for healing of their problem. They all chose the same way to be healed.
Matthew 14:24-33 KJV
All were healed just as they believed they would.But the ship was now in the middle of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. Matthew And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. Isaiah O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires.
Mark And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them. New International Version and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it. New Living Translation Meanwhile, the disciples were in trouble far away from land, for a strong wind had risen, and they were fighting heavy waves.
English Standard Version but the boat by this time was a long way from the land, beaten by the waves, for the wind was against them. Berean Study Bible but the boat was already far from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
Berean Literal Bible and the boat being now many stadia from the land, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary. New American Standard Bible But the boat was already a long distance from the land, battered by the waves; for the wind was contrary.
New King James Version But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary. King James Bible But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.
Christian Standard Bible Meanwhile, the boat was already some distance from land, battered by the waves, because the wind was against them. Contemporary English Version By this time the boat was a long way from the shore. It was going against the wind and was being tossed around by the waves.
Good News Translation and by this time the boat was far out in the lake, tossed about by the waves, because the wind was blowing against it.
Holman Christian Standard Bible But the boat was already over a mile from land, battered by the waves, because the wind was against them.
International Standard Version By this time the boat was in the middle of the sea and was being battered by the waves, because the wind was against them. NET Bible Meanwhile the boat, already far from land, was taking a beating from the waves because the wind was against it. New Heart English Bible But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, battered by the waves, for the wind was against it.
A Faithful Version But the ship was now in the middle of the sea, being tossed by the waves, because the wind was contrary. Aramaic Bible in Plain English And the ship was many furlongs distant from the land while it was tossed greatly by the waves, for the wind was against it. New American Standard But the boat was already many stadia away from the land, battered by the waves; for the wind was contrary. American King James Version But the ship was now in the middle of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.
American Standard Version But the boat was now in the midst of the sea, distressed by the waves; for the wind was contrary. Douay-Rheims Bible But the boat in the midst of the sea was tossed with the waves: for the wind was contrary. Darby Bible Translation but the ship was already in the middle of the sea tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary. English Revised Version But the boat was now in the midst of the sea, distressed by the waves; for the wind was contrary.And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
Death of John the Baptist. But there may be the terror of convictions, where there is not the truth of conversion. When men pretend to favour the gospel, yet live in evil, we must not favour their self-delusion, but must deliver our consciences as John did.
The world may call this rudeness and blind zeal. False professors, or timid Christians, may censure it as want of civility; but the most powerful enemies can go no further than the Lord sees good to permit.
Herod feared that the putting of John to death might raise a rebellion among the people, which it did not; but he never feared it might stir up his own conscience against him, which it did. Men fear being hanged for what they do not fear being damned for. And times of carnal mirth and jollity are convenient times for carrying on bad designs against God's people.
Herod would profusely reward a worthless dance, while imprisonment and death were the recompence of the man of God who sought the salvation of his soul. But there was real malice to John beneath his consent, or else Herod would have found ways to get clear of his promise. When the under shepherds are smitten, the sheep need not be scattered while they have the Great Shepherd to go to.
And it is better to be drawn to Christ by want and loss, than not to come to him at all. The presence of Christ and his gospel, makes a desert not only tolerable, but desirable. This little supply of bread was increased by Christ's creating power, till the whole multitude were satisfied. In seeking the welfare of men's souls, we should have compassion on their bodies likewise. Let us also remember always to crave a blessing on our meals, and learn to avoid all waste, as frugality is the proper source of liberality.
See in this miracle an emblem of the Bread of life, which came down from heaven to sustain our perishing souls. The provisions of Christ's gospel appear mean and scanty to the world, yet they satisfy all that feed on him in their hearts by faith with thanksgiving. It is good, upon special occasions, and when we find our hearts enlarged, to continue long in secret prayer, and in pouring out our hearts before the Lord.Matthew 14:22-33, The King Of Life’s Storms
It is no new thing for Christ's disciples to meet with storms in the way of duty, but he thereby shows himself with the more grace to them and for them. He can take what way he pleases to save his people. But even appearances of deliverance sometimes occasion trouble and perplexity to God's people, from mistakes about Christ.
Nothing ought to affright those that have Christ near them, and know he is theirs; not death itself. Peter walked upon the water, not for diversion or to boast of it, but to go to Jesus; and in that he was thus wonderfully borne up. Special supports are promised, and are to be expected, but only in spiritual pursuits; nor can we ever come to Jesus, unless we are upheld by his power. Christ bade Peter come, not only that he might walk upon the water, and so know his Lord's power, but that he might know his own weakness.
And the Lord often lets his servants have their choice, to humble and prove them, and to show the greatness of his power and grace.