Search

Rebukes the Wind


And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships. (Mark:4:36)


And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. (Mark:4:37)


And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? (Mark:4:38)


And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. (Mark:4:39)


And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? (Mark:4:40)


Fearful — (dread); timid that is (by implication) faithless.


And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him? (Mark:4:41)


The character Jesus couldn’t understand, after all the miraculous things his disciples had witnessed, why they had fear.


Why couldn’t they realize that he was more than “Just” a man?


Matthew


And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. (Matthew:8:23)


And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. (Matthew:8:24)


Tempest — a commotion that is (of the air) a gale (of the ground) an earthquake: — earthquake tempest.


And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. (Matthew:8:25)


In the Gospel of Mark:


And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? (Mark:4:38)


And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. (Matthew:8:26)


In the Gospel of Mark:


And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? (Mark:4:40)


In more cases than not, the stories in the Gospel of Mark asks questions, whereas, the stories, especially in the Gospel of Matthew, make accusations.


But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him! (Matthew:8:27)


Marvelled — to wonder; by implication to admire: — admire have in admiration marvel wonder.


Luke


But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy. (Luke:8:23)


Lol, was it really necessary for the author of the Gospel of Luke to write, “And they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy?”


In the Gospel of Mark:


And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. (Mark:4:37)


And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? (Mark:4:38)


And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm. (Luke:8:24)


And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him. (Luke:8:25)


The Four Gospels were written by different authors, none of which signed their names to their works, who all had different agendas.


Below are examples of why examining the Gospels, side by side reveals that the “Anonymous” authors of the Gospels, all had different agendas:


After the character Jesus calmed the wind and water, the author of the Gospel of Luke wrote:


And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him. (Luke:8:25)


The phrase, “Where is your faith,” because of the meaning of the word “Faith” in verse twenty-five chapter eight of the Gospel of Luke, seems an odd question.


It’s like the author is “Demanding” some sort of “Allegiance” to a “Cult.”


The phrase right after that re-enforces the feeling, “And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this!”


Before the character Jesus calmed the wind and water, the author of the Gospel of Matthew wrote:


And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. (Matthew:8:26)


The phrase, “Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith,” because of the meaning of the word “Faith” in verse twenty-six chapter eight of Gospel of Matthew, also seems an odd question.


It seems like the author is using a “Guilt Trip” on the disciples.


The phrase right after that re-enforces the feeling, “Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.


The “Source,” the Gospel of Mark, the author wrote:


“And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?” (Mark:4:40)


The word “Faith” has the same meaning as the word faith in the Gospel of Luke chapter eight verse twenty-five, but the question is phrased different.


The question, “Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith,” is not demanding like in the Gospel of Luke.


It’s not trying to make anyone feel guilty, like in the Gospel of Matthew.


The question in the Gospel of Mark chapter four verse forty is a genuine attempt to understand.


A genuine attempt to understand, how, after all that the character Jesus had expounded to his disciples when they were alone:


And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other. (Mark:3:5)


And:


When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. (Mark:2:5)


And:


And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them. (Mark:1:31)


And:


And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him. (Mark:1:26)


The character Jesus just wanted to understand, from his disciples, “How is it that ye have no faith?”


The authors of the Gospels of Mark, Matthew and Luke wrote about the exact same event, “Anonymously.”


They had three different agendas.


They wanted to invoke three different responses.


In the Gospel of Luke:


And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him. (Luke:8:25)


The author of the Gospel of Luke wrote, “And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him,” with the emphasis on, “And they being AFRAID wondered “What manner of man is this!” And, “For he COMMANDETH.”


In the Gospel of Matthew:


But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him! (Matthew:8:27)


The author of the Gospel of Matthew wrote the above verse with the emphasis on, “The men MARVELLED” and “Even the winds and the SEAOBEY HIM!”


The author of the Gospel of Mark wrote in verse forty-one chapter four of the Gospel of Mark:


And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?(Mark:4:41)


This author emphasized also, “And they feared exceedingly.”


Feared to frighten that is (passively) to be alarmed; by analogy to be in awe of that is revere: be (+ sore) afraid fear (exceedingly) reverence.


The disciples of the character Jesus were understandably, “Alarmed and in awe.


The author’s emphasis was on the question that the disciples had, “What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”


Notice, there isn’t an “Explanation Mark” after the question, “What manner of man is this?”


Luke


What manner of man is this!


Matthew


What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!


In the Gospels of Mark and Matthew, the ship was on the sea. In the Gospel of Luke the ship was on a lake.

0 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

And he arose from thence, and cometh into the coasts of Judaea by the farther side of Jordan: and the people resort unto him again; and, as he was wont, he taught them again. (Mark:10:1) Resort - to j

For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt. (Mark:9:49) Salted – salt. Fire - A primary word; fire (literally or figuratively specifically lightning): - fie

And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: (Mark:9:43) Hell – a gorge