Matthew 4:18-25 NAS

The First Disciples

18 1Now as Jesus was walking by 2the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, 3Simon who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.
19 And He said to them, "aFollow * Me, and I will make you fishers of men."

References for Matthew 4:19

    • – 4:19 - Lit "Come here after Me"
      20 Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.
      21 Going on from there He saw two other brothers, b4James the son of Zebedee, and cJohn his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and He called them.

      References for Matthew 4:21

        • — 4:21 - Or "Jacob;" James is the Eng form of Jacob
        • ˜ 4:21 - Gr "Joannes", Heb "Johanan"
          22 Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.

          Ministry in Galilee

          24 The news about Him spread 9throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all who were ill *, those suffering with various diseases and pains, 10demoniacs, e11epileptics, 12paralytics; and He healed them.
          25 Large crowds 13followed Him from Galilee and 14the Decapolis and Jerusalem and Judea and from 15beyond the Jordan.

          References for Matthew 4:25