Matthew 8:26

“And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he saith vnto them, Why are yee fearefull, O yee of litle faith? Then hee arose, and rebuked the winds and the Sea, and there was a great calme.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He *said to them, "Why are you afraid, you men of little faith? Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it became perfectly calm."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to them, Why are you full of fear, O you of little faith? Then he got up and gave orders to the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
- Basic English Bible

And he says to them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then, having arisen, he rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.
- Darby Bible

And he saith to them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
- Webster's Bible

Why are you so easily frightened, He replied, "you men of little faith?" Then He rose and reproved the winds and the waves, and there was a perfect calm;
- Weymouth Bible

He said to them, "Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?" Then he got up, rebuked the wind and the sea, and there was a great calm.
- World English Bible

And Jhesus seide to hem, What ben ye of litil feith agaste? Thanne he roos, and comaundide to the wyndis and the see, and a greet pesibilnesse was maad.
- Wycliffe Bible

And he saith to them, `Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?' Then having risen, he rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 8:26


8:26 Why are ye fearful - Then he rebuked the winds - First, he composed their spirits, and then the sea.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 8:26


Mt 8:26 O ye of little faith. According to Matthew, he characterizes them as of "little faith"; according to Mark he asked, "How is it that ye have no faith"? (Mr 4:40); according to Luke, "Where is your faith"? (Lu 8:25). The spirit of the rebuke is the same in all the accounts. Rebuked the winds and the sea. Mark gives the very words of the rebuke: "Peace, be still" (Mr 4:39).

Discussion for Matthew 8

  • Kadiyah
    The lord has always been good to me. I may have had some setback, had to cry many times ,but I will bless the lord at all times holding on to dynamic faith knowing that he is an rewarder of those who dilengently seek him. That those who come to him in secret ,will be rewarded openly. Amen
  • Geraldine Cole
    Praise God let us all never for get the only real love that we who are saved have in this world while we are here is the love of God son Jesus and God himself he love us so much he sent his son to the earth to die for us that we may have everlasting life the world hated Jesus the same way they hate us make no mistake the people in the world do hate us when they fine out we belong to Jesus Amen.
  • Todd Brawley
    Fear not. Fear leads to anger. And we all know where it goes from there. Just trust God, no matter the situation, he will be there. GODSPEED
  • Centurian
    Praise God, for he has visited His people. Now we are certain that He exists and that He rewards those who continue in their diligence, those who never waver in their faith, those whose humility exceeds that if the Pharisee, and those who are healed according to their belief that whom God has sent was capable of healing and more, of converting hearts from cynicism to surrender to the infinite God
  • A disciple
    "...Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed." Simply a fact! there was no fanatic display of the person having to charge himself up "in the Holy Ghost," and nothing he had to perform at all! He simply asked the Lord Jesus to have mercy on him; AND HE DID! This is how prayers are answered, and how folks are saved and healed.
  • Wayne
    Rose Adams, the veil is still covering the Jews when the scriptures are read.

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