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Matthew 8:24

    Matthew 8:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Matthew 8:24

    Sea - Large basin.
    Tempest - Storm; whirlwind.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 8:24

    Arose a great tempest in the sea - Probably excited by Satan, the prince of the power of the air, who, having got the author and all the preachers of the Gospel together in a small vessel, thought by drowning it, to defeat the purposes of God, and thus to prevent the salvation of a ruined world. What a noble opportunity must this have appeared to the enemy of the human race!

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 8:24

    A great tempest - A violent storm; or a "wind" so strong as to endanger their lives. This lake was subject to sudden squalls. Dr. Thomson ("The Land and the Book," vol. ii. p. 59) says: "Small as the lake is, and placid, in general, as a molten mirror, I have repeatedly seen it quiver, and leap, and boil like a caldron, when driven by fierce winds from the eastern mountains."

    The ship was covered with the waves - The billows dashed against the ship Mark 4:37, so that it was fast filling and in danger of sinking.

    He was asleep - On the hinder part of the vessel, on a pillow, Mark 4:38. It was in the night, and Jesus had retired to rest. He was probably weary, and slept calmly and serenely. He apprehended no danger, and showed to his disciples how calmly one can sleep with a pure conscience, and who feels safe in the hands of God.