Now it happened that while the crowd was pressing around him and hearing the word of God, he was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret,a2
and he saw two boats there beside the lake, but the fishermen had gotten out of them [and]b were washing their nets.
And he got into one of the boats, which was Simon's, [and]c asked him to put out from the land a little. And he sat down [and]d began to teache the crowds from the boat.
And when he stopped speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch."
And Simon answered [and]f said, "Master, [although we]g worked hard through the whole night, we caught nothing. But at your word I will let down the nets."
And [when they]h did this, they caught a very large number of fish, and their nets began to tear.i