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Verses 32-33

Matthew 14:32-33 . When they were come into the ship, the wind ceased And that so suddenly that all in the ship were sensible it was the effect of Christ’s presence and power. He seems, also, according to John 6:21, to have wrought another miracle at the same instant, for immediately on his entering the ship, it was at the land! These many wonderful miracles, succeeding each other so rapidly, greatly affected the minds of the disciples. They were sore amazed, says Mark, in themselves, beyond measure, and wondered, namely, at the astonishing power of their Master. For they considered not the miracle of the loaves, though so lately performed, and so wonderful, and though they had the sensible proof of it before their eyes in the baskets of fragments which they had taken with them into the ship; and perhaps had been talking of it before the storm came on; for their heart was hardened, and they were so stupified with their fear, that they did not reflect on that miracle. We need not, therefore, be surprised that they did not call to mind a similar exertion of his power, which they had beheld while they sailed to the country of the Gadarenes. Then they that were in the ship Not only the disciples, but all others that were therein, came and worshipped him Fell down at his feet in a rapture of wonder, devotion, and reverence, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God That is, the Messiah, and a divine person, possessed of an unlimited power over the whole creation. Though on many occasions formerly, Jesus had given equal, if not greater evidences of his power, the disciples did not, till now, make open confession of his dignity. It seems, when his miracles came to be thus multiplied, out especially when they followed upon one another so closely, the apostles were more deeply affected with them than by seeing him perform any single miracle.

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