Matthew 14:31

“And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And immediately Iesus stretched foorth his hand, and caught him, and said vnto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and *said to him, "You of little faith, why did you doubt?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and took hold of him, and saith unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And straight away Jesus put out his hand and took a grip of him, and said to him, O man of little faith, why were you in doubt?
- Basic English Bible

And immediately Jesus stretched out his hand and caught hold of him, and says to him, O thou of little faith, why didst thou doubt?
- Darby Bible

And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said to him, O thou of little faith, Why didst thou doubt?
- Webster's Bible

Instantly Jesus stretched out His hand and caught hold of him, saying to him, "O little faith, why did you doubt?"
- Weymouth Bible

Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand, took hold of him, and said to him, "You of little faith, why did you doubt?"
- World English Bible

And anoon Jhesus helde forth his hoond, and took Petre, and seide to hym, Thou of litil feith, whi hast thou doutid?
- Wycliffe Bible

And immediately Jesus, having stretched forth the hand, laid hold of him, and saith to him, `Little faith! for what didst thou waver?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 14:31


Mt 14:31 O thou of little faith. Peter's act did not exemplify his faith, but his doubts. True faith never attempts wonders merely for the sake of doing them. It is a fact that ought to be noted that the Gospels narrate the failures in miraculous power on the part of the apostles as well as their success. No book of myths would do this. At the same time it is always made plain why they failed.

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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