Luke 5:2
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New International Version
He saw at the water's edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets.

New Living Translation
He noticed two empty boats at the water's edge, for the fishermen had left them and were washing their nets.

English Standard Version
and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets.

Berean Study Bible
He saw two boats at the edge of the lake. The fishermen had left them and were washing their nets.

Berean Literal Bible
and He saw two boats lying by the lake, but the fishermen, having gone out from them, were washing the nets.

New American Standard Bible
and He saw two boats lying at the edge of the lake; but the fishermen had gotten out of them and were washing their nets.

King James Bible
And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He saw two boats at the edge of the lake; the fishermen had left them and were washing their nets.

International Standard Version
He saw two boats lying on the shore, but the fishermen had stepped out of them and were washing their nets.

NET Bible
He saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gotten out of them and were washing their nets.

New Heart English Bible
He saw two boats standing by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He saw two ships that stood on the shore of the lake and the fishermen who had come down from them and were washing their nets.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus saw two boats on the shore. The fishermen had stepped out of them and were washing their nets.

New American Standard 1977
and He saw two boats lying at the edge of the lake; but the fishermen had gotten out of them, and were washing their nets.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and saw two ships that were by the shore of the lake, but the fishermen were gone out of them and were washing their nets.

King James 2000 Bible
And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

American King James Version
And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

American Standard Version
and he saw two boats standing by the lake: but the fishermen had gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

Darby Bible Translation
and he saw two ships standing by the lake, but the fishermen, having come down from them, were washing their nets.

English Revised Version
and he saw two boats standing by the lake: but the fishermen had gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

Webster's Bible Translation
And saw two boats standing by the lake: but the fishermen had gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

Weymouth New Testament
He, however, saw two fishing-boats drawn up on the beach (for the men had gone away from them and were washing the nets)

World English Bible
He saw two boats standing by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

Young's Literal Translation
and he saw two boats standing beside the lake, and the fishers, having gone away from them, were washing the nets,
Study Bible
The First Disciples
1On one occasion, while Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret with the crowd pressing in on Him to hear the word of God, 2He saw two boats at the edge of the lake. The fishermen had left them and were washing their nets. 3Jesus got into the boat belonging to Simon and asked him to put out a little from shore. And sitting down, He taught the people from the boat.…
Cross References
Matthew 4:18
As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.

Mark 1:16
As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.

Luke 5:1
On one occasion, while Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret with the crowd pressing in on Him to hear the word of God,

Luke 5:3
Jesus got into the boat belonging to Simon and asked him to put out a little from shore. And sitting down, He taught the people from the boat.

John 1:40
Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of the two who heard John's testimony and followed Jesus.
Treasury of Scripture

And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

washing.

Matthew 4:21 And going on from there, he saw other two brothers, James the son …

Mark 1:19 And when he had gone a little farther there, he saw James the son …

(2) Two ships.--Better, boats, or little ships, the Greek word being a diminutive, as in John 6:23. The narrative implies that they were the boats respectively of Jonas, the father of Peter and Andrew, and of Zebedee.

Washing their nets.--There is a slight, but noticeable variation here, from the "mending their nets" in St. Matthew and St. Mark. The process implied that having fished fruitlessly during the night, they were now giving up the work, and cleaning their nets from weeds, etc., before laying them up. On the assumption that the two narratives refer to the same event, some have seen in the "mending," a confirmation of the statement in St. Luke that the "nets brake." The Note on Luke 5:6 will, however, show that is precisely what he does not say.

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. 5:1-11 When Christ had done preaching, he told Peter to apply to the business of his calling. Time spent on week days in public exercises of religion, need be but little hinderance in time, and may be great furtherance to us in temper of mind, as to our worldly business. With what cheerfulness may we go about the duties of our calling, when we have been with God, and thus have our worldly employments sanctified to us by the word and prayer! Though they had taken nothing, yet Christ told them to let down their nets again. We must not abruptly quit our callings because we have not the success in them we desire. We are likely to speed well, when we follow the guidance of Christ's word. The draught of fishes was by a miracle. We must all, like Peter, own ourselves to be sinful men, therefore Jesus Christ might justly depart from us. But we must beseech him that he would not depart; for woe unto us if the Saviour depart from sinners! Rather let us entreat him to come and dwell in our hearts by faith, that he may transform and cleanse them. These fishermen forsook all, and followed Jesus, when their calling prospered. When riches increase, and we are tempted to set our hearts upon them, then to quit them for Christ is thankworthy.
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