As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee,1 he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter2 and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen.
19"Come, follow me,"3 Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."20
At once they left their nets and followed him.421
Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John.5 They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them,
and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.6
Jesus went throughout Galilee,7 teaching in their synagogues,8 preaching the good news9 of the kingdom,10 and healing every disease and sickness among the people.1124
News about him spread all over Syria,12 and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed,13 those having seizures,14 and the paralyzed,15 and he healed them.
Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis,a Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him.16