Matthew 8:27
New International Version
The men were amazed and asked, "What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!"

New Living Translation
The disciples were amazed. "Who is this man?" they asked. "Even the winds and waves obey him!"

English Standard Version
And the men marveled, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?”

Berean Study Bible
The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the sea obey Him!”

Berean Literal Bible
And the men marveled, saying, "What kind of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?"

New American Standard Bible
The men were amazed, and said, "What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?"

King James Bible
But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

Christian Standard Bible
The men were amazed and asked, "What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the sea obey him!"

Contemporary English Version
The men in the boat were amazed and said, "Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him."

Good News Translation
Everyone was amazed. "What kind of man is this?" they said. "Even the winds and the waves obey him!"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The men were amazed and asked, "What kind of man is this?--even the winds and the sea obey Him!"

International Standard Version
The men were amazed. "What kind of man is this?" they asked. "Even the winds and the sea obey him!"

NET Bible
And the men were amazed and said, "What sort of person is this? Even the winds and the sea obey him!"

New Heart English Bible
And the men marveled, saying, "What kind of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But the men were shocked and were saying, “Who is this, that the wind and the sea obey him?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The men were amazed and asked, "What kind of man is this? Even the wind and the sea obey him!"

New American Standard 1977
And the men marveled, saying, “What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this that even the winds and the sea obey him!

King James 2000 Bible
But the men marveled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

American King James Version
But the men marveled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

American Standard Version
And the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the men wondered, saying: What manner of man is this, for the winds and the sea obey him?

Darby Bible Translation
But the men were astonished, saying, What sort [of man] is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?

English Revised Version
And the men marveled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?

Webster's Bible Translation
But the men marveled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

Weymouth New Testament
and the men, filled with amazement, exclaimed, "What kind of man is this? for the very winds and waves obey him!"

World English Bible
The men marveled, saying, "What kind of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?"

Young's Literal Translation
and the men wondered, saying, 'What kind -- is this, that even the wind and the sea do obey him?'
Study Bible
Jesus Calms the Storm
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. 27The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the sea obey Him!” 28When Jesus arrived on the other side in the region of the Gadarenes, He was met by two demon-possessed men coming from the tombs. They were so violent that no one could pass that way.…
Cross References
Matthew 8:10
When Jesus heard this, He marveled and said to those following Him, "Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great 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 8:28
When Jesus arrived on the other side in the region of the Gadarenes, two demon-possessed men met Him on their way from the tombs. They were so violent that no one could pass that way.

Treasury of Scripture

But the men marveled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

Matthew 14:33
Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

Matthew 15:31
Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.

Mark 1:27
And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.







Lexicon
[The] men
ἄνθρωποι (anthrōpoi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

were amazed
ἐθαύμασαν (ethaumasan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2296: (a) intrans: I wonder, marvel, (b) trans: I wonder at, admire. From thauma; to wonder; by implication, to admire.

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

“What kind [of man]
Ποταπός (Potapos)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4217: Of what kind, of what manner. Apparently from pote and the base of pou; interrogatively, whatever, i.e. Of what possible sort.

is
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.

this?
οὗτος (houtos)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

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

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

winds
ἄνεμοι (anemoi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 417: The wind; fig: applied to empty doctrines. From the base of aer; wind; by implication, quarters.

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

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.

obey
ὑπακούουσιν (hypakouousin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5219: From hupo and akouo; to hear under, i.e. To listen attentively; by implication, to heed or conform to a command or authority.

Him!”
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 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.
(27) The men marvelled.--This use of so vague a term as "men," as applied to the disciples, is so exceptional as to suggest the thought that there were others in the boat with them. The marvel was not without a "great fear" (Mark 4:41). The Presence among them was mightier even than they had thought, and the elements, which seemed far more removed from human control than leprosy or fever, were yet subject to His sovereignty.

The spiritual application of the miracle lies so near the surface that it has almost become one of the common-places of sermons and hymns. And yet there is a profound fitness in it which never ceases to be fresh. The boat is the Church of Christ, and it sails across the ocean of the world's history to the "other side" of the life beyond the grave. The wind is the blast of persecution, and the Lord of the Church seems as though He were asleep, and heard not the cry of the sufferers, and the disciples are faint-hearted and afraid. And then He hears their prayer, and the storm of the persecution ceases, and there is a great calm, during which the Church goes on its way, and men learn to feel that it carries more than Caesar and his fortunes.

Verse 27. - But (Revised Version, and) the men. Perhaps the disciples ("Sic als Menschen staunch," Nosgen), but probably those to whom the boat belonged (ver. 23, note), the crew. It seems very far-fetched to explain it of all men who heard of the miracle. Marvelled. As the multitudes (Matthew 9:33; but contrast Matthew 14:33). Saying, What manner of man is this? (Ποταπός ἐστιν οϋτος). Parallel passages, "Who then?" (τίς ἄρα;). The term indicates the slightness of their knowledge of his character (probably not his origin, which, according to Phryn. [Wetstein], would be ποδαπός; though it may be doubted whether the distinction can be pressed in Hellenistic Greek). They seem, with Nicodemus, to have recognized that holiness was an essential condition of performing miracles (John 3:2), but not to have realized that this condition was satisfied in Jesus. That even the winds and the sea obey him. "Him," emphatic (αὐτῷ ὑπακούουσιν). The miracle! has been seen to be a parable of the security of the ship of the Church since at least the days of Tertullian ('De Bapt.,' § 12). (For the comparison generally of the Church to a ship, compare especially Bishop Lightfoot on Ignatius, 'Polyc.,' § it.) 8:23-27 It is a comfort to those who go down to the sea in ships, and are often in perils there, to reflect that they have a Saviour to trust in and pray to, who knows what it is to be on the water, and to be in storms there. Those who are passing with Christ over the ocean of this world, must expect storms. His human nature, like to ours in every thing but sin, was wearied, and he slept at this time to try the faith of his disciples. They, in their fear, came to their Master. Thus is it in a soul; when lusts and temptations are swelling and raging, and God is, as it were, asleep to it, this brings it to the brink of despair. Then it cries for a word from his mouth, Lord Jesus, keep not silence to me, or I am undone. Many that have true faith, are weak in it. Christ's disciples are apt to be disquieted with fears in a stormy day; to torment themselves that things are bad with them, and with dismal thoughts that they will be worse. Great storms of doubt and fear in the soul, under the power of the spirit of bondage, sometimes end in a wonderful calm, created and spoken by the Spirit of adoption. They were astonished. They never saw a storm so turned at once into a perfect calm. He that can do this, can do any thing, which encourages confidence and comfort in him, in the most stormy day, within or without, Isa 26:4.
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