Essay:Calming the Storm
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Jesus's Calming the Storm is described in three Gospels: beginning at Matthew 8:23, Mark 4:39, and Luke 8:24. The issue is how Jesus actually calmed the storm: by word, by deed, or by observation? Modern physicians -- the insights of quantum mechanics -- suggest that the calming was achieved by observation, not by word or deed.
Respected modern translations of each are as follows:
|Matthew 8:26||... τότε ἐγερθεὶς ἐπετίμησεν τοῖς ἀνέμοις καὶ τῇ θαλάσσῃ, καὶ ἐγένετο γαλήνη μεγάλη.||... Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it became perfectly calm. [or, according to a note, "a great calm occurred"]||... Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.||... Then He got up and judged the winds and the sea, and a great calm fell.|
|Mark 4:39||καὶ διεγερθεὶς ἐπετίμησεν τῷ ἀνέμῳ καὶ εἶπεν τῇ θαλάσσῃ, Σιώπα, πεφίμωσο. καὶ ἐκόπασεν ὁ ἄνεμος, καὶ ἐγένετο γαλήνη μεγάλη.||And He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Hush, be still." And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm. [or, according to a note, "a great calm occurred"]||And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Peace! Be still!" And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.||He got up and disapproved of the wind, and laid down the sea to an orderly and controlled state. The wind then stopped, and there was complete calm.|
|Luke 8:24||... ὁ δὲ διεγερθεὶς ἐπετίμησεν τῷ ἀνέμῳ καὶ τῷ κλύδωνι τοῦ ὕδατος: καὶ ἐπαύσαντο, καὶ ἐγένετο γαλήνη.||... And He got up and rebuked the wind and the surging waves, and they stopped, and it became calm.||... And he awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging waves, and they ceased, and there was a calm.||... Then He stood up and judged the wind and the waves, so that the wind stopped blowing and the waves calmed.|