Matthew 4:18-20

Jesus Calls the First Disciples

18 1While walking by 2the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.
19 And he said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you 3fishers of men."
20 Immediately they left their nets and followed him.

Matthew 4:18-20 In-Context

16 the people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light, and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned."
17 From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
18 While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.
19 And he said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."
20 Immediately they left their nets and followed him.
21 And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them.
22 Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

Cross References 3

  • 1. For ver. 18-22, see Mark 1:16-20; [Luke 5:2-11; John 1:40-42]
  • 2. ver. 13
  • 3. Matthew 13:47
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