Matthew 14:24

“But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But the ship was now in the midst of the Sea, tossed with waues: for the wind was contrary.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But the boat was already a long distance from the land, battered by the waves; for the wind was contrary.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But the boat was now in the midst of the sea, distressed by the waves; for the wind was contrary.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, and was troubled by the waves: for the wind was against them.
- Basic English Bible

but the ship was already in the middle of the sea tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.
- Darby Bible

But the boat was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.
- Webster's Bible

Meanwhile the boat was far out on the Lake, buffeted and tossed by the waves, the wind being adverse.
- Weymouth Bible

But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, distressed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.
- World English Bible

And the boot in the myddel of the see was schoggid with wawis, for the wynd was contrarie to hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the boat was now in the midst of the sea, distressed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 14:24


14:24 In the evening - Learned men say the Jews reckoned two evenings; the first beginning at three in the afternoon, the second, at sunset. If so, the latter is meant here.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 14:24


Mt 14:24 In the midst of the sea. About twenty-five or thirty furlongs, or three and a half miles from the shore (Joh 6:19), about the middle of the lake. For the wind was contrary. The wind came rushing down from the mountains, and in attempting to make land at Bethsaida, where the Lord had directed, it was in their faces. Sudden gusts are common on the Sea of Galilee. Thompson says he encountered one of such fury that no rowers could row a boat across the lake. There had now arisen one of those sudden and violent squalls to which all inland waters, surrounded by lofty hills intersected with deep gorges, are liable.

Discussion for Matthew 14

  • John B.
    Poor John, one shouldn't redress kings. Especially over their love affairs. But God will judge the kings of this earth, for they are but men and in God's eyes lower than the mendicant begging for bread for hunger. Jesus was in the Glory of the Father as he prayed alone atop of the mountain. He beckons Peter, "come" and saves him as he falters. Her daughter dances seductively before the Kng


  • Bruce
    Jesus asked, but whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, that art the Christ,The Son of The living God. and Jesus answered and said unto him, blessed art thou Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood have not revealed it onto thee but My Father which is in heaven. Matthew 16:15-17
  • A disciple
    Many follow the Lord Jesus for many reasons. Many of those same "followers" have almost as many ideas, who Jesus the Son of man is. But whom do you say that He is? Those same "many" were the ones whom the Lord said, "but to THEM it is not given (to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven)." Why? Why to some, and not to all? Because they do not convert! Their heart is calloused not to perceive.
  • Evangelist,Donnie,w,Gray
    Jesus is God, Proof: 1 Tim.3:16, God was manifested in the flesh.........Always use the word of God (the Bible) and you will always give the right answer. Please re.ark,God Bless you.
  • Stephende
    It raises the question between doubt and faith. But do you have faith in God, whom you haven't seen? You have faith in Jesus, who hasn't been seen for 2017 years! Jesus was sent by God. Listen, his doctrine wasn't his own but the Father who sent him. That is why God granted him Power to overcome sin. To overcome gravity. To overcome fear and doubt. Jesus was always praying to God
  • Caribella tyson
    We must keep our eyes on Jesus, when we take our eyes off him,we will begin to fall.

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