Matthew 8:24

“And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And behold, there arose a great tempest in the Sea, insomuch that the ship was couered with the waues: but he was asleepe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but Jesus Himself was asleep.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the boat was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And there came up a great storm in the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves: but he was sleeping.
- Basic English Bible

and behold, [the water] became very agitated on the sea, so that the ship was covered by the waves; but *he* slept.
- Darby Bible

And behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the boat was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.
- Webster's Bible

But suddenly there arose a great storm on the Lake, so that the waves threatened to engulf the boat; but He was asleep.
- Weymouth Bible

Behold, a violent storm came up on the sea, so much that the boat was covered with the waves, but he was asleep.
- World English Bible

And loo! a greet stiring was maad in the see, so that the schip was hilid with wawes; but he slepte.
- Wycliffe Bible

and lo, a great tempest arose in the sea, so that the boat was being covered by the waves, but he was sleeping,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 8:24


8:24 The ship was covered - So man's extremity is God's opportunity.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 8:24


Mt 8:24 There arose a great tempest in the sea. Mark says, "A great storm" (Mr 4:37); Luke, "There came down a storm of wind" (Lu 8:23); the word used by Matthew implies a tornado. The Greek word "seismos" denotes a sudden and violent gust of wind, such as frequently bursts on the lake. All travelers describe the storms as very sudden and violent caused by the cold air that rushes down from the mountains into the heated depression of the lake.

Discussion for Matthew 8

  • Wayne
    Rose Adams, the veil is still covering the Jews when the scriptures are read.
  • Wayne
    Carmen, confessing your sins to a priest is confessing to another sinner. Each person must go to Jesus Christ themselves for salvation. Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. No human can forgive your sins. We are saved by the precious blood of the Son of God.
  • La
    The hand of God is enough. We tend to as why because we are seeing the word of God with our physical eyes. God is all powerful infinite never ending. The disciples wrote the new treatment and in different point of--each man was chosen by Jesus himself. If you ask the Lord for something or a question he always confirms it. From somewhere you will get your answer again. It amazing when u realize
  • Wayne
    Peggy, in accordance with Irene, 1 James 1:5-6, states we are to ask wisdom of God, where we lack, and He will not refuse us nor make fun of our lack of understanding. I have done this at times I did not understand, and He gave me the answers. Not always right away, but we are to insist and persist. He Loves Us!
  • Wayne
    Carmen, 1 Timothy 2:5-6, states There is ONE MEDIATOR between God and men,The Man Christ Jesus, who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. Each sinner needs to confess their sins and sinfulness to Christ alone. He is our open door to the Heavenly Father.
  • Irene123
    Matt. ch.8 says 2 men; Mk. says one man; this book, Peggy, is the Bible; God's Word. Try asking Him ...; and no, I am being serious, not facetious.

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