Mark 1:16

And passing along by the Sea of Galilee (kai paragwn para thn qalassan th Galilaia). Mark uses para (along, beside) twice and makes the picture realistic. He catches this glimpse of Christ in action. Casting a net (ampiballonta). Literally casting on both sides, now on one side, now on the other. Matthew ( Matthew 4:18 ) has a different phrase which see. There are two papyri examples of the verb ampiballw, one verb absolutely for fishing as here, the other with the accusative. It is fishing with a net, making a cast, a haul. These four disciples were fishermen (aliei) and were partners (metocoi) as Luke states ( Luke 5:7 ).