New American Standard Bible
He caused the storm to be still, So that the waves of the sea were hushed.
King James Bible
He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.
Darby Bible Translation
He maketh the storm a calm, and the waves thereof are still:
World English Bible
He makes the storm a calm, so that its waves are still.
Young's Literal Translation
He establisheth a whirlwind to a calm, And hushed are their billows.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He maketh the storm a calm - God does this, and God only can do it. The fact, therefore, that Jesus did it Matthew 8:26, proves that he was divine. There can be no more striking proof of divine power than the ability to calm the raging waves of the ocean by a word. This is literally, "He places the tempest to silence."
So that the waves thereof are still - Are lulled. The ocean ceases to be agitated, and the surface becomes smooth. Nothing is more still than the ocean in a calm. Not a breath of air seems to stir; not a ripple agitates the surface of the sea; the sails of the vessel hang loose, and even the vessel seems to be perfectly at rest: "As idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean." So God can calm down the tempest of the soul. He can make the mind which was heaving and tossed, like the ocean, with anguish on account of guilt, and which trembled in view of the coming judgment, as calm as the ocean is when in its state of perfect repose. God can do "this," and none "but" God can do it; and as Jesus thus stills the agitation of the guilty soul, as he did the waves of the sea, "this" proves also that he is divine.
LibraryGod's Great Deliverance of his People. --Ps. Cvii.
God's great Deliverance of His People.--Ps. cvii. part I.--The Wilderness. part II.--From Captivity. part III. From Malignant Disease. part IV. Perils on the Deep. Thank and praise Jehovah's name For his mercies firm and sure, From eternity the same, To eternity endure. Let the ransom'd thus rejoice, Gather'd out of every land; As the people of his choice, Pluck'd from the destroyer's hand. In the wilderness astray, Hither, thither, while they roam, Hungry, fainting by the way, Far from refuge, …
James Montgomery—Sacred Poems and Hymns
Spiritual Hunger Shall be Satisfied
"Nineveh, that Great City"
The Privilege of Prayer
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.
And He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Hush, be still." And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm.
They came to Jesus and woke Him up, saying, "Master, Master, we are perishing!" And He got up and rebuked the wind and the surging waves, and they stopped, and it became calm.
Who stills the roaring of the seas, The roaring of their waves, And the tumult of the peoples.
You rule the swelling of the sea; When its waves rise, You still them.
Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, And He brought them out of their distresses.
Then they were glad because they were quiet, So He guided them to their desired haven.
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