When they had donethis, 1they enclosed a greatquantity of fish, and their nets began to break;
7so they signaled to their partners in the otherboat for them to come and help them. And they came and filledboth of the boats, so that they began to sink.
But when SimonPetersaw that, he felldown at Jesus'afeet, saying, "Goaway from me Lord, for I am a sinfulman, O Lord!"
For amazement had seized him and all his companionsbecause of the catch of fishwhich they had taken;
and soalso were bJames and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesussaid to Simon, "2Do not fear, from now on you will be 3catchingmen."11
When they had brought their boats to land, 4they lefteverything and followed Him.
125While He was in one of the cities, behold, there was a manccovered with leprosy; and when he sawJesus, he fell on his face and implored Him, saying, "Lord, if You are willing, You canmake me clean."
And He stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, "I amwilling; be cleansed." And immediately the leprosyleft him.
And He ordered him to tellnoone, "But go and 6showyourself to the priest and make an offering for your cleansing, just as Mosescommanded, as a testimony to them."15
But 7the newsabout Him was spreadingevenfarther, and largecrowds were gathering to hear Him and to be healed of their sicknesses.
But Jesus Himself would often slipawaydto the ewilderness and 8pray.