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Luke 5:2

2 He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets.

Read Luke 5:2 Using Other Translations

And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.
and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets.
He noticed two empty boats at the water’s edge, for the fishermen had left them and were washing their nets.

What does Luke 5:2 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 5:2

And saw two ships standing by the lake
Or two fishing boats; which were, as the Arabic version renders it, "detained by anchors at the shore of the lake"; the one belonging to Peter and Andrew, and the other to Zebedee, and his two sons, James and John:

but the fishermen were gone out of them;
that is, either the above persons, or their servants:

and were washing their nets;
on shore; they having gathered a great deal of soil and filthiness, but had caught no fish; and therefore were cleansing their nets, in order to lay them up, finding it to be in vain to make any further attempts with them at present; and which considered, makes the following miracle the more illustrious.

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