Matthew 14:25
New International Version
Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake.

New Living Translation
About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water.

English Standard Version
And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea.

Berean Study Bible
During the fourth watch of the night, Jesus went out to them, walking on the sea.

Berean Literal Bible
And in the fourth watch of the night, He went to them, walking on the sea.

King James Bible
And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.

New King James Version
Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea.

New American Standard Bible
And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea.

NASB 1995
And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea.

NASB 1977
And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea.

Amplified Bible
And in the fourth watch of the night (3:00-6:00 a.m.) Jesus came to them, walking on the sea.

Christian Standard Bible
Jesus came toward them walking on the sea very early in the morning.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Around three in the morning, He came toward them walking on the sea.

American Standard Version
And in the fourth watch of the night he came unto them, walking upon the sea.

Contemporary English Version
A little while before morning, Jesus came walking on the water toward his disciples.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And in the fourth watch of the night, he came to them walking upon the sea.

English Revised Version
And in the fourth watch of the night he came unto them, walking upon the sea.

Good News Translation
Between three and six o'clock in the morning Jesus came to the disciples, walking on the water.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Between three and six o'clock in the morning, he came to them. He was walking on the sea.

International Standard Version
Shortly before dawn, Jesus came to them, walking on the sea.

Literal Standard Version
And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went away to them, walking on the sea,

NET Bible
As the night was ending, Jesus came to them walking on the sea.

New Heart English Bible
And in the watch between three and six in the morning, he came to them, walking on the sea.

Weymouth New Testament
But towards daybreak He went to them, walking over the waves.

World English Bible
In the fourth watch of the night, Jesus came to them, walking on the sea.

Young's Literal Translation
And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went away to them, walking upon the sea,

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Jesus Walks on Water
24but the boat was already far from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it. 25 During the fourth watch of the night, Jesus went out to them, walking on the sea. 26When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost!” they said, and cried out in fear.…

Cross References
Matthew 24:43
But understand this: If the homeowner had known in which watch of the night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into.

Mark 13:35
Therefore keep watch, because you do not know when the master of the house will return--whether in the evening, at midnight, when the rooster crows, or in the morning.


Treasury of Scripture

And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea.

the fourth watch.

Matthew 24:43
But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.

Luke 12:38
And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.

walking.

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

Psalm 93:3,4
The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves…

Psalm 104:3
Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:









(25) In the fourth watch of the night.--The Jews, since their conquest by Pompeius, had adopted the Roman division of the night into four watches, and this was accordingly between 3 A.M. and 6 A.M., in the dimness of the early dawn. St. John adds, as from a personal reminiscence, and as guarding against explanations that would minimise the miracle (such as that our Lord was seen on the shore, or was swimming to the boat), that they were about twenty-five or thirty furlongs from the point from which they had started--i.e., as the lake was five miles wide, nearly three-fourths of the way across.

Walking on the sea.--Here, again, we have to choose between the simple acceptance of the supernatural fact as another instance of His sovereignty, or rejecting it as a legend. On the former supposition. we may see in it something like an anticipation (not unconnected, it may be, with the intensity of that crisis in His life) of that spiritual body of which we see another manifestation in the Transfiguration, and which became normal after the Resurrection, reaching its completeness in the wonder of the Ascension. We speculate almost involuntarily on the nature, and, as it were, process of the miracle, asking whether the ordinary laws that govern motion were broken or suspended, or counteracted by higher laws. No such questions would seem to have suggested themselves to the disciples. They, as yet not free from the popular superstitions of their countrymen, thought that it was "a spirit" (better, a phantom, or spectre) taking the familiar form, it might be, to lure them to their destruction, or as a token that some sudden mischance had deprived them of that loved Presence, and, therefore, in their vague terror, they were troubled, and cried out for fear.

Verse 25. - And in the fourth watch of the night. Therefore some nine hours after sunset (ver. 23, note). They had been battling for hours, and had only gone about three miles and a half (John 6:19). Jesus went; came (Revised Version); η΅λθε, not ἀπῆλθε, with Received Text. Unto them, walking on the sea (ἐπὶ τὴν θάλθασσαν); contrast ver. 26 (ἐπὶ τῆς θαλάσσης). Here there is more thought of motion (cf. ver. 29), but in the next verse the advance is almost forgotten, and the fact of Christ being on the water is all-important; "they saw him on the sea, walking."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
During the fourth
Τετάρτῃ (Tetartē)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5067: Fourth. Ordinal from tessares; fourth.

watch
φυλακῇ (phylakē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5438: From phulasso; a guarding or, the act, the person; figuratively, the place, the condition, or, the time, literally or figuratively.

of 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.

night,
νυκτὸς (nyktos)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3571: The night, night-time. A primary word; 'night'.

[Jesus] went out
ἦλθεν (ēlthen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

to
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

them,
αὐτοὺς (autous)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
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
περιπατῶν (peripatōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative 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
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative 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.
θάλασσαν (thalassan)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2281: Probably prolonged from hals; the sea.


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