[20] Others have held that the entire episode is a "pious legend" (B.H. He Walked Upon the Water Encore Trax # 1250 VERSE 1 When Jesus walked upon the waves of rugged Galilee. Jesus walking on the water is depicted as one of the miracles of Jesus recounted in the New Testament. Instead, Young explores the pericope with literary-critical methods as narrative art. Branscomb, 1937), based perhaps on some lost incident; perhaps Jesus waded through the surf (Vincent Taylor, 1957), or perhaps he walked on a sand bar (Sherman Johnson, 1972, J.D.M. [12][13] R.T. France has also pointed out that the details regarding the boat being a long way from the shore, and the portrayal of Peter sinking are intended as a confirmation of the depth of the water. 32 And when they were gone up into the boat, the wind ceased. by cheetahbear5 » Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:27 pm, Post by Guest » Wed May 19, 2010 9:52 pm, Post Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. [5] According to the Pulpit Commentary, the word 'if' is not intended to imply any doubt on Peter's part. 32 And when they were gone up into the boat, the wind ceased. 18 And the sea was rising by reason of a great wind that blew. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, Lord, save me. [23], Others look for an origin in the mythic world of the Old Testament itself (Christ's victory over the waters paralleling Yahweh's defeat of the primeval Sea, representing Chaos),[24] or within the New Testament, as an originally simple story later embellished with Hellenistic and Old Testament details. [13], Cook and Evans also echo Pentecost's interpretation that the detail regarding "many stadia away" and "battered by the waves" were intended to emphasize that Jesus could walk on the water far away from the shore, on a rough sea, thus establishing his dominance over nature. Young views the text as fiction, and uses tools and terms often associated with fantastic literature to analyze it. Approved third parties also use these tools in connection with our display of ads. Jack Dean Kingsbury, Mark Allan Powell, David R. Bauer, 1999, Comparison in other versions at BibleGateway, The Life and Ministry of Jesus: The Gospels, Who do you say that I am? He fixed his eyes upon the Lord, trusted in His Holy Word. by Guest » Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:45 pm, Post I need this song for my kids church lesson.Was this question ever resolved? [17], Scholars who hold that the story records actual events do so on the basis that Jesus, as Son of God, was above the laws of nature; or, in a variation, that Jesus projected an image himself while actually remaining on the shore. By faith he walked upon the waters of the dark Galilee. 25 And in the fourth watch of the night he came unto them, walking upon the sea. [15], Scholars such as Ulrich Luz and separately Dale Allison view the pericope as instrumental in asserting the divinity of Jesus among early Christians. He contends that these methods of exegesis rely on factual interpretations and fail to capture the full meaning of the text based on its structure. [8], In all three accounts, after Jesus got into the ship, the wind ceased and they reached the shore. [13], Richard Cassidy states that this episode sheds special light on the position of Peter who had faith in Jesus and acknowledged Jesus' extraordinary powers, and by considering to walk on water himself, wanted to share in the act of Jesus before the other disciples for he considered himself closest to Jesus. CHORUS By faith he walked upon the water at the Lord's command. Post This episode is narrated towards the end of the Ministry of Jesus in Galilee before the key turning points halfway through the gospel narratives where Peter proclaimed Jesus as Christ and saw the Transfiguration. 22 And straightway he constrained the disciples to enter into the boat, and to go before him unto the other side, till he should send the multitudes away. Comparison in other versions at BibleGateway. 26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a ghost; and they cried out for fear. 28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee upon the waters. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. [14] Cook and Evans note that the "Lord Save me" cry of Peter is similar to Matthew 8:25 and Mark 4:38 in the calming the storm episode and again emphasizes the reliance of the disciples on Jesus. [22] Furthermore, the motif of walking on water was associated with kings like Xerxes or Alexander, but also rejected and satirized as humanly impossible and as proverbial for the arrogance of the rulers by Menander, Dio Chrysostom or in 2 Maccabees 5:21. He supposely died of AIDS, but when I got the tape he was only HIV, but shortly after I heard he died of AIDS. 31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and took hold of him, and saith unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? 22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. The story of Jesus walking on water as most pictures is from the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and John; it is not in the Gospel of Luke. by Guest » Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:59 pm, Post [25] In the Hebrew Bible, God gives power over the sea, e.g. For you will not fail, no your will not fail. Does any one have the lyrics to come on and walk on the water with me. Jesus Walks on the Water (). [10] Alan Robinson sees the pericope as important in establishing the belief in the early Church that the disciples viewed Jesus as the Son of God. Night fell and the sea arose as the ship became caught in a wind storm. After Jesus entered the ship, the wind ceased, and they arrived at land. When I was googling the song "Come on and walk on the water with me" someone wanted to know who sang it, and I have a tape of one person named "Ron Lema" and this was back in 1993 or so. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it But he straightway spake with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid. 51 And he went up unto them into the boat; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves; 52 for they understood not concerning the loaves, but their heart was hardened. 16 And when evening came, his disciples went down unto the sea; 17 and they entered into a boat, and were going over the sea unto Capernaum. They were frightened, thinking that they were seeing a spirit, but when Jesus told them not to be afraid, they were reassured. John's Gospel specifies that they were five or six kilometers away from their departure point. 34 And when they had crossed over, they came to the land, unto Gennesaret. Display Title: He Who Walked upon the Water First Line: He who walked upon the water Tune Title: BLAENWERN Author: Kathleen Pluth Meter: 87 87 D Date: 2015 Subject: Ascension | One in Faith #487 All instances ^ top [12] David Cook and Craig Evans note that "of little faith" is a somewhat common expression in Matthew (e.g. 8:26 when calming the storm or 16:8 regarding bread and the Pharisees just before the Confession of Peter) and may mean "of no faith". The disciples were startled to see Jesus, but he told them not to be afraid. 29 And he said, Come. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness. [19], Still, some scholars have held the view that while this event took place, it was not miraculous: Albert Schweitzer, for example, suggested that the disciples saw Jesus walking on the shore, but were confused by high wind and darkness; some scholars who accept this "misperception thesis" argue that Mark originally wrote that Jesus walked on the seashore rather than on the sea, and that John had a more accurate version. And Peter went down from the boat, and walked upon the waters to come to Jesus. [18] The meaning of the episode is held to be inherent in its miraculous nature: "The meaning of the pericope (story) ... only has meaning ... if it is understood as relating a miraculous event which really took place" (Leopold Sabourin, 1975).