4:37 Now 1 a great windstorm 2 developed and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was nearly swamped. 4:38 But 3 he was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. They woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care that we are about to die?” 4:39 So 4 he got up and rebuked 5 the wind, and said to the sea, 6 “Be quiet! Calm down!” Then 7 the wind stopped, and it was dead calm.
1 tn Grk “And.” Here καί (kai) has been translated as “now” to indicate the transition to a new topic.
2 tn Or “a squall.”
sn 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.
3 tn Grk “And.” Here καί (kai) has been translated as “but” to indicate the contrast present in this context.
4 tn Grk “And.” Here καί (kai) has been translated as “so” to indicate the implied result of previous action(s) in the narrative.
5 tn Or “commanded” (often with the implication of a threat, L&N 33.331).
7 tn Grk “And.” Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence of events within the narrative.