The Holman Christian Standard Bible

Matthew 14:22–33

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Walking on the Water

22 Immediately n He o 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. p 24 But the boat was already over a mile q from land, r battered by the waves, because the wind was against them. 25 Around three in the morning, s He came toward them walking on the sea. t 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.” u

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, v 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?” w 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!” x

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14:22 Other * read Jesus


14:24 * already many stadia; 1 stadion = 600 feet


14:24 Other * read already in the middle of the sea


14:25 * fourth watch of the night = 3 to 6 a.m.


14:30 Other * read saw the wind