New American Standard Bible
Peter said to Him, "Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water."
King James Bible
And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
Darby Bible Translation
And Peter answering him said, Lord, if it be thou, command me to come to thee upon the waters.
World English Bible
Peter answered him and said, "Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the waters."
Young's Literal Translation
And Peter answering him said, 'Sir, if it is thou, bid me come to thee upon the waters;'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And Peter answered ... - Here is an instance of the characteristic ardor and rashness of Peter. He had less real faith than he supposed, and more ardor than his faith would justify. He was rash, headlong, incautious, really attached to Jesus, but still easily daunted and prone to fall. He was afraid, therefore, when in danger, and, sinking, cried again for help. Thus he was suffered to learn his own character, and his dependence on Jesus: a lesson which all Christians are permitted sooner or later to learn by dear-bought experience.
LibraryPeter on the Waves
'And Peter answered Him and said, Lord, if it be Thou, bid me come unto Thee on the water.'--MATT. xiv. 28. We owe this account of an episode in the miracle of Christ's walking on the waters to Matthew alone. Singularly enough there is no reference to Peter's venturesomeness and failure in the Gospel which is generally believed to have been written under his special inspection and suggestion. Mark passes by that part of the narrative without a word. That may be because Peter was somewhat ashamed …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
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The Rationalistic Explanation.
But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, "Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid."
And He said, "Come!" And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.
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