8:24 They 1 came 2 and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, 3 we are about to die!” So 4 he got up and rebuked 5 the wind and the raging waves; 6 they died down, and it was calm.
8:45 Then 7 Jesus asked, 8 “Who was it who touched me?” When they all denied it, Peter 9 said, “Master, the crowds are surrounding you and pressing 10 against you!”
1 tn Here δέ (de) has not been translated.
2 tn The participle προσελθόντες (proselqonte") has been translated as a finite verb due to requirements of contemporary English style.
3 tn The double vocative shows great emotion.
4 tn Here δέ (de) has been translated as “so” to indicate the connection to the preceding events.
5 tn Or “commanded” (often with the implication of a threat, L&N 33.331).
6 sn Who has authority over the seas and winds is discussed in the OT: Ps 104:3; 135:7; 107:23-30. When Jesus rebuked the wind and the raging waves he was making a statement about who he was.
7 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence of events within the narrative.
8 tn Grk “said.”
9 tc Most mss, especially the later ones (א A C*,3 D L W Θ Ξ Ψ Ë1,13 33 Ï latt), also have “and those together with him” (with two different Greek constructions for the phrase “with him”), while several important witnesses omit this phrase (Ì75 B Π 700* al sa). The singular verb εἶπεν (eipen, “he said”) could possibly suggest that only Peter was originally mentioned, but, if the longer reading is authentic, then εἶπεν would focus on Peter as the spokesman for the group, highlighting his prominence (cf. ExSyn 401-2). Nevertheless, the longer reading looks like a clarifying note, harmonizing this account with Mark 5:31.
10 sn Pressing is a graphic term used in everyday Greek of pressing grapes. Peter says in effect, “How could you ask this? Everyone is touching you!”