New International Version
"Lord, if it's you," Peter replied, "tell 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Bid me come unto thee on the water - A weak faith is always wishing for signs and miracles. To take Christ at his word, argues not only the perfection of faith, but also the highest exercise of sound reason. He is to be credited on his own word, because he is the Truth, and therefore can neither lie nor deceive.
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But Jesus immediately said to them: "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid."
"Come," he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
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