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

Bible commentary

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.

Discussion for Matthew 14

  • James
    Yes Jesus Christ will never leave you, that is. Only Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
  • Lindy
    For the new year this chapter gives us wonderful lessons in trusting the Lord and not being fearful. We need to keep our eyes focusd on Jesus.
  • Dewey J
    John B, no offense but you are the poor person here. John Baptist is rich in paradise presently for Jesus testified that there are no better man born to woman than him Matt. 11:11. John was doing his job preaching repentance from the greatest to the least for Herod violating the law of God given by Moses Lev.20:21 gross incest. Herod was wrong in several ways psalm 105:14, 15 "He suffered no man..
  • 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.

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