Jesus Walks on the Water (John 6:16-21)

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In John 6:16–21, the narrative follows the miracle of the feeding of the 5,000. This passage describes an event where Jesus' disciples go down to the Sea of Galilee, board a boat, and start crossing over to Capernaum. It is evening, and Jesus has not yet joined them. As they are crossing, the sea becomes rough due to a strong wind. When they had rowed about three or four miles, they see Jesus walking on the sea, approaching the boat, and they are terrified. But He says to them, "It is I; do not be afraid." (ἐγώ εἰμι· μὴ φοβεῖσθε) Then they willingly take Him into the boat, and immediately the boat reaches the shore where they were heading.


Word Meaning
ὡς as, like
δέ however, but
ὄψιος, α, ον evening; late
γίνομαι to happen, become
καταβαίνω go down
ὁ, ἡ, τό the
μαθητής, οῦ, ὁ disciple
αὐτός, ή, ὁ he; self
ἐπί on (with G, D, A); on the account of (with D); against (with A)
θάλασσα, ης, ἡ lake; sea