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Matthew 8:27

    Matthew 8:27 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But the men marveled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the men were full of wonder, saying, What sort of man is this, that even the winds and the sea do his orders?

    Webster's Revision

    And the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?

    World English Bible

    The men marveled, saying, "What kind of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the men marveled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?

    Definitions for Matthew 8:27

    Sea - Large basin.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 8:27

    The men marvelled - Every part of the creation (man excepted) hears and obeys the Creator's voice. Sinners have an ear for the world, the devil, and the flesh: till this ear is shut, God's voice is not discerned; for when it is shut to its enemies it is open to its friends.

    What manner of man is this - Ποταπος εϚιν ουτος, How great is this person! Here was God fully manifest; but it was in the flesh - there were the hidings of his power.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 8:27

    The men marveled - Wondered, or were amazed.

    What manner of man - What kind of a personage. How unlike other men! What a vast display of power! and how far exalted above mortals must he be!

    Jesus spake to the winds; rebuked their raging, and the sea was suddenly calm. The storm subsided; the ship glided smoothly; danger fled; and in amazement they stood in the presence of him who controlled the tempests that God had raised; and they felt that "he" must be God himself, for none but God could calm the heaving billows and scatter the tempest. No scene could have been more grand than this display of the power of Jesus. The darkness; the dashing waves; the howling winds; the heaving and tossing ship; the fears and cries of the seamen, all by a single word hushed into calm repose, present an image of power and divinity irresistibly grand and awful. So the tempest rolls and thickens over the head of the awakened sinner. So he trembles over immediate and awful destruction. So, while the storm of wrath howls, and hell threatens to ingulf him, he comes trembling to the Saviour. He hears; he rebukes the storm, and the sinner is safe. An indescribable peace takes possession of the soul, and he glides on a tranquil sea to the haven of eternal rest. See Isaiah 57:20-21; Romans 5:1; Philippians 4:7.