New International Version
The men were amazed and asked, "What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves 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!
Darby Bible Translation
But the men were astonished, saying, What sort [of man] is this, that even the winds and the sea 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?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The men marvelled - Every part of the creation (man excepted) hears and obeys the Creator's voice. Sinners have an ear for the world, the devil, and the flesh: till this ear is shut, God's voice is not discerned; for when it is shut to its enemies it is open to its friends.
What manner of man is this - Ποταπος εϚιν ουτος, How great is this person! Here was God fully manifest; but it was in the flesh - there were the hidings of his power.
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When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, "Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.
He replied, "You of little faith, why are you so afraid?" Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.
When he arrived at the other side in the region of the Gadarenes, two demon-possessed men coming from the tombs met him. They were so violent that no one could pass that way.
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