New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Matthew 8:23–27

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23 aWhen He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him.

24 And behold, there arose 1a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but Jesus Himself was asleep.

25 And they came to Him and woke Him, saying, “aSave us, Lord; we are perishing!”

26 He * said to them, “Why are you 1afraid, ayou men of little faith?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and 2it became perfectly calm.

27 The men were amazed, and said, “What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”

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Lit a shaking


A star (*) is used to mark verbs that are historical presents in the Greek which have been translated with an English past tense in order to conform to modern usage. The translators recognized that in some contexts the present tense seems more unexpected and unjustified to the English reader than a past tense would have been. But Greek authors frequently used the present tense for the sake of heightened vividness, thereby transporting their readers in imagination to the actual scene at the time of occurence. However, the translators felt that it would be wise to change these historical presents to English past tenses.


Or cowardly


Lit a great calm occurred