Matthew 14:26

“And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 14:26

And when the Disciples saw him walking on the Sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit: and they cried out for feare.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, "It is a ghost! And they cried out in fear."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a ghost; and they cried out for fear.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when they saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they gave cries of fear.
- Basic English Bible

And the disciples, seeing him walking on the sea, were troubled, saying, It is an apparition. And they cried out through fear.
- Darby Bible

And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
- Webster's Bible

When the disciples saw Him walking on the waves, they were greatly alarmed. "It is a spirit," they exclaimed, and they cried out with terror.
- Weymouth Bible

When the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, "It's a ghost!" and they cried out for fear.
- World English Bible

And thei, seynge hym walking on the see, weren disturblid, and seiden, That it is a fantum; and for drede thei crieden.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the disciples having seen him walking upon the sea, were troubled saying -- `It is an apparition,' and from the fear they cried out;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 14:26

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 14:26


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.

14:25 The fourth watch - The Jews (as well as the Romans) usually divided the night into four watches, of three hours each. The first watch began at six, the second at nine, the third at twelve, the fourth at three in the morning. If it be thou - It is the same as, Since it is thou. The particle if frequently bears this meaning, both in ours and in all languages. So it means, #John 13:14|,17. St. Peter was in no doubt, or he would not have quitted the ship.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 14:26


Mt 14:26 A spirit. An apparition, an unreal appearance of a real person. The Greek word "phantasma" is not that unusually rendered "spirit". He would appear to them at first like a dark, moving speck upon the waters, then as a human figure; but in the dark, tempestuous sky, and not dreaming that it could be their Lord, they take it for a spirit, "pneuma" (Lu 24:37). Cried out. In fright.

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