Matthew 14:27
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New International Version
But Jesus immediately said to them: "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid."

New Living Translation
But Jesus spoke to them at once. "Don't be afraid," he said. "Take courage. I am here!"

English Standard Version
But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.”

New American Standard Bible
But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, "Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid."

King James Bible
But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Immediately Jesus spoke to them. "Have courage! It is I. Don't be afraid.""

International Standard Version
"Have courage!" Jesus immediately told them. "It's me. Stop being afraid!"

NET Bible
But immediately Jesus spoke to them: "Have courage! It is I. Do not be afraid."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Yeshua immediately spoke with them and he said, “Take heart; I AM THE LIVING GOD. Do not be afraid.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Immediately, Jesus said, "Calm down! It's me. Don't be afraid!"

Jubilee Bible 2000
But straightway Jesus spoke unto them, saying, Trust that I AM; be not afraid.

King James 2000 Bible
But immediately Jesus spoke unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.

American King James Version
But straightway Jesus spoke to them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.

American Standard Version
But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying: Be of good heart: it is I, fear ye not.

Darby Bible Translation
But Jesus immediately spoke to them, saying, Take courage; it is *I*: be not afraid.

English Revised Version
But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.

Webster's Bible Translation
But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.

Weymouth New Testament
But instantly Jesus spoke to them, and said, "There is no danger; it is I; do not be afraid."

World English Bible
But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying "Cheer up! It is I! Don't be afraid."

Young's Literal Translation
and immediately Jesus spake to them, saying, 'Be of good courage, I am he, be not afraid.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

14:22-33 Those are not Christ's followers who cannot enjoy being alone with God and their own hearts. It is good, upon special occasions, and when we find our hearts enlarged, to continue long in secret prayer, and in pouring out our hearts before the Lord. It is no new thing for Christ's disciples to meet with storms in the way of duty, but he thereby shows himself with the more grace to them and for them. He can take what way he pleases to save his people. But even appearances of deliverance sometimes occasion trouble and perplexity to God's people, from mistakes about Christ. Nothing ought to affright those that have Christ near them, and know he is theirs; not death itself. Peter walked upon the water, not for diversion or to boast of it, but to go to Jesus; and in that he was thus wonderfully borne up. Special supports are promised, and are to be expected, but only in spiritual pursuits; nor can we ever come to Jesus, unless we are upheld by his power. Christ bade Peter come, not only that he might walk upon the water, and so know his Lord's power, but that he might know his own weakness. And the Lord often lets his servants have their choice, to humble and prove them, and to show the greatness of his power and grace. When we look off from Christ, and look at the greatness of opposing difficulties, we shall begin to fall; but when we call to him, he will stretch out his arm, and save us. Christ is the great Saviour; those who would be saved, must come to him, and cry to him, for salvation; we are never brought to this, till we find ourselves sinking: the sense of need drives us to him. He rebuked Peter. Could we but believe more, we should suffer less. The weakness of faith, and the prevailing of our doubts, displease our Lord Jesus, for there is no good reason why Christ's disciples should be of a doubtful mind. Even in a stormy day he is to them a very present help. None but the world's Creator could multiply the loaves, none but its Governor could tread upon the waters of the sea: the disciples yield to the evidence, and confess their faith. They were suitably affected, and worshipped Christ. He that comes to God, must believe; and he that believes in God, will come, Heb 11:6.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 27. - But straightway Jesus spake unto them (ἐλάλησεν, not ἔκραξεν). He was evidently near them. Saying, Be of good cheer (θαρσεῖτε, Matthew 9:2); it is I; be not afraid. Encouragement, self-manifestation, recall from present terror. But the absence of θαρσεῖτε in John 6:20 suggests that it is, perhaps, a duplicate rendering of the Aramaic for μὴ φοβεῖσθε. For the LXX. commonly translates "fear ye not" by θαρσεῖτε (e.g. Exodus 14:13; Exodus 20:20). One or two second-rate manuscripts omit θαρσεῖτε in Mark, but this may be only due to a reminiscence of John. It is also omitted in Tatian's 'Diatessaron' (edit. Hemphill).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But straightway Jesus spake unto them,.... Directly, the very moment, as soon as ever they cried out, and he perceived the consternation they were in, as one truly affected towards them, and concerned for their welfare; he called out aloud unto them, not coming with any intention to fright them, but to save them;

saying, be of good cheer, it is I, be not afraid: take heart, be of good courage, do not be affrighted at my appearance, from whom you have nothing to fear; nor be afraid of the storm and tempest in which you are, I will deliver you; for it is I, your Master, Saviour, and Redeemer, and not any hurtful spirit; who am able to save you, and am come for that purpose. Christ may be sometimes near his people, and they not know him; as the Lord was in the place where Jacob was, and he knew it not, Genesis 28:16 and as Christ was standing by Mary Magdalene at the sepulchre, and she took him to be the gardener: and for want of a distinct knowledge of Christ in his person, offices, and grace, persons have wrong apprehensions of him, and are filled with dread and fears, concluding they have no interest in him; that he is a Saviour, but not of them; that their sins are so many, and of such a die, and attended with such aggravating circumstances, that though he is able to save them, he never can be willing to receive such vile sinners as they are: but when Christ makes himself known unto them, as the able and willing Saviour, and their Saviour and Redeemer, then, instead of dreading him as a judge, their fears vanish, their faith increases, and they are ready to do anything he shall order them; as Peter says in the next verse, who was willing to come to Christ on the water, when he knew who he was, if he was but pleased to bid him come.



Matthew 14:27 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Walks on Water
26When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, "It is a ghost!" And they cried out in fear. 27But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, "Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid." 28Peter said to Him, "Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water."…
Cross References
Matthew 9:2
Some men brought to him a paralyzed man, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, "Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven."

Matthew 14:28
"Lord, if it's you," Peter replied, "tell me to come to you on the water."

Matthew 17:7
But Jesus came and touched them. "Get up," he said. "Don't be afraid."

Matthew 28:5
The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.

Matthew 28:10
Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me."

Mark 6:50
because they all saw him and were terrified. Immediately he spoke to them and said, "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid."

Luke 1:13
But the angel said to him: "Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John.

Luke 1:30
But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God.

Luke 2:10
But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.

Luke 5:10
and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon's partners. Then Jesus said to Simon, "Don't be afraid; from now on you will fish for people."

Luke 12:32
"Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.

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

Revelation 1:17
When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: "Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last.
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