Daniel P. Barron

Matthew 14

Friday, June 11, 2021 

1 At that time Herod i the tetrarch ii heard the report about Joshua, 2 and said to his servants, iii "He is John the immerser. He rose from the dead, and because of this the miracles are working in him." 3 For Herod having arrested John, bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, iv the wife of Philip his brother.

4 For John was saying to him, "It is not lawful for you to have her." v 5 And desiring vi to kill him, he feared the crowd, because they held him as a prophet. 6 But when the birthday of Herod came, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst and pleased Herod. 7 For which reason, he promised with an oath to give her whatever she might ask.

8 So, being prompted by her mother, "Give me," she said, "here the head of John the immerser upon a platter." 9 And the king was grieved, but because of the oaths and those reclining there, he ordered to give it. 10 And sending, he had John beheaded in the prison. 11 And his head was brought upon a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother. 12 And his disciples coming, took the body and buried it, and going reported it to Joshua.

13 And when Joshua heard, he withdrew from there in a boat unto a deserted place by himself. And when the crowds heard, they followed him on foot from the cities. 14 And coming out, Joshua saw a large crowd and he was moved with compassion for them, and healed their ill.

15 But when it was late, his disciples came to him, saying, "The place is deserted and the hour is already past. Send the crowds away, so that departing into the villiages they might buy themselves food."

16 But Joshua said to them, "They have no need to depart. You give them something to eat." 17 But they say to him, "We do not have here, except five loaves and two fish." 18 And he said, "Bring them here to me." 19 And directing the crowd to recline upon the grass, taking the five loaves and the two fish, looking up into the heaven, he blessed it, and breaking it, he gave the bread to the disciples, and the disciples to the crowds. 20 And they ate and were satisfied, and took up the leftovers of the fragments, twelve basket fulls. 21 And those who ate were men, about five thousand, besides women and children.

22 And immediately Joshua compelled vii the disciples viii to embark into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he sent the crowds away. 23 And when the crowds were sent away, he went up to the mountain by himself to pray. And when it was late, he was alone there. 24 But the boat was already in the middle of the sea, being tormented ix by waves, for the wind was contrary. 25 And in the fourth watch of the night, Joshua went to them walking upon the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw him walking upon the sea, they were terrified, saying that, "It's a ghost!" x And they cried out from the fear.

27 But immediately Joshua spoke to them, saying, "Be of good cheer! It is I, do not be afraid." 28 And Peter answering said to him, "Lord, if it is you, order me to come to you upon the water." 29 And he said, "Come." And coming down from the boat, Peter walked upon the water coming to Joshua.

30 But when he saw the powerful wind he was afraid, and beginning to be drowned xi he cried out, saying, "Lord, save me!" 31 And immediately Joshua stretching out the hand, took hold of him and said to him, "Little believer, why doubt?"

32 And when they embarked into the boat, the wind stopped. 33 And those in the boat came and worshipped him, saying, "Truly, you are the son of God!"

34 And crossing over, they came into the land of Gennesaret. 35 And when they recognized him, the men of that place sent into that whole surrounding region, and they brought to him all who had it badly, 36 and they were entreating him, that they might touch only the edge of his garment. And whoever touched it was rescued. xii

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Translated by Darwin Fish. See original pdf. xiii

  1. The wife of Herod's steward supported Christ. See Luke 8:3. ^
  2. tetrarchv (tetrarchês) - basic idea of the word is a ruler of the forth, or ruler four. Herod is called a king in verse 9. ^
  3. paisin (paosin) - "servants" - also with this meaning, e.g. Luke 12:45; 15:26 - can also be translated "children" (e.g. Matthew 2:16). ^
  4. Hrwdiada (hêrôdiada) - Herodias ^
  5. Proverbs 9:7? ^
  6. yelwn (thelôn) - "desiring" - masculine participle refering to Herod. ^
  7. hnagkasen (ênagkasen) - "compelled" - found also in Mark 6:45 (same context); Luke 14:23; Acts 26:11; 28:19; 2 Corinthians 12:11; Galatians 2:3, 14; 6:12. ^
  8. Received Text adds "his" (i.e. his disciples). ^
  9. basanizomenov (basanizomenos) - "tormented" - same word used in Matthew 6:48. Found also e.g. in Revelation 14:10; 20:10. ^
  10. fantasma (phantasma) - "phantom" or "ghost." Only found also in Mark 6:49 (same context). ^
  11. katapontizesyai (katapontizesthai) - "drowned" - found only here and Matthew 18:6. ^
  12. dieswyhsan (diesôthêsan) - "rescued" - found also only in Luke 7:3; Acts 23:24; 27:43-44; 28:1, 4; 1 Peter 3:20. ^
  13. Mirrored here^

5 Responses

  1. And when Joshua came into the region of Caesarea of the Philip he asked his disciples, saying, "Who do men say I, the son of the man, am?" -- kaisareiav thv filippou (kaisareias tês philippou) - "Caesarea of the Philip" known as Caesarea Philippi. This is the same name as “Philip” e.g. in Matthew 10:3; 14:3; etc..

    And Joshua answering said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon, son of Jonah, for flesh and blood did not reveal to you, but my father who is in the heavens. -- New info? No, see John 1:41; Matthew 14:33. Yet, Job 38:36, the only way Peter could know and continue to know this is by the Father (see Luke 8:18).

  2. And you will begin to hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled. For it is necessary for these things to be, but the end is not yet. -- akoav (akoas) - “rumors” - used in the sense of “report” (e.g. Matthew 14:1; John 12:28) and for “ears” e.g. Mark 7:35; Acts 17:20; 2 Timothy 4:3; but ouv (ous) is also a word for ear (e.g. Matthew 10:27; Luke 22:50).

    For wherever the corpse is, there shall the eagles be gathered together.” -- ptwma (ptôma) - “corpse” - found also only in Matthew 14:12; Mark 6:29; 15:45; Revelation 11:8-9(2x). Every case is one killed by violence and is a corpse of a righteous man.

  3. And when it was late, a wealthy man from Arimathea came, named Joseph, who himself was also a disciple of Joshua. -- oqiav (opsias) - “late” or “evening” - found also only in Matthew 8:16 (“late”); 14:15, 23; 16:2; 20:8; 26:20; Mark 1:32; 4:35; 6:47 (“evening”); 11:11 (“late”); 14:17; 15:42; John 6:16; 20:19 (“evening”).

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