Matthew 4:20

20 At once they left their nets and followed him.

Read Matthew 4:20 Using Other Translations

And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.
Immediately they left their nets and followed him.
And they left their nets at once and followed him.

What does Matthew 4:20 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Matthew 4:20

And they straightway left their nets
That is, as soon as he had called them, they left their worldly employment, and followed him; they gave up themselves to his service, and became his disciples; they not only left their "nets", but their fishing boats, and fishing trade, and all that belonged to it, even all their substance; and also their relations, friends, and acquaintance, see ( Matthew 19:27 ) which shows what a mighty power went along with the words and call of Christ; and what a ready, cheerful, and voluntary subjection this produces, wherever it takes place.

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