Matthew 14:33

“Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then they that were in the ship, came and worshipped him, saying, Of a trueth thou art the sonne of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And those who were in the boat worshiped Him, saying, "You are certainly God's Son!"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they that were in the boat worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And those who were in the boat gave him worship, saying, Truly you are the Son of God.
- Basic English Bible

But those in the ship came and did homage to him, saying, Truly thou art God's Son.
- Darby Bible

Then they that were in the boat came and worshiped him, saying, In truth thou art the son of God.
- Webster's Bible

and the men on board fell down before him and said, "You are indeed God's Son."
- Weymouth Bible

Those who were in the boat came and worshiped him, saying, "You are truly the Son of God!"
- World English Bible

And thei, that weren in the boot, camen, and worschipiden hym, and seiden, Verili, thou art Goddis sone.
- Wycliffe Bible

and those in the boat having come, did bow to him, saying, `Truly -- God's Son art thou.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 14:33

14:33 Thou art the Son of God - They mean, the Messiah.

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 14:33

Mt 14:33 They that were in the ship came and worshipped him. Not only did they approach him with an outward unforbidden gesture of worship, "but they avowed him, for the first time collectively, to be the Son of God".

Discussion for Matthew 14

  • 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.
  • Joni G
    L Prince, my concordance of my Bible has the watches of the Jews in 8 equal parts of 3 hours each. My Bible 's concordance doesn 't give a timeline but the fourth watch is somewhere between 3am to sunrise. The Jews 1st four watches began at sunset and then the 4th watch ended at sunrise. The second 4 watches began at sunrise, so it couldn 't have been the 4th watch of the second set because that was 3pm to sunset and the disciples could have clearly seen him and wouldn 't have thought Jesus was a ghost.
  • Evangelist Chatauna Robinson
    Part 2 of 2: Webster Dictionary states Nautical any of the periods of duty five of four hours, and two of two hours into which the day is divided on shipboard, so that the work is shared among alternating shifts of the crew, by the part of the crew on duty during any such period. I hope that the information from Smith and Webster 's dictionary helps with your answer.
  • Evangelist Chatauna Robinson
    Part 1 of 2: Hello I. Prince: Watches of night: The Jews, like the Greeks and Romans, divided the night into military watches instead of hours, each watch representing the period for which sentinels or pickets remained on duty. The proper Jewish reckoning recognized only three such watches, entitled the first or "beginning of the watches, " Lamentations 2: 19 the middle watch, Judges 7: 9 and the morning watch. Exodus 14: 24 1 Samuel 11: 11 These would last respectively from sunset to 10 P.M. from 10 P.M. to 2 A.M. and from 2 A.M. to sunrise. After the establishment of the Roman supremacy, the number of watches was increased to four, which were described either according to their numerical order, as in the case of the "fourth watch, " Matthew 13: 25 or by the terms "even, " "midnight, " "cock-crowing " and "morning. " Mark 13: 35. These terminated respectively at 9 P.M., midnight, 3 A.M. and 6 A.M. Smith Dictionary .

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