Mark 4:35-41 (Also found in Matthew 8:18-23 and Luke 8:22-25,9:51-62)
- I Will Follow
- Jesus Calmed the Storm
I Will Follow:
And the same day, when the even was come (Jesus saw great multitudes about him – Matthew 8:18), he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.
Matthew places these events just after the Sermon on the Mount but both Mark and Luke place the calming of the storm and the possessed man in the tombs in the evening after Jesus teaches parables from a boat as the multitude stands on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. Luke puts I Will Follow later than both Matthew and Mark.
On the way, a scribe said, Master, I will follow you wherever you go. Jesus told him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
Jesus said to one of his disciples, Follow me. But the man wanted to go and bury my father. Jesus said, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.
Another said, Lord, I will follow thee; but he wanted to go bid them farewell to those at his house. Jesus said, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
Calmed the Storm:
They sent away the multitude, and the disciples took Jesus in the ship.
Mark says there were with him other little ships.
And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship. Jesus was in the back part of the ship, asleep on a pillow.
His disciples woke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.
Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?
Jesus arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea. Peace, be still.
And there was a great calm.
The men marveled, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!