Luke 5:1-6 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

References for Luke 5:1

    • 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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