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Matthew 14:22

    Matthew 14:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him to the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And straightway he constrained the disciples to enter into the boat, and to go before him unto the other side, till he should send the multitudes away.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And straight away he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, till he had sent the people away.

    Webster's Revision

    And straightway he constrained the disciples to enter into the boat, and to go before him unto the other side, till he should send the multitudes away.

    World English Bible

    Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat, and to go ahead of him to the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And straightway he constrained the disciples to enter into the boat, and to go before him unto the other side, till he should send the multitudes away.

    Definitions for Matthew 14:22

    Straightway - Immediately.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 14:22

    Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship - Either they were afraid to return into the jurisdiction of Herod, or they were unwilling to embark without their Lord and Protector, and would not enter their boat till Christ had commanded them to embark.

    From this verse it appears that Christ gave some advices to the multitudes after the departure of his disciples, which he did not wish them to hear.

    Unto the other side - Towards Capernaum, Matthew 14:34. John 6:16, John 6:17, or Bethsaida, see on Mark 6:45 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 14:22

    And straightway Jesus constrained ... - See Mark 6:45-56; John 6:15-21. The word "straightway" means immediately; that is, as soon as the fragments were gathered up. To "constrain" usually means to compel. It here means to command. There was no need of compulsion. They were at this time on the east side of the Lake of Gennesareth. He directed them to get into a ship and cross over to the other side; that is, to Capernaum. Mark adds that he sent them to Bethsaida Mark 6:45. Bethsaida was situated at the place where the Jordan empties into the lake on the east side of the river. Compare the notes at Matthew 11:21. It is probable that he directed them to go in a ship or boat to Bethsaida, and remain there till he should dismiss the people, and that he would meet them there, and with them cross the lake. The effect of the miracle on the multitude was so great John 6:14 that they believed him to be that prophet which should come into the world; that is, the Messiah, the king that they had expected, and they were about to take him by force and make him a king, John 6:15. To avoid this, Jesus got away from them as privately as possible. He went into a solitary mountain alone. In view of the temptation - when human honors were offered to him and almost forced upon him - he retired for private prayer; an example for all who are tempted with human honors and applause. Nothing is better to keep the mind humble and unambitious than to seek some lonely place; to shut out the world with all its honors; to realize that the great God, before whom all creatures and all honors sink to nothing, is round about us; and to ask him to keep us from pride and vainglory.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 14:22

    14:22 He constrained his disciples - Who were unwilling to leave him. Mark 6:45; John 6:15.