Mark 1:16

The First Disciples

16 As He was passing along by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew, Simon's brother. They were casting a net into the sea, since they were fishermen.

Mark 1:16 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 1:16

Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee
The same with the sea of Tiberias, ( John 6:1 ) ,

he saw Simon:
whose surname was Peter, the son of Jonas:

and Andrew his brother;
the brother of Simon,

casting a net into the sea;
of Galilee, in order to catch fish:

for they were fishers:
by occupation, this was their trade and business, by which they got their livelihood; (See Gill on Matthew 4:18).

Mark 1:16 In-Context

14 After John was arrested, Jesus went to Galilee, preaching the good news of God:
15 "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe in the good news!"
16 As He was passing along by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew, Simon's brother. They were casting a net into the sea, since they were fishermen.
17 "Follow Me," Jesus told them, "and I will make you fish for people!"
18 Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.