MATTHEW 14:25

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.”

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Matthew 14:25 Translation & Meaning

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And δὲ But, and, etc And
in the fourth τετάρτῃ Fourth fourth
watch φυλακῇ A guarding or (concretely, guard), the act, the person; figuratively, the place, the condition, or (specially), the time (as a division of day or night), literally or figuratively watch
of νυκτὸς "night" (literally or figuratively) of
the τῆς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
night νυκτὸς "night" (literally or figuratively) night
Jesus Ἰησοῦς, Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites Jesus
went ἀπῆλθεν To go off (i.e., depart), aside (i.e., apart) or behind (i.e., follow), literally or figuratively went
unto πρὸς A preposition of direction; forward to, i.e., toward (with the genitive case, the side of, i.e., pertaining to; with the dative case, by the side of, i.e., near to; usually with the accusative case, the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, i.e., whither or for which it is predicated) unto
them, αὐτοὺς The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons them
walking περιπατῶν To tread all around, i.e., walk at large (especially as proof of ability); figuratively, to live, deport oneself, follow (as a companion or votary) walking
on ἐπὶ Properly, meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution (with the genitive case), i.e., over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc on
the τῆς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
sea. θαλάσσης The sea (genitive case or specially) sea

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  • 23  And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.

  • 24  But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.

  • 25  And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.

  • 26  And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.

  • 27  But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.




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