Matthew 8:24

“And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And behold, there arose a great tempest in the Sea, insomuch that the ship was couered with the waues: but he was asleepe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but Jesus Himself was asleep.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the boat was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And there came up a great storm in the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves: but he was sleeping.
- Basic English Bible

and behold, [the water] became very agitated on the sea, so that the ship was covered by the waves; but *he* slept.
- Darby Bible

And behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the boat was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.
- Webster's Bible

But suddenly there arose a great storm on the Lake, so that the waves threatened to engulf the boat; but He was asleep.
- Weymouth Bible

Behold, a violent storm came up on the sea, so much that the boat was covered with the waves, but he was asleep.
- World English Bible

And loo! a greet stiring was maad in the see, so that the schip was hilid with wawes; but he slepte.
- Wycliffe Bible

and lo, a great tempest arose in the sea, so that the boat was being covered by the waves, but he was sleeping,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 8:24


8:24 The ship was covered - So man's extremity is God's opportunity.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 8:24


Mt 8:24 There arose a great tempest in the sea. Mark says, "A great storm" (Mr 4:37); Luke, "There came down a storm of wind" (Lu 8:23); the word used by Matthew implies a tornado. The Greek word "seismos" denotes a sudden and violent gust of wind, such as frequently bursts on the lake. All travelers describe the storms as very sudden and violent caused by the cold air that rushes down from the mountains into the heated depression of the lake.

Discussion for Matthew 8

  • George John
    Comment*
    I learnt that God's kingdom is always inherited and attained through hilliness, faithfulness and obedience towards what God requires you or me to do in our daily life.
  • Gamaliel
    To Derek; The kingdom of Heaven is the place (heaven itself) The children of the kingdom are those of us who are on earth (the Kingdom of God). Jesus marveled that this non-Jew had the understanding of how faith works. The children of the kingdom suffer from ignorance and suffer here on earth because they wont use the faith given them to overcome sickness and poverty.
  • DEREK EUVRARD
    I don't understand why it's states that the children of the kingdom will be cast into the outer darkness and gnawed by teeth...
  • Charles fiorucci
    proves peter was a married man not the first pope like the roman catholic church
    teaches and jesus christ is the rock not peter people are deceived in a false gospel
    peter had a mother in law therefore he was married unlike the harlot church which
    teaches celebacy which is not scriptural that is why the majority of priests are homosexual
    repent or hell awaits this false gospel of rome
  • Janet
    I know God has always been there for me even when the devil has tried to take me out God has blocked him every-time we need to know prayer works just have faith and know he will never leave you
  • Sonia
    I'm going through the same thing about the devil trying 2 take over my young boys that the Lord has Blessed me with but I Pray

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