Mark 6:49
New International Version
but when they saw him walking on the lake, they thought he was a ghost. They cried out,

New Living Translation
but when they saw him walking on the water, they cried out in terror, thinking he was a ghost.

English Standard Version
but when they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost, and cried out,

Berean Study Bible
but when they saw Him walking on the sea, they cried out, thinking He was a ghost—

Berean Literal Bible
And having seen Him walking on the sea, they thought that it is a ghost, and cried out.

New American Standard Bible
But when they saw Him walking on the sea, they supposed that it was a ghost, and cried out;

King James Bible
But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out:

Christian Standard Bible
When they saw him walking on the sea, they thought it was a ghost and cried out,

Contemporary English Version
When the disciples saw Jesus walking on the water, they thought he was a ghost, and they started screaming.

Good News Translation
but they saw him walking on the water. "It's a ghost!" they thought, and screamed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When they saw Him walking on the sea, they thought it was a ghost and cried out;

International Standard Version
but when they saw him walking on the sea, they thought it was a ghost and began to scream.

NET Bible
When they saw him walking on the water they thought he was a ghost. They cried out,

New Heart English Bible
but they, when they saw him walking on the sea, supposed that it was a ghost, and began to scream;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They saw him that he was walking on the water, and they thought to themselves that he was a hallucination and they cried out,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When they saw him walking on the sea, they thought, "It's a ghost!" and they began to scream.

New American Standard 1977
But when they saw Him walking on the sea, they supposed that it was a ghost, and cried out;

Jubilee Bible 2000
But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a ghost and cried out,

King James 2000 Bible
But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it was a spirit, and cried out:

American King James Version
But when they saw him walking on the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out:

American Standard Version
but they, when they saw him walking on the sea, supposed that it was a ghost, and cried out;

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they seeing him walking upon the sea, thought it was an apparition, and they cried out.

Darby Bible Translation
But they, seeing him walking on the sea, thought that it was an apparition, and cried out.

English Revised Version
but they, when they saw him walking on the sea, supposed that it was an apparition, and cried out:

Webster's Bible Translation
But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out.

Weymouth New Testament
They saw Him walking on the water, and thinking that it was a spirit they cried out;

World English Bible
but they, when they saw him walking on the sea, supposed that it was a ghost, and cried out;

Young's Literal Translation
And they having seen him walking on the sea, thought it to be an apparition, and cried out,
Study Bible
Jesus Walks on Water
48He could see that the disciples were straining to row, because the wind was against them. About the fourth watch of the night, Jesus went out to them, walking on the sea. He intended to pass by them, 49but when they saw Him walking on the sea, they cried out, thinking He was a ghost— 50for they all saw Him and were terrified. But Jesus spoke up at once: “Take courage! It is I. Do not be afraid.”…
Cross References
Mark 6:48
He could see that the disciples were straining to row, because the wind was against them. About the fourth watch of the night, Jesus went out to them, walking on the sea. He intended to pass by them,

Mark 6:50
for they all saw Him and were terrified. But Jesus spoke up at once: "Take courage! It is I. Do not be afraid."

Luke 24:37
But they were startled and frightened, thinking they had seen a spirit.

Treasury of Scripture

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

they saw.

Job 9:8
Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.

supposed.

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

Matthew 14:25,26
And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea…

Luke 24:37
But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.







Lexicon
but
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

when they saw
ἰδόντες (idontes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

Him
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

walking
περιπατοῦντα (peripatounta)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4043: From peri and pateo; to tread all around, i.e. Walk at large; figuratively, to live, deport oneself, follow.

on
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

the
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive 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,
θαλάσσης (thalassēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2281: Probably prolonged from hals; the sea.

they cried out,
ἀνέκραξαν (anekraxan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 349: To shout aloud, cry out. From ana and krazo; to scream up.

thinking
ἔδοξαν (edoxan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1380: A prolonged form of a primary verb, doko dok'-o of the same meaning; to think; by implication, to seem.

[He] was
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

a ghost—
φάντασμά (phantasma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5326: An apparition, ghost, spirit, phantom. From phantazo; a show, i.e. Spectre.
6:45-56 The church is often like a ship at sea, tossed with tempests, and not comforted: we may have Christ for us, yet wind and tide against us; but it is a comfort to Christ's disciples in a storm, that their Master is in the heavenly mount, interceding for them. And no difficulties can hinder Christ's appearance for his people, when the set time is come. He silenced their fears, by making himself known to them. Our fears are soon satisfied, if our mistakes are set right, especially our mistakes as to Christ. Let the disciples have their Master with them, and all is well. It is for want of rightly understanding Christ's former works, that we view his present works as if there never were the like before. If Christ's ministers now could cure people's bodily diseases, what multitudes would flock after them! It is sad to think how much more most care about their bodies than about their souls.
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