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Jesus Walks on the Water

Right away Jesus made the disciples get into the boat. He had them go on ahead of him to the other side of the Sea of Galilee. Then he sent the crowd away. 

After he had sent them away, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone. 

The boat was already a long way from land. It was being pounded by the waves because the wind was blowing against it.

Shortly before dawn, Jesus went out to the disciples. He walked on the lake. 

They saw him walking on the lake and were terrified. “It’s a ghost!” they said. And they cried out in fear.

Right away Jesus called out to them, “Be brave! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”

“Lord, is it you?” Peter asked. “If it is, tell me to come to you on the water.”

“Come,” Jesus said. So Peter got out of the boat. He walked on the water toward Jesus. 

But when Peter saw the wind, he was afraid. He began to sink. He cried out, “Lord! Save me!”

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Right away Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “Your faith is so small!” he said. “Why did you doubt me?”

When they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 

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Then those in the boat worshiped Jesus. They said, “You really are the Son of God!”

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