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

  • 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
  • O'Shen Robinson-Barefield
    Notice that two people and two demons submitted to the Lord. The centurion is an example of the power of faith and humility. Jesus had no certain place to live but didn't allow that to hinder him. Purity, light, and holiness is to touch someone and they are liberate. The heavenly Fathers will is top priority that even burying the earthly father is task for others. Jesus was peaceful when evicted.
  • Rose Adams
    I think how AMAZING THE LORD JESUS CHRIST WAS, IS, AND IS TO COME! AND WHY, THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL DON'T LOVE HIM AS HE COMMANDS US TO DO! AND THAT'S IN MARK 12:29-31!!!!!!!
  • Gail P
    Matthew 8 vs 15
    When Jesus touch Peter's mother hand ..this reveal ed to me that. Jesus anointing when he spoke the word to fever to leave. That's all it took for the fever to flee because he once carried our sickness and diseases and overcame ALL of them. And Peter's mother recovered and went by her business..Thank you Jesus we overcome in him because his name is above everything!!!
  • Gary Brown
    Jesus talks a lot about faith imagine Matthews chapter 8 to let us know how strong faith is and what it can do if you just had a little of it and believing in and God himself
  • Paul
    This can be one interpretation but not the only one. This means the ancestor saints of God in the Catholic Church and their following WILL be cast out of the kingdom of God. This is because of their rebellion against Jesus Christ and the promises GOD made to the Jews of Israel for them at the end of the ages. God WILL judge replacement theology and antisemitism by the Catholic heresy of ages past.

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