Matthew 8:26

“And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he saith vnto them, Why are yee fearefull, O yee of litle faith? Then hee arose, and rebuked the winds and the Sea, and there was a great calme.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He *said to them, "Why are you afraid, you men of little faith? Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it became perfectly calm."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to them, Why are you full of fear, O you of little faith? Then he got up and gave orders to the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
- Basic English Bible

And he says to them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then, having arisen, he rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.
- Darby Bible

And he saith to them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
- Webster's Bible

Why are you so easily frightened, He replied, "you men of little faith?" Then He rose and reproved the winds and the waves, and there was a perfect calm;
- Weymouth Bible

He said to them, "Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?" Then he got up, rebuked the wind and the sea, and there was a great calm.
- World English Bible

And Jhesus seide to hem, What ben ye of litil feith agaste? Thanne he roos, and comaundide to the wyndis and the see, and a greet pesibilnesse was maad.
- Wycliffe Bible

And he saith to them, `Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?' Then having risen, he rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 8:26


8:26 Why are ye fearful - Then he rebuked the winds - First, he composed their spirits, and then the sea.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 8:26


Mt 8:26 O ye of little faith. According to Matthew, he characterizes them as of "little faith"; according to Mark he asked, "How is it that ye have no faith"? (Mr 4:40); according to Luke, "Where is your faith"? (Lu 8:25). The spirit of the rebuke is the same in all the accounts. Rebuked the winds and the sea. Mark gives the very words of the rebuke: "Peace, be still" (Mr 4:39).

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

Bible Options