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Matthew 14

Jesus Walks on Water
22 Immediately after this, Jesus insisted that his disciples get back into the boat and cross to the other side of the lake, while he sent the people home.23 After sending them home, he went up into the hills by himself to pray. Night fell while he was there alone.
  24 Meanwhile, the disciples were in trouble far away from land, for a strong wind had risen, and they were fighting heavy waves.25 About three o'clock in the morning* Jesus came toward them, walking on the water.26 When the disciples saw him walking on the water, they were terrified. In their fear, they cried out, "It's a ghost!"
  27 But Jesus spoke to them at once. "Don't be afraid," he said. "Take courage. I am here!*"
  28 Then Peter called to him, "Lord, if it's really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water."
  29 "Yes, come," Jesus said.
  So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus.30 But when he saw the strong* wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. "Save me, Lord!" he shouted.
  31 Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. "You have so little faith," Jesus said. "Why did you doubt me?"
  32 When they climbed back into the boat, the wind stopped.33 Then the disciples worshiped him. "You really are the Son of God!" they exclaimed.
  34 After they had crossed the lake, they landed at Gennesaret.35 When the people recognized Jesus, the news of his arrival spread quickly throughout the whole area, and soon people were bringing all their sick to be healed.36 They begged him to let the sick touch at least the fringe of his robe, and all who touched him were healed.

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Footnotes:

14:25 Greek In the fourth watch of the night.
14:27 Or The 'I AM' is here; Greek reads I am. See Exod 3:14.
14:30 Some manuscripts do not include strong.
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