Matthew 14:26
New International Version
When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.

New Living Translation
When the disciples saw him walking on the water, they were terrified. In their fear, they cried out, “It’s a ghost!”

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.

Berean Study Bible
When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost!” they said, and cried out in fear.

Berean Literal Bible
And the disciples having seen Him walking on the sea, were troubled saying, "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.

New King James 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.

New American Standard Bible
When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear.

NASB 1995
When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear.

NASB 1977
And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were frightened, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear.

Amplified Bible
When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear.

Christian Standard Bible
When the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost! ” they said, and they cried out in fear.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost!” they said, and cried out in 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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And his disciples saw him, that he was walking on the water, and they were alarmed and they were saying, “It is an illusion!”, and they cried out in fear.

Contemporary English Version
When they saw him, they thought he was a ghost. They were terrified and started screaming.

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.

Good News Translation
When they saw him walking on the water, they were terrified. "It's a ghost!" they said, and screamed with fear.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified. They said, "It's a ghost!" and began to scream because they were afraid.

International Standard Version
When the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified and cried out, "It's a ghost!" And they screamed in terror.

Literal Standard Version
and the disciples having seen Him walking on the sea, were troubled, saying, “It is an apparition,” and from the fear they cried out;

NET Bible
When the disciples saw him walking on the water they were terrified and said, "It's a ghost!" and cried out with fear.

New Heart English Bible
And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, "It's a ghost." and they screamed with 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.

World English Bible
When the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, "It's a ghost!" and they cried out for fear.

Young's Literal Translation
and the disciples having seen him walking upon the sea, were troubled saying -- 'It is an apparition,' and from the fear they cried out;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jesus Walks on Water
25During 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. 27But Jesus spoke up at once: “Take courage! It is I. Do not be afraid.”…

Cross References
Luke 24:23
but they did not find His body. They came and told us they had seen a vision of angels, who said that Jesus was alive.

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


Treasury of Scripture

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

they were.

1 Samuel 28:12-14
And when the woman saw Samuel, she cried with a loud voice: and the woman spake to Saul, saying, Why hast thou deceived me? for thou art Saul…

Job 4:14-16
Fear came upon 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, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude…









Verse 26. - And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit - an apparition (Revised Version, φάντασμά ἐστιν) - and they cried out for fear.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

disciples
μαθηταὶ (mathētai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

saw
ἰδόντες (idontes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 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 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 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 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

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

they were terrified.
ἐταράχθησαν (etarachthēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 5015: To disturb, agitate, stir up, trouble. Of uncertain affinity; to stir or agitate.

“It’s
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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 5326: An apparition, ghost, spirit, phantom. From phantazo; a show, i.e. Spectre.

they said,
λέγοντες (legontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

cried out
ἔκραξαν (ekraxan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2896: To cry aloud, shriek. A primary verb; properly, to 'croak' or scream, i.e. to call aloud.

in
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

fear.
φόβου (phobou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 5401: (a) fear, terror, alarm, (b) the object or cause of fear, (c) reverence, respect. From a primary phebomai; alarm or fright.


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