Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

He saw that his disciples were straining at the oars, because the wind was against them. Shortly before dawn he came to them, walking on the sea. He intended to go up right beside them,

New American Standard Bible

Seeing them straining at the oars, for the wind was against them, at about the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea; and He intended to pass by them.

King James Version

And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.

Holman Bible

He saw them being battered as they rowed, because the wind was against them. Around three in the morning He came toward them walking on the sea and wanted to pass by them.

A Conservative Version

And he saw them toiling in rowing, for the wind was against them. And about the fourth watch of the night he comes to them, walking on the sea, and wanted to passed by them.

American Standard Version

And seeing them distressed in rowing, for the wind was contrary unto them, about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking on the sea; and he would have passed by them:

Amplified

And having seen that they were troubled and tormented in [their] rowing, for the wind was against them, about the fourth watch of the night [between 3:00-6:00 a.m.] He came to them, walking [directly] on the sea. And He acted as if He meant to pass by them,

An Understandable Version

When He saw how distressed His disciples were, rowing against an opposing wind, Jesus came to them between three and six o'clock in the morning, walking on the water, and almost walked past them.

Anderson New Testament

And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was against them. And about the fourth watch of the night, he came to them, walking on the sea, and intended to pass by them.

Bible in Basic English

And seeing that they had trouble in getting their boat through the water, because the wind was against them, about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea; and he would have gone past them;

Common New Testament

And he saw the disciples straining at the oars, for the wind was against them. About the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. He was about to pass by them,

Daniel Mace New Testament

perceived his disciples had much ado to bear up against the wind, which was contrary; about the fourth watch of the night, he came up, and would have pass'd by them.

Darby Translation

And seeing them labouring in rowing, for the wind was contrary to them, about the fourth watch of the night he comes to them walking on the sea, and would have passed them by.

Godbey New Testament

And He seeing them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary to them, and about the fourth watch of the night He comes to them, walking on the sea; and He wished to pass by them.

Goodspeed New Testament

And he saw that they were straining at the oars, for the wind was against them, and toward morning he went out to them, walking on the sea, and was going to join them.

John Wesley New Testament

And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary to them. And about the fourth watch of the night he cometh to them, walking on the sea, and would have passed by them.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And he saw them toiling in rowing, for the wind was contrary unto them; and about the fourth watch of the night he came unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.

Julia Smith Translation

And he saw them trying to urge forward, for the wind was contrary to them: and about the fourth watch of the night he comes to them walking upon the sea, and he would pass by them.

King James 2000

And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night he came unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he saw them being beaten in their rowing because the wind was against them. Around the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea, and he was wanting to pass by them.

Modern King James verseion

And He saw them toiling in rowing, for the wind was contrary to them. And about the fourth watch of the night He came toward them walking on the sea, and would have passed by them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and he saw them troubled in rowing, for the wind was contrary unto them. And about the fourth quarter of the night, he came unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.

Moffatt New Testament

but when he saw them buffeted as they rowed (for the wind was against them) he went to them about the fourth watch of the night walking on the sea. He meant to pass them,

Montgomery New Testament

but when he saw them distressed in rowing (for the wind was against them), about the fourth watch of the night he went to them, walking upon the sea,

NET Bible

He saw them straining at the oars, because the wind was against them. As the night was ending, he came to them walking on the sea, for he wanted to pass by them.

New Heart English Bible

He saw them distressed in rowing, for the wind was against them, about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea, and he would have passed by them,

Noyes New Testament

And when he saw them toiling hard in rowing, for the wind was against them, about the fourth watch of the night he cometh to them, walking upon the lake. And he would have passed by them;

Sawyer New Testament

And seeing them troubled to proceed, for the wind was against them, about the fourth watch of the night he came to them walking on the lake, and wished to pass by them.

The Emphasized Bible

And, seeing them distressed in the rowing, for the wind was against them, about the fourth watch of the night, he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, - and was wishing to pass by them.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And he saw them greatly fatigued with rowing, for the wind was contrary to them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh to them, walking upon the sea, and seemed intending to pass by them.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Seeing them laboring at the oars--for the wind was against them--about three hours after midnight Jesus came towards them, walking on the water, intending to join them.

Webster

And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary to them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh to them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.

Weymouth New Testament

But when He saw them distressed with rowing (for the wind was against them)

Williams New Testament

And because He saw that they were struggling at the oars, for the wind was against them, a while before daybreak He started toward them walking on the sea, and He meant to go right up beside them.

World English Bible

Seeing them distressed in rowing, for the wind was contrary to them, about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea, and he would have passed by them,

Worrell New Testament

And, seeing them distressed in rowing, for the wind was contrary to them, about the fourth watch of the night He cometh to them, walking on the sea; and He wished to pass by them;

Worsley New Testament

and He saw them labouring in rowing; (for the wind was contrary:) and about the fourth watch of the night He cometh to them walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.

Youngs Literal Translation

and he saw them harassed in the rowing, for the wind was against them, and about the fourth watch of the night he doth come to them walking on the sea, and wished to pass by them.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

he saw
εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519




Usage: 0
Usage: 0

βασανίζω 
Basanizo 
Usage: 12

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

ἐλαύνω 
Elauno 
Usage: 5

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

the wind
ἄνεμος 
Anemos 
Usage: 25

was
ἦν 
En 
was, were, had been, had, taught , stood , , vr was
Usage: 410

ἐναντίος 
Enantios 
Usage: 8


Usage: 0

and



and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

περί 
Peri 
Usage: 254

the fourth
τέταρτος 
Tetartos 
Usage: 10

φυλακή 
Phulake 
Usage: 35

of the night
νύξ 
Nux 
Usage: 52

he cometh
ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424

πρός 
Pros 
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 412

περιπατέω 
Peripateo 
walk, go, walk about, be occupied
Usage: 77

ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

the sea
θάλασσα 
Thalassa 
sea
Usage: 82

θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would, will/would have, desire, desirous, list, to will,
Usage: 136

passed by
παρέρχομαι 
Parerchomai 
Usage: 13

Devotionals

Devotionals about Mark 6:48

References

Context Readings

Jesus Walks On The Water

47 When evening had come, the boat was in the middle of the sea, while he was alone on the land. 48 He saw that his disciples were straining at the oars, because the wind was against them. Shortly before dawn he came to them, walking on the sea. He intended to go up right beside them, 49 but when they saw him walking on the sea, they thought it was a ghost and began to scream.


Cross References

Luke 12:38

How blessed they will be if their master comes in the middle of the night or near dawn and finds them awake!

Luke 24:28

As they came near the village where the two men were headed, Jesus acted as though he were going farther.

Genesis 19:2

and said, "Look, my lords! Please come inside your servant's house, wash your feet, and spend the night. Then you can get up early and be on your way." But they responded, "No, we would rather spend the night in the town square."

Genesis 32:26

and said, "Let me go, because the dawn has come." "I won't let you go," Jacob replied, "unless you bless me."

Exodus 14:24

In the morning watch, the LORD looked down on the Egyptian camp through the pillar of fire and cloud, and he threw the Egyptian camp into confusion.

1 Samuel 11:11

The next day Saul separated the people into three companies. They came into the camp during the morning watch, and struck down the Ammonites until the heat of the day. Those who survived were scattered so that no two of them remained together.

Job 9:8

He alone spreads out the heavens, he walks on the waves of the sea.

Psalm 93:4

More than the sound of surging waters the majestic waves of the sea the LORD on high is majestic.

Psalm 104:3

He lays the beams of his roof loft on the water above, making clouds his chariot, walking on the wings of the wind.

Isaiah 54:11

"O afflicted one, passed back and forth, and not comforted, Look! I am about to set your stones in antimony, and lay your foundations with sapphires.

Matthew 14:24

By this time the boat was in the middle of the sea and was being battered by the waves, because the wind was against them.

John 1:13

who were born, not merely in a genetic sense, nor from lust, nor from man's desire, but from the will of God.

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