Context / meaning
Matthew 14 [22.] Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat, and to go ahead of him to the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. After he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into the mountain by himself to pray. When evening had come, he was there alone. But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, distressed by the waves, for the wind was contrary. In the fourth watch of the night,[a] Jesus came to them, walking on the sea.[b] When the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It’s a ghost!” and they cried out for fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying “Cheer up! It is I![c] Don’t be afraid.”
Matthew 14 [28.] Peter answered him and said, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the waters.”
Matthew 14 [29.] He said, “Come!”
Peter stepped down from the boat, and walked on the waters to come to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was strong, he was afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”
Matthew 14 [31.] Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand, took hold of him, and said to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” When they got up into the boat, the wind ceased. Those who were in the boat came and worshiped him, saying, “You are truly the Son of God!”
Matthew 14 [34.] When they had crossed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret. When the people of that place recognized him, they sent into all that surrounding region, and brought to him all who were sick, and they begged him that they might just touch the fringe[d] of his garment. As many as touched it were made whole.
a. Matthew 14:25 The night was equally divided into four watches, so the fourth watch is approximately 3:00 A. M. to sunrise.
b. Matthew 14:25 see Job 9:8.
c. Matthew 14:27 or, I AM!
d. Matthew 14:36 or, tassel.