Mark 1:17

17 "Follow Me," Jesus told them, "and I will make you fish for[a] people!"

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Mark 1:17 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 1:17

And Jesus said unto them, come ye after me
Leave your worldly employments, and become my disciples,

and I will make you to become fishers of men:
which will be a much more excellent and honourable employment, as men, and the souls of men, are more excellent, and of more worth than fishes; (See Gill on Matthew 4:19).

Mark 1:17 In-Context

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.
19 Going on a little farther, He saw James the son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in their boat mending their nets.

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  • [a]. Lit you to become fishers of