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But when he saw the strong wind he was afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me.” Bible

“saw.” The Greek is blepō (#991 βλέπω), and it means to see, but its range of meaning includes, “to notice, to pay attention to.” Peter was so focused on the Lord that even though he and the others had been fighting the wind, he did not pay attention to it. However, once he was away from the boat and out on the water, his attention once again turned to the strength of the wind and he “saw” it clearly.


Commentary for: Matthew 14:30