8:22 One 1 day Jesus 2 got into a boat 3 with his disciples and said to them, “Let’s go across to the other side of the lake.” So 4 they set out, 8:23 and as they sailed he fell asleep. Now a violent windstorm 5 came down on the lake, 6 and the boat 7 started filling up with water, and they were in danger. 8:24 They 8 came 9 and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, 10 we are about to die!” So 11 he got up and rebuked 12 the wind and the raging waves; 13 they died down, and it was calm. 8:25 Then 14 he said to them, “Where is your faith?” 15 But they were afraid and amazed, 16 saying to one another, “Who then is this? He commands even the winds and the water, 17 and they obey him!”
[8:22] 1 tn Grk “Now it happened that one.” The introductory phrase ἐγένετο (egeneto, “it happened that”), common in Luke (69 times) and Acts (54 times), is redundant in contemporary English and has not been translated. Here δέ (de) has not been translated either.
[8:22] 4 tn Grk “lake, and.” Here καί (kai) has been translated as “so” to indicate the response to Jesus’ request. In addition, because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, a new sentence was started here in the translation.
[8:23] 6 sn A violent windstorm came down on the lake. The Sea of Galilee is located in a depression some 700 ft (200 m) below sea level and is surrounded by hills. Frequently a rush of wind and the right mix of temperatures can cause a storm to come suddenly on the lake. Storms on the Sea of Galilee were known for their suddenness and violence.
[8:25] 16 sn The combination of fear and respect (afraid and amazed) shows that the disciples are becoming impressed with the great power at work in Jesus, a realization that fuels their question. For a similar reaction, see Luke 5:9.
[8:25] 17 sn Jesus’ authority over creation raised a question for the disciples about who he was exactly (“Who then is this?”). This verse shows that the disciples followed Jesus even though they did not know all about him yet.