John 6:20
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New International Version
But he said to them, "It is I; don't be afraid."

New Living Translation
but he called out to them, "Don't be afraid. I am here!"

English Standard Version
But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.”

Berean Study Bible
But Jesus spoke up: "It is I; do not be afraid."

Berean Literal Bible
Now He says to them, "I am He; do not fear."

New American Standard Bible
But He said to them, "It is I; do not be afraid."

King James Bible
But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But He said to them, "It is I. Don't be afraid!"

International Standard Version
But he told them, "It is I. Stop being afraid!"

NET Bible
But he said to them, "It is I. Do not be afraid."

New Heart English Bible
But he said to them, "It is I. Do not be afraid."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Yeshua said to them, “I AM THE LIVING GOD, do not be afraid.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus told them, "It's me. Don't be afraid!"

New American Standard 1977
But He said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
But he said unto them, I AM; be not afraid.

King James 2000 Bible
But he said unto them, It is I; be not afraid.

American King James Version
But he said to them, It is I; be not afraid.

American Standard Version
But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he saith to them: It is I; be not afraid.

Darby Bible Translation
But he says to them, It is I: be not afraid.

English Revised Version
But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid.

Webster's Bible Translation
But he saith to them, It is I; be not afraid.

Weymouth New Testament
They were terrified; but He called to them. "It is I," He said, "do not be afraid."

World English Bible
But he said to them, "It is I. Don't be afraid."

Young's Literal Translation
and he saith to them, 'I am he, be not afraid;'
Study Bible
Jesus Walks on Water
19When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the sea—and they were terrified. 20But Jesus spoke up: “It is I; do not be afraid.” 21Then they were willing to take Him into the boat, and at once the boat reached the shore where they were heading.…
Cross References
Matthew 14:27
But Jesus immediately spoke up: "Take courage! It is I. Do not be afraid."

John 6:19
When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the sea--and they were terrified.

John 6:21
Then they were willing to take Him into the boat, and at once the boat reached the shore where they were heading.
Treasury of Scripture

But he said to them, It is I; be not afraid.

It is.

Psalm 35:3 Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute …

Isaiah 41:10,14 Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: …

Isaiah 43:1,2 But now thus said the LORD that created you, O Jacob, and he that …

Isaiah 44:8 Fear you not, neither be afraid: have not I told you from that time, …

Matthew 14:27-31 But straightway Jesus spoke to them, saying, Be of good cheer; it …

Mark 6:50 For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked …

Mark 16:6 And he said to them, Be not affrighted: You seek Jesus of Nazareth, …

Revelation 1:17,18 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right …

(20) See the same words in Mark 6:50. St. Matthew's account is more full here, adding the trial of St. Peter's faith.

Verse 20. - But he saith to them, It is I (literally, I am); be not afraid. These Divine words, in a voice which reminded them of his entire personality, of all his previous beneficence, of all his knowledge of their weakness and fear, are sacredly symbolic. The Church has ever since regarded them as veritably sacramental. In the darkest hour of men and Churches, in the throes of persecution in the furnace of temptation, on a million death-beds, the same voice has been heard. tits Divine Personality, his infinite power and perfect sympathy, the conviction of his specialized regard and veritable nearness (as we count nearness), have scattered doubt and fear. But he saith to them, it is I, be not afraid. See Gill on Matthew 14:27. 20. It is I; be not afraid—Matthew (Mt 14:27) and Mark (Mr 6:50) give before these exhilarating words, that to them well-known one, "Be of good cheer!"6:15-21 Here were Christ's disciples in the way of duty, and Christ was praying for them; yet they were in distress. There may be perils and afflictions of this present time, where there is an interest in Christ. Clouds and darkness often surround the children of the light and of the day. They see Jesus walking on the sea. Even the approaches of comfort and deliverance often are so mistaken, as to become the occasions of fear. Nothing is more powerful to convince sinners than that word, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest; nothing more powerful to comfort saints than this, I am Jesus whom thou lovest. If we have received Christ Jesus the Lord, though the night be dark, and the wind high, yet we may comfort ourselves, we shall be at the shore before long.
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