Mark 1:17

17 And Jesus said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you become 1fishers of men."

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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 and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel."
16 Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.
17 And Jesus said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men."
18 And immediately they left their nets and followed him.
19 And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets.

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