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Matthew 14:28

    Matthew 14:28 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be you, bid me come to you on the water.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto the upon the waters.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Peter, answering, said to him, Lord, if it is you, give me the order to come to you on the water.

    Webster's Revision

    And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto the upon the waters.

    World English Bible

    Peter answered him and said, "Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the waters."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee upon the waters.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 14:28

    Bid me come unto thee on the water - A weak faith is always wishing for signs and miracles. To take Christ at his word, argues not only the perfection of faith, but also the highest exercise of sound reason. He is to be credited on his own word, because he is the Truth, and therefore can neither lie nor deceive.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 14:28

    And Peter answered ... - Here is an instance of the characteristic ardor and rashness of Peter. He had less real faith than he supposed, and more ardor than his faith would justify. He was rash, headlong, incautious, really attached to Jesus, but still easily daunted and prone to fall. He was afraid, therefore, when in danger, and, sinking, cried again for help. Thus he was suffered to learn his own character, and his dependence on Jesus: a lesson which all Christians are permitted sooner or later to learn by dear-bought experience.