Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentMatthew 14:26
- They were troubled (etaraxthsan).
- Much stronger than that. They were literally "terrified" as they saw Jesus walking on the sea.
- An apparition (pantasma),
- or "ghost," or "spectre" from pantazw and that from painw. They cried out "from fear" (apo tou pobou) as any one would have done. "A little touch of sailor superstition" (Bruce).