Luke 5:7

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.

Read Luke 5:7 Using Other Translations

And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.
They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink.
A shout for help brought their partners in the other boat, and soon both boats were filled with fish and on the verge of sinking.

What does Luke 5:7 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 5:7

And they beckoned unto their partners
Zebedee, and his two sons, James and John; ( Luke 5:10 ) who were at some distance from them, probably lay at anchor near the shore, not having put out to sea when the other vessel did, and so were not within call; but they were obliged to make signs to them, and beckon with their hands to come to them:

which were in the other ship;
mentioned in ( Luke 5:2 ) which lay by the shore:

that they should come and help them;
take up the net, and take the fish out of it:

and they came and filled both the ships;
with the fishes they took out of the net, as full as they could hold, and which they were not well able to carry:

so that they began to sink;
or "were almost immersed", as Beza's ancient copy, and another manuscript, with the Syriac, Arabic, and Persic versions read; the vessels were so heavy laden, with the vast quantity of fish that was taken, that they were just ready to sink with their burden.

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