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

  • Mark verrell
    JESUS confronts the demons, the demons sort of challenge HIM saying "have YOU come here to torment us before the time" and the demons ask HIM to put them into the herd of swine" all of a sudden I am sorta baffled as to the demons sorta have free regain but more so JESUS does as they the demons request. JESUS does everything righteously) I guess HE KNEW the swine would kill themselv
  • Bruce
    Carmen are you saying, If we went to a priest, God will forgive our sins. Or, God will forgive us for going to a priest?
  • Irene123
    To Carmen - You're on a KJV Bible site; not the Catholic Douay. They are 2 different Bibles - and only one is true; only one is from God.
  • Lisa
    The bible tells us that the world will reject us if we follow Jesus. In this chapter we see the city rejecting him. Stay close to Jesus knowing what you face in this world he has already overcome. If you stay close to Jesus you too will overcome everything you go through.
  • Bruce
    Tjohn: If it's best to seek forgiveness from those you have hurt the Lord will guide you! Faith cometh by hearing Rom 10:17, John 6:44 have you felt the tug in your heart? ROM 6:23, 10:13. Don't do anything without the LORD!
  • Terri
    Jesus paid for our sins on the cross our pain and all. he in return gave us healing forgiveness and peace your pass is forgotten if you ask god in your heart. Believe you must Believe he will heal you and trust him . Jesus why go to the cross and take our pain and sin and be whipped for nothing He paid for it all say I'm healed in the name of jesus Christ,and belive he will heal you. Luke 1;37

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