Matthew 14:26
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English Standard Version
But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear.

King James Bible
And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.

American Standard Version
And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a ghost; and they cried out for fear.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they seeing him walk upon the sea, were troubled, saying: It is an apparition. And they cried out for fear.

English Revised Version
And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is an apparition; and they cried out for fear.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.

Weymouth New Testament
When the disciples saw Him walking on the waves, they were greatly alarmed. "It is a spirit," they exclaimed, and they cried out with terror.

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Vincent's Word Studies

A spirit (φάντασμα)

Of which our word phantasm is a transcription. Rev., rather stiffly, apparition. Wyc., phantom.

Matthew 14:26 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

they were.

1 Samuel 28:12-14 And when the woman saw Samuel, she cried with a loud voice: and the woman spoke to Saul, saying, Why have you deceived me...

Job 4:14-16 Fear came on me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake...

Daniel 10:6-12 His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire...

Mark 6:49,50 But when they saw him walking on the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out...

Luke 1:11,12 And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense...

Luke 24:5,45 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said to them, Why seek you the living among the dead...

Acts 12:15 And they said to her, You are mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel.

Revelation 1:17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand on me, saying to me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:

Cross References
Luke 24:23
and when they did not find his body, they came back saying that they had even seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive.

Luke 24:37
But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit.

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