Matthew 14:23

“And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went vp into a mountaine apart to pray: and when the euening was come, he was there alone:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

After He had sent the crowds away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was evening, He was there alone.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And after he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into the mountain apart to pray: and when even was come, he was there alone.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And after he had sent the people away, he went up into the mountain by himself for prayer: and when evening was come, he was there by himself.
- Basic English Bible

And having dismissed the crowds, he went up into the mountain apart to pray. And when even was come, he was alone there,
- Darby Bible

And when he had sent the multitudes away, he ascended a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.
- Webster's Bible

When He had done this, He climbed the hill to pray in solitude. Night came on, and he was there alone.
- Weymouth Bible

After he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into the mountain by himself to pray. When evening had come, he was there alone.
- World English Bible

And whanne the puple was left, he stiede aloone in to an hil for to preie. But whanne the euenyng was come, he was there aloone.
- Wycliffe Bible

and having let away the multitudes, he went up to the mountain by himself to pray, and evening having come, he was there alone,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 14:23


Mt 14:23 When he had sent the multitudes away. They were in an excited condition; hence, great prudence, perhaps an exercise of some constraining power, was necessary. He went up into a mountain apart to pray. The refuge of Christ in every great crisis was lonely prayer.

Discussion for Matthew 14

  • David DesBois
    Jesus walked in compassion
  • Lynette
    Jehovah showed love when he created a our earthly home
  • Felicia
    Verses 29-31
    Jesus has called us to come to Him, make no mistake, the road is very rough to get to Him. There are hedges, stumbling blocks, hindrances, etc. but we look up to Him only. If we look around we'll be distracted and sink. When the going is tough, we should cry out to Jesus and He will save us in every situation. Lord Jesus, You are worthy of my trust. I thank You.
  • Andy
    Jesus was showing the disciples that he indeed was God in the flesh as He walked on the water.
    It did not really matter what time of day or night it was, seeing someone walking on the water was something the disciples thought impossible, Jesus did the impossible. His walking on the water was to build faith, that he could also do the impossible and free us from the sin that seperates us from God.
  • Insight 777
    V.24 the ship may be Christianity that is tossed in the tempest of the sea (people that do not agree with the doctrine of Jesus) Jesus walked in the Grace of God upon the sea in peace and love. The Disciples feared that the spirit of grace was not enough to save them. Peter feared the army of opposition even though he had understanding and compassion. Replace doubt with a strong trust in God.
  • Eric
    To Joni G's comment. Matthew Chapter 14: Even in the brightness of day, storm clouds or even just dark clouds can darken a sky. Along with that, the wind on the sea can cause an added difficulty in seeing clearly. It is good to question things but in the end, do not doubt that the Lord our God has given his word freely to man to know Him His Son The Holy Spirit. God Bless you.

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