Luke 5:1-16 NIV

The Calling of the First Disciples

5:1-11pp -- Mt 4:18-22; Mk 1:16-20; Jn 1:40-42

1 One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret,a with the people crowding around him and listening to the word of God,1

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    • a 5:1 - That is, Sea of Galilee
      2 he saw at the water's edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets.
      3 He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.2

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      4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into deep water, and let downb the nets for a catch."3

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        • b 5:4 - The Greek verb is plural.
          5 Simon answered, "Master,4 we've worked hard all night and haven't caught anything.5 But because you say so, I will let down the nets."

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          6 When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break.6

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          7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.
          8 When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus' knees and said, "Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!"7

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          9 For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken,
          10 and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon's partners. Then Jesus said to Simon, "Don't be afraid;8 from now on you will catch men."

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          11 So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.9

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              The Man With Leprosy

              5:12-14pp -- Mt 8:2-4; Mk 1:40-44

              12 While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy.c10 When he saw Jesus, he fell with his face to the ground and begged him, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean."

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                • c 5:12 - The Greek word was used for various diseases affecting the skin--not necessarily leprosy.
                  13 Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" And immediately the leprosy left him.
                  14 Then Jesus ordered him, "Don't tell anyone,11 but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded12 for your cleansing, as a testimony to them."

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                  15 Yet the news about him spread all the more,13 so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses.

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                  16 But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.14

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