Matthew 14:31

“And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And immediately Iesus stretched foorth his hand, and caught him, and said vnto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and *said to him, "You of little faith, why did you doubt?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and took hold of him, and saith unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And straight away Jesus put out his hand and took a grip of him, and said to him, O man of little faith, why were you in doubt?
- Basic English Bible

And immediately Jesus stretched out his hand and caught hold of him, and says to him, O thou of little faith, why didst thou doubt?
- Darby Bible

And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said to him, O thou of little faith, Why didst thou doubt?
- Webster's Bible

Instantly Jesus stretched out His hand and caught hold of him, saying to him, "O little faith, why did you doubt?"
- Weymouth Bible

Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand, took hold of him, and said to him, "You of little faith, why did you doubt?"
- World English Bible

And anoon Jhesus helde forth his hoond, and took Petre, and seide to hym, Thou of litil feith, whi hast thou doutid?
- Wycliffe Bible

And immediately Jesus, having stretched forth the hand, laid hold of him, and saith to him, `Little faith! for what didst thou waver?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 14:31


Mt 14:31 O thou of little faith. Peter's act did not exemplify his faith, but his doubts. True faith never attempts wonders merely for the sake of doing them. It is a fact that ought to be noted that the Gospels narrate the failures in miraculous power on the part of the apostles as well as their success. No book of myths would do this. At the same time it is always made plain why they failed.

Discussion for Matthew 14

  • 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.
  • David DesBois
    Jesus walked in compassion

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