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Matthew 8:25

    Matthew 8:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Save, Lord; we perish.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they came to him, and, awaking him, said, Help, Lord; destruction is near.

    Webster's Revision

    And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Save, Lord; we perish.

    World English Bible

    They came to him, and woke him up, saying, "Save us, Lord! We are dying!"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Save, Lord; we perish.

    Definitions for Matthew 8:25

    Save - Except; besides.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 8:25

    And his disciples - The disciples. In the common printed editions, as well as in our translation, it is His disciples, but αυτου, his, is omitted by the very best MSS., and by Bengel, Wetstein, and Griesbach. This is a matter of very small importance, and need not be noticed; only every translator and commentator should aim, to the uttermost of his knowledge and power, to give every particle of the language of the inspired penman that can be expressed, and to insert no one word which he has reason to believe did not come by the inspiration of God.

    Lord, save us: we perish - One advantage of trials is to make us know our weakness, so as to oblige us to have recourse to God by faith in Christ. It is by faith alone that we may be said to approach him; by love we are united to him, and by prayer we awake him. All good perishes in us without Christ: without his grace, there is not so much as one moment in which we are not in danger of utter ruin. How proper, then, is this short prayer for us, and how familiar should it be to us! Taken in the extensive Christian sense it is exceedingly expressive: it comprehends all the power of our Lord's might, all the merit of his atonement, and all the depth of our misery and danger. See Quesnel.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 8:25

    Save us - Save our lives.

    We perish - We are in danger of perishing. This showed great confidence in the Saviour. It shows, also, where sinners and Christians should always go who feel that they are in danger of perishing. There is none that can save from the storms of divine wrath but the Son of God.