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Matthew 14:22-36

International Children’s Bible

Jesus Walks on the Water

22 Then Jesus made his followers get into the boat. He told them to go ahead of him to the other side of the lake. Jesus stayed there to tell the people they could go home. 23 After he said good-bye to them, he went alone up into the hills to pray. It was late, and Jesus was there alone. 24 By this time, the boat was already far away on the lake. The boat was having trouble because of the waves, and the wind was blowing against it.

25 Between three and six o’clock in the morning, Jesus’ followers were still in the boat. Jesus came to them. He was walking on the water. 26 When the followers saw him walking on the water, they were afraid. They said, “It’s a ghost!” and cried out in fear.

27 But Jesus quickly spoke to them. He said, “Have courage! It is I! Don’t be afraid.”

28 Peter said, “Lord, if that is really you, then tell me to come to you on the water.”

29 Jesus said, “Come.”

And Peter left the boat and walked on the water to Jesus. 30 But when Peter saw the wind and the waves, he became afraid and began to sink. He shouted, “Lord, save me!”

31 Then Jesus reached out his hand and caught Peter. Jesus said, “Your faith is small. Why did you doubt?”

32 After Peter and Jesus were in the boat, the wind became calm. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped Jesus and said, “Truly you are the Son of God!”

34 After they crossed the lake, they came to the shore at Gennesaret. 35 The people there saw Jesus and knew who he was. So they told people all around there that Jesus had come. They brought all their sick to him. 36 They begged Jesus to let them just touch the edge of his coat to be healed. And all the sick people who touched it were healed.

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