New American Standard Bible
But the boat was already a long distance from the land, battered by the waves; for the wind was contrary.
King James Bible
But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.
Darby Bible Translation
but the ship was already in the middle of the sea tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.
World English Bible
But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, distressed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.
Young's Literal Translation
and the boat was now in the midst of the sea, distressed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But the ship was now in the midst of the sea - John says they had sailed about 25 or 30 furlongs. About 7 1/2 Jewish furlongs made a mile; so that the distance they had salted was not more than about 4 miles. At no place is the Sea of Tiberias much more than 10 miles in breadth, so that they were literally in the midst of the sea.
LibraryPeter on the Waves
'And Peter answered Him and said, Lord, if it be Thou, bid me come unto Thee on the water.'--MATT. xiv. 28. We owe this account of an episode in the miracle of Christ's walking on the waters to Matthew alone. Singularly enough there is no reference to Peter's venturesomeness and failure in the Gospel which is generally believed to have been written under his special inspection and suggestion. Mark passes by that part of the narrative without a word. That may be because Peter was somewhat ashamed …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The King's Highway
Be of Good Cheer.
The Rationalistic Explanation.
for he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And considerable numbers were brought to the Lord.
From there we put out to sea and sailed under the shelter of Cyprus because the winds were contrary.
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