They were terrified and asked each other, "Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!"
They became very much afraid and said to one another, "Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?"
And they were filled with awe and said among themselves, "Who is this man, that even the wind and waves obey him?"
They were in absolute awe, staggered. "Who is this, anyway?" they asked. "Wind and sea at his beck and call!"
And their fear was great, and they said one to another, Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea do his orders?
And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, "Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?"
And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, "Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!"
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1 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.
2 sn This section in Mark (4:35-5:43) contains four miracles: (1) the calming of the storm; (2) the exorcism of the demon-possessed man; (3) the giving of life to Jairus’ daughter; (4) the healing of the woman hemorrhaging for twelve years. All these miracles demonstrate Jesus’ right to proclaim the kingdom message and his sovereign authority over forces, directly or indirectly, hostile to the kingdom. The last three may have been brought together to show that Jesus had power over all defilement, since contact with graves, blood, or a corpse was regarded under Jewish law as causing a state of ritual uncleanness.