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

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

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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