John 6:20
New International Version
But he said to them, “It is I; don’t be afraid.”

New Living Translation
but he called out to them, “Don’t be afraid. I am here!”

English Standard Version
But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.”

Berean Study Bible
But Jesus spoke up: “It is I; do not be afraid.”

Berean Literal Bible
Now He says to them, "I am He; do not fear."

King James Bible
But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid.

New King James Version
But He said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.”

New American Standard Bible
But He said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.”

NASB 1995
But He said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.”

NASB 1977
But He said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.”

Amplified Bible
But Jesus said to them, “It is I (I AM); do not be afraid.”

Christian Standard Bible
But he said to them, “It is I. Don’t be afraid.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But He said to them, “It is I. Don’t be afraid!”

American Standard Version
But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Yeshua said to them, “I AM THE LIVING GOD, do not be afraid.”

Contemporary English Version
But he said, "I am Jesus! Don't be afraid!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he saith to them: It is I; be not afraid.

English Revised Version
But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid.

Good News Translation
"Don't be afraid," Jesus told them, "it is I!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus told them, "It's me. Don't be afraid!"

International Standard Version
But he told them, "It is I. Stop being afraid!"

Literal Standard Version
and He says to them, “I AM; do not be afraid”;

NET Bible
But he said to them, "It is I. Do not be afraid."

New Heart English Bible
But he said to them, "It is I. Do not be afraid."

Weymouth New Testament
They were terrified; but He called to them. "It is I," He said, "do not be afraid."

World English Bible
But he said to them, "It is I. Don't be afraid."

Young's Literal Translation
and he saith to them, 'I am he, be not afraid;'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jesus Walks on Water
19When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the sea—and they were terrified. 20But Jesus spoke up: “It is I; do not be afraid.” 21Then they were willing to take Him into the boat, and at once the boat reached the shore where they were heading.…

Cross References
Matthew 14:27
But Jesus spoke up at once: "Take courage! It is I. Do not be afraid."

John 6:19
When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the sea--and they were terrified.

John 6:21
Then they were willing to take Him into the boat, and at once the boat reached the shore where they were heading.


Treasury of Scripture

But he said to them, It is I; be not afraid.

It is.

Psalm 35:3
Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.

Isaiah 41:10,14
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness…

Isaiah 43:1,2
But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine…









(20) See the same words in Mark 6:50. St. Matthew's account is more full here, adding the trial of St. Peter's faith.

Verse 20. - But he saith to them, It is I (literally, I am); be not afraid. These Divine words, in a voice which reminded them of his entire personality, of all his previous beneficence, of all his knowledge of their weakness and fear, are sacredly symbolic. The Church has ever since regarded them as veritably sacramental. In the darkest hour of men and Churches, in the throes of persecution in the furnace of temptation, on a million death-beds, the same voice has been heard. His Divine Personality, his infinite power and perfect sympathy, the conviction of his specialized regard and veritable nearness (as we count nearness), have scattered doubt and fear.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

[Jesus] spoke up:
λέγει (legei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

“It is
εἰμι (eimi)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

I;
Ἐγώ (Egō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

{do} not
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

be afraid.”
φοβεῖσθε (phobeisthe)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 5399: From phobos; to frighten, i.e. to be alarmed; by analogy, to be in awe of, i.e. Revere.


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