Matthew 14:27

“But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But straightway Iesus spake vnto them, saying, Be of good cheere: it is I, be not afraid.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, "Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But straight away Jesus said to them, Take heart; it is I, have no fear.
- Basic English Bible

But Jesus immediately spoke to them, saying, Take courage; it is *I*: be not afraid.
- Darby Bible

But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
- Webster's Bible

But instantly Jesus spoke to them, and said, "There is no danger; it is I; do not be afraid."
- Weymouth Bible

But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying "Cheer up! It is I! Don't be afraid."
- World English Bible

And anoon Jhesus spac to hem, and seide, Haue ye trust, Y am; nyle ye drede.
- Wycliffe Bible

and immediately Jesus spake to them, saying, `Be of good courage, I am [he], be not afraid.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

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People's Bible Notes for Matthew 14:27


Mt 14:27 It is I. Literally, "I am". The same language used by Jesus in Jerusalem (Joh 8:58), for which the Pharisees would have stoned him, and in the Old Testament to designate Jehovah (Ex 3:14). Here I should prefer to give it this meaning: Christ says not merely, "It is I, your Friend and Master"; he says, at least implies, it is the "I AM", who is coming to you, the Almighty One who rules wind and waves, who made them, and whom they obey. Be not afraid. How often has he to speak this word of encouragement, even to his own! almost always when they are brought suddenly, or in an unusual way, face to face with him. See Ge 15:1 21:17 Jud 6:23 Mt 28:5 Lu 2:10.

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