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Luke 5:1-6 (Lexham English Bible)

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Jesus Calls His First Disciples

1 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,a 2 and he saw two boats there beside the lake, but the fishermen had gotten out of them [and]b were washing their nets. 3 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. 4 And when he stopped speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch." 5 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." 6 And [when they]h did this, they caught a very large number of fish, and their nets began to tear.i
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