Jesus therefore knowing that they were about to come and take Him by force to make Him king, immediately constrained His disciples to enter into the boat and go before Him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while He Himself dismissed the multitude. And having taken leave of them and sent them away, He withdrew again into the mountain alone to pray.
But His disciples, as it grew late, went down to the sea, and, entering into a boat, were going over the sea to Capernaum. And it was already dark and Jesus had not yet come to them; and the sea was agitated by a strong wind that was blowing. And when the boat was in the midst of the sea, tossed by the waves, He was alone upon the land.
When, therefore, they had rowed about twenty-five or thirty furlongs, seeing them distressed in rowing, for the wind was contrary to them, He came to them, about the fourth watch of the night, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them. But when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea and coming near the boat, they cried out for fear, saying, "It is a ghost," for they all saw Him and were troubled.
But immediately Jesus spake to them, saying, "Be of good courage; it is I, so be not afraid." Then they were willing to receive Him into the boat. But Peter, answering Him, said, "Lord, if it be Thou, bid me come to Thee on the waters." And He said, "Come." And, descending from the boat, Peter walked upon the waters to go to Jesus. But seeing the wind, he was frightened; and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, "Lord, save me!"
And immediately Jesus, stretching forth His hand, took hold of him and saith to him, "O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?" And when they were gone up to them into the boat, the wind ceased; and they that were in the boat worshipped Him, saying, "Truly Thou art the Son of God." And they were exceedingly amazed beyond measure in themselves; for they did not understand concerning the loaves, because their heart was hardened. And immediately the boat was at the land whither they were going.