New American Standard Bible
The men were amazed, and said, "What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?"
King James Bible
But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!
Darby Bible Translation
But the men were astonished, saying, What sort of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?
World English Bible
The men marveled, saying, "What kind of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?"
Young's Literal Translation
and the men wondered, saying, 'What kind -- is this, that even the wind and the sea do obey him?'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The men marveled - Wondered, or were amazed.
What manner of man - What kind of a personage. How unlike other men! What a vast display of power! and how far exalted above mortals must he be!
Jesus spake to the winds; rebuked their raging, and the sea was suddenly calm. The storm subsided; the ship glided smoothly; danger fled; and in amazement they stood in the presence of him who controlled the tempests that God had raised; and they felt that "he" must be God himself, for none but God could calm the heaving billows and scatter the tempest. No scene could have been more grand than this display of the power of Jesus. The darkness; the dashing waves; the howling winds; the heaving and tossing ship; the fears and cries of the seamen, all by a single word hushed into calm repose, present an image of power and divinity irresistibly grand and awful. So the tempest rolls and thickens over the head of the awakened sinner. So he trembles over immediate and awful destruction. So, while the storm of wrath howls, and hell threatens to ingulf him, he comes trembling to the Saviour. He hears; he rebukes the storm, and the sinner is safe. An indescribable peace takes possession of the soul, and he glides on a tranquil sea to the haven of eternal rest. See Isaiah 57:20-21; Romans 5:1; Philippians 4:7.
LibrarySwift Healing and Immediate Service
'And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, He saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever. 15. And He touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose and ministered unto them.'--MATT. viii. 14-15. Other accounts give a few additional points. Mark:-- That the house was that of Peter and Andrew. That Christ went with James and John. That He was told of the sickness. That He lifted her up. Luke, physician-like, diagnoses the fever as 'great.' He also tells us that the sick woman's friends …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Peace-Bringer in the Natural World
Jesus Stills the Storm.
Jesus Heals Two Gergesene Demoniacs.
Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled and said to those who were following, "Truly I say to you, I have not found such great faith with anyone in Israel.
He said to them, "Why are you afraid, you men of little faith?" Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it became perfectly calm.
When He came to the other side into the country of the Gadarenes, two men who were demon-possessed met Him as they were coming out of the tombs. They were so extremely violent that no one could pass by that way.
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