Matthew 14:31
New International Version
Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. "You of little faith," he said, "why did you doubt?"

New Living Translation
Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. "You have so little faith," Jesus said. "Why did you doubt me?"

English Standard Version
Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”

Berean Study Bible
Immediately Jesus reached out His hand and took hold of Peter. “You of little faith,” He said, “why did you doubt?”

Berean Literal Bible
And immediately Jesus having stretched out the hand, took hold of him and says to him, "O Little faith, why did you waver?"

New American Standard Bible
Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, "You of little faith, why did you doubt?"

King James Bible
And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

Christian Standard Bible
Immediately Jesus reached out his hand, caught hold of him, and said to him, "You of little faith, why did you doubt?"

Contemporary English Version
At once, Jesus reached out his hand. He helped Peter up and said, "You surely don't have much faith. Why do you doubt?"

Good News Translation
At once Jesus reached out and grabbed hold of him and said, "What little faith you have! Why did you doubt?"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Immediately Jesus reached out His hand, caught hold of him, and said to him, "You of little faith, why did you doubt?"

International Standard Version
At once Jesus reached out his hand, caught him, and asked him, "You who have so little faith, why did you doubt?"

NET Bible
Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, "You of little faith, why did you doubt?"

New Heart English Bible
Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand, took hold of him, and said to him, "You of little faith, why did you doubt?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And immediately our Lord stretched out his hand and he held him and said to him, “Oh small of faith! Why did you doubt?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Immediately, Jesus reached out, caught hold of him, and said, "You have so little faith! Why did you doubt?"

New American Standard 1977
And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand and caught him and said unto him, O thou of little faith, why didst thou doubt?

King James 2000 Bible
And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O you of little faith, why did you doubt?

American King James Version
And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said to him, O you of little faith, why did you doubt?

American Standard Version
And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and took hold of him, and saith unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And immediately Jesus stretching forth his hand took hold of him, and said to him: O thou of little faith, why didst thou doubt?

Darby Bible Translation
And immediately Jesus stretched out his hand and caught hold of him, and says to him, O thou of little faith, why didst thou doubt?

English Revised Version
And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and took hold of him, and saith unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

Webster's Bible Translation
And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said to him, O thou of little faith, Why didst thou doubt?

Weymouth New Testament
Instantly Jesus stretched out His hand and caught hold of him, saying to him, "O little faith, why did you doubt?"

World English Bible
Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand, took hold of him, and said to him, "You of little faith, why did you doubt?"

Young's Literal Translation
And immediately Jesus, having stretched forth the hand, laid hold of him, and saith to him, 'Little faith! for what didst thou waver?'
Study Bible
Jesus Walks on Water
30But when he saw the strength of the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31Immediately Jesus reached out His hand and took hold of Peter. “You of little faith,” He said, “why did you doubt?” 32And when they had climbed back into the boat, the wind died down.…
Cross References
Matthew 6:30
If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

Matthew 8:26
"You of little faith," Jesus replied, "why are you so afraid?" Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it was perfectly calm.

Matthew 14:30
But when he saw the strength of the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord, save me!"

Matthew 14:32
And when they had climbed back into the boat, the wind died down.

Matthew 16:8
Aware of their conversation, Jesus said, "You of little faith, why are you talking among yourselves about having no bread?

Mark 4:40
"Why are you so afraid?" He asked. "Do you still have no faith?"

Treasury of Scripture

And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said to him, O you of little faith, why did you doubt?

stretched.

Psalm 138:7
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.

Isaiah 63:12
That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an everlasting name?

Mark 1:31,41
And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them…

and caught.

Genesis 22:14
And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.

Deuteronomy 32:36
For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that their power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left.

Mark 16:7
But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.

O thou.

Matthew 8:26
And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.

Matthew 16:8
Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread?

Matthew 17:20
And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.







Lexicon
Immediately
Εὐθέως (Eutheōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2112: Immediately, soon, at once. Adverb from euthus; directly, i.e. At once or soon.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

reached out
ἐκτείνας (ekteinas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1614: To stretch out (forth), cast forth (as of an anchor), lay hands on. From ek and teino; to extend.

[His]
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.

hand
χεῖρα (cheira)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5495: A hand.

[and] took hold
ἐπελάβετο (epelabeto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1949: To lay hold of, take hold of, seize (sometimes with beneficent, sometimes with hostile, intent).

of [Peter].
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 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.

“[You] of little faith,”
Ὀλιγόπιστε (Oligopiste)
Adjective - Vocative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3640: Of little faith. From oligos and pistis; incredulous, i.e. Lacking confidence.

He said,
λέγει (legei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

“why
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

did you doubt?”
ἐδίστασας (edistasas)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1365: To waver, doubt, hesitate. From dis; properly, to duplicate, i.e. to waver.
Verse 31. - And immediately. Without any waste of time, just as in ver. 27. Jesus stretched forth his hand. So that St. Peter had come up to him (ver. 29). And caught him; and took hold of him (Revised Version, ἐπελάβετο αὐτοῦ: cf. Hebrews 2:16; Hebrews 8:9). And said; saith (Revised Version). The writer passes to more vivid narration. Unto him, O thou of little faith (o)ligo/piste); Matthew 6:30, note. But in Matthew 17:20 (Westcott and Hort) the substantive is used of faith in a more active sense. Wherefore (εἰς τί); "למה, literally rendered" (Dr. Guillemard). Didst thou doubt? (ἐδίστασας). In the New Testament, Matthew 28:17 only. Christ saves first, and rebukes afterwards. Perhaps the need for help was more immediate than in ch. 8:26, or possibly the fervency of St. Peter's love deserved gentler treatment. 14:22-33 Those are not Christ's followers who cannot enjoy being alone with God and their own hearts. It is good, upon special occasions, and when we find our hearts enlarged, to continue long in secret prayer, and in pouring out our hearts before the Lord. It is no new thing for Christ's disciples to meet with storms in the way of duty, but he thereby shows himself with the more grace to them and for them. He can take what way he pleases to save his people. But even appearances of deliverance sometimes occasion trouble and perplexity to God's people, from mistakes about Christ. Nothing ought to affright those that have Christ near them, and know he is theirs; not death itself. Peter walked upon the water, not for diversion or to boast of it, but to go to Jesus; and in that he was thus wonderfully borne up. Special supports are promised, and are to be expected, but only in spiritual pursuits; nor can we ever come to Jesus, unless we are upheld by his power. Christ bade Peter come, not only that he might walk upon the water, and so know his Lord's power, but that he might know his own weakness. And the Lord often lets his servants have their choice, to humble and prove them, and to show the greatness of his power and grace. When we look off from Christ, and look at the greatness of opposing difficulties, we shall begin to fall; but when we call to him, he will stretch out his arm, and save us. Christ is the great Saviour; those who would be saved, must come to him, and cry to him, for salvation; we are never brought to this, till we find ourselves sinking: the sense of need drives us to him. He rebuked Peter. Could we but believe more, we should suffer less. The weakness of faith, and the prevailing of our doubts, displease our Lord Jesus, for there is no good reason why Christ's disciples should be of a doubtful mind. Even in a stormy day he is to them a very present help. None but the world's Creator could multiply the loaves, none but its Governor could tread upon the waters of the sea: the disciples yield to the evidence, and confess their faith. They were suitably affected, and worshipped Christ. He that comes to God, must believe; and he that believes in God, will come, Heb 11:6.
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