Matthew 14:23–32

23 After dismissing the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. Well into the night, he was there alone.n 24 Meanwhile, the boat was already some distanceG from land,H battered by the waves, because the wind was against them. 25 Jesus came toward them walking on the seao very early in the morning.l 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost!” they said, and they cried out in fear.

27 Immediately Jesus spoke to them. Have courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”p

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

29 He said, Come.”

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,J 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?”q

32 When they got into the boat, the wind ceased.

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