John 6:18
New International Version
A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough.

New Living Translation
Soon a gale swept down upon them, and the sea grew very rough.

English Standard Version
The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing.

Berean Study Bible
A strong wind was blowing and the sea grew agitated.

Berean Literal Bible
The sea was agitated and a strong wind is blowing.

New American Standard Bible
The sea began to be stirred up because a strong wind was blowing.

King James Bible
And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew.

Christian Standard Bible
A high wind arose, and the sea began to churn.

Contemporary English Version
and a strong wind was making the water rough.

Good News Translation
By then a strong wind was blowing and stirring up the water.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then a high wind arose, and the sea began to churn.

International Standard Version
A strong wind was blowing, and the sea was getting rough.

NET Bible
By now a strong wind was blowing and the sea was getting rough.

New Heart English Bible
The sea was tossed by a great wind blowing.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But the sea rose up against them because a great wind was blowing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A strong wind started to blow and stir up the sea.

New American Standard 1977
And the sea began to be stirred up because a strong wind was blowing.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew.

King James 2000 Bible
And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew.

American King James Version
And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew.

American Standard Version
And the sea was rising by reason of a great wind that blew.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the sea arose, by reason of a great wind that blew.

Darby Bible Translation
and the sea was agitated by a strong wind blowing.

English Revised Version
And the sea was rising by reason of a great wind that blew.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew.

Weymouth New Testament
The Lake also was getting rough, because a strong wind was blowing.

World English Bible
The sea was tossed by a great wind blowing.

Young's Literal Translation
the sea also -- a great wind blowing -- was being raised,
Study Bible
Jesus Walks on Water
17got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was already dark, and Jesus had not yet gone out to them. 18A strong wind was blowing and the sea grew agitated. 19When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the sea—and they were terrified.…
Cross References
John 6:17
got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was already dark, and Jesus had not yet gone out to them.

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.

Treasury of Scripture

And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew.

Psalm 107:25
For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.

Psalm 135:7
He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.

Matthew 14:24
But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.







Lexicon
A strong
μεγάλου (megalou)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3173: Large, great, in the widest sense.

wind
ἀνέμου (anemou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 417: The wind; fig: applied to empty doctrines. From the base of aer; wind; by implication, quarters.

was blowing
πνέοντος (pneontos)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4154: To blow, breathe, as the wind. A primary word; to breathe hard, i.e. Breeze.

and
τε (te)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 5037: And, both. A primary particle of connection or addition; both or also.

the
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

sea
θάλασσα (thalassa)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2281: Probably prolonged from hals; the sea.

grew agitated.
διεγείρετο (diegeireto)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1326: To wake out of sleep, arouse in general, stir up. From dia and egeiro; to wake fully; i.e. Arouse.
(18) And the sea arose.--Better, was rising. The tense is still imperfect, describing the scene as it took place. The sea was then being agitated by the wind.

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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