Matthew 8:24
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New International Version
Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping.

King James Bible
And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.

Darby Bible Translation
and behold, [the water] became very agitated on the sea, so that the ship was covered by the waves; but *he* slept.

World English Bible
Behold, a violent storm came up on the sea, so much that the boat was covered with the waves, but he was asleep.

Young's Literal Translation
and lo, a great tempest arose in the sea, so that the boat was being covered by the waves, but he was sleeping,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Arose a great tempest in the sea - Probably excited by Satan, the prince of the power of the air, who, having got the author and all the preachers of the Gospel together in a small vessel, thought by drowning it, to defeat the purposes of God, and thus to prevent the salvation of a ruined world. What a noble opportunity must this have appeared to the enemy of the human race!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 107:23-27 They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters...

Isaiah 54:11 O you afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay your stones with fair colors...

Jonah 1:4,5 But the LORD sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken...

Mark 4:37,38 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full...

Acts 27:14 But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon.


2 Corinthians 11:25,26 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep...


Luke 8:23 But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water...

John 6:17,18 And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them...

John 11:5,6,15 Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus...

The Touch that Cleanses
'When He was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed Him. 1. And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped Him, saying, Lord, if Thou wilt, Thou canst make me clean. 3. And Jesus put forth His hand, and touched him, saying, I will; he thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4. And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.'--MATT. viii. 14. THE great collection
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Christ Repressing Rash Discipleship
'And a certain scribe came, and said unto Him, Master, I will follow Thee whithersoever Thou goest. 20. And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man hath not where to lay His head.'--MATT. viii. 19-20. Our Lord was just on the point of leaving Capernaum for the other side of the lake. His intended departure from the city, in which He had spent so long a time, and wrought so many miracles, produced precisely opposite effects on two of the
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Heaven and Hell
To-night, I shall, I hope, encourage you to seek the road to heaven. I shall also have to utter some very sharp things concerning the end of the lost in the pit of hell. Upon both these subjects I will try and speak, as God helps me. But, I beseech you, as you love your souls, weigh right and wrong this night; see whether what I say be the truth of God. If it be not, reject it utterly, and cast it away; but if it is, at your peril disregard it; for, as you shall answer before God, the great Judge
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855

Twenty-Seventh Day. Activity in Duty.
"I must work the works of Him that sent me, while it is day; the night cometh, when no man can work."--John, ix. 4. How constant and unremitting was Jesus in the service of His Heavenly Father! "He rose a great while before day;" and, when His secret communion was over, His public work began. It mattered not to Him where He was: whether on the bosom of the deep, or a mountain slope--in the desert, or at a well-side--the "gracious words" ever "proceeded out of His mouth." We find, on one touching
John R. Macduff—The Mind of Jesus

Cross References
Habakkuk 3:10
the mountains saw you and writhed. Torrents of water swept by; the deep roared and lifted its waves on high.

Matthew 8:23
Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him.

Matthew 8:25
The disciples went and woke him, saying, "Lord, save us! We're going to drown!"

Mark 4:37
A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped.

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