Luke 5:6

6 When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break.

Luke 5:6 in Other Translations

KJV
6 And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.
ESV
6 And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking.
NLT
6 And this time their nets were so full of fish they began to tear!
MSG
6 It was no sooner said than done - a huge haul of fish, straining the nets past capacity.
CSB
6 When they did this, they caught a great number of fish, and their nets began to tear.

Luke 5:6 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 5:6

And when they had done this
Had put the ship out further to sea, and had let down their net:

they enclosed a great multitude of fish;
in their net, which by the secret divine power of Christ, were gathered together just in that place, where by his order they cast the net:

and their net brake;
with the weight and number, of the fishes, yet not so as to let the fish out; the Arabic version reads, "it was within a little that their nets were broke": they were just upon breaking, the draught was so numerous, the struggling so great, and the weight so heavy.

Luke 5:6 In-Context

4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”
5 Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”
6 When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break.
7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.
8 When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!”

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