Luke 5:4
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New International Version
When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch."

New Living Translation
When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Now go out where it is deeper, and let down your nets to catch some fish."

English Standard Version
And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”

Berean Study Bible
When Jesus had finished speaking, He said to Simon, "Put out into deep water and let down your nets for a catch."

Berean Literal Bible
And when He left off speaking, He said to Simon, "Put off into the deep and let down your nets for a catch."

New American Standard Bible
When He had finished speaking, He said to Simon, "Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch."

King James Bible
Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When He had finished speaking, He said to Simon, "Put out into deep water and let down your nets for a catch.""

International Standard Version
When he had finished speaking, he told Simon, "Push out into deep water, and lower your nets for a catch."

NET Bible
When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into the deep water and lower your nets for a catch."

New Heart English Bible
When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into the deep, and let down your nets for a catch."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when he had ceased speaking, he said to Shimeon, “Take to the deep and cast your nets for a catch.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When he finished speaking, he told Simon, "Take the boat into deep water, and lower your nets to catch some fish."

New American Standard 1977
And when He had finished speaking, He said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.

King James 2000 Bible
Now when he had ceased speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a catch.

American King James Version
Now when he had left speaking, he said to Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.

American Standard Version
And when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Put out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now when he had ceased to speak, he said to Simon: Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.

Darby Bible Translation
But when he ceased speaking, he said to Simon, Draw out into the deep [water] and let down your nets for a haul.

English Revised Version
And when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Put out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now when he had left speaking, he said to Simon, Lanch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.

Weymouth New Testament
When He had finished speaking, He said to Simon, "Push out into deep water, and let down your nets for a haul."

World English Bible
When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into the deep, and let down your nets for a catch."

Young's Literal Translation
And when he left off speaking, he said unto Simon, 'Put back to the deep, and let down your nets for a draught;'
Study Bible
The First Disciples
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. 4When Jesus had finished speaking, He said to Simon, “Put out into deep water and let down your nets for a catch.” 5“Master,” Simon replied, “we have worked through the night without catching anything. But because You say so, I will let down the nets.”…
Cross References
John 21:6
He told them, "Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some." So they cast it there, and they were unable to haul it in because of the great number of fish.

Luke 5:5
"Master," Simon replied, "we have worked through the night without catching anything. But because You say so, I will let down the nets."
Treasury of Scripture

Now when he had left speaking, he said to Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.

Launch.

Matthew 17:27 Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go you to the sea, and …

John 21:6 And he said to them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, …

(4) Let down your nets.--It is, perhaps, a slight indication that the narrative of St. Luke does not give the same event as the other Gospels, that they use a different word for "net," and one that has, technically, quite a distinct meaning. St. Luke's word, however, is generic, and may therefore include the other; and the other two use it when they speak of the disciples leaving their "nets."

Verse 4. - And let down your nets for a draught. Not necessarily a miraculous draught; it was probably a supernatural knowledge which the Lord had of a shoal of fish to be found in the spot indicated by him to the fishermen. Tristram (' Natural History of the Bible ') says, "The thickness of the shoals of fish is almost incredible to any one who has not witnessed them. They often cover an area of more than an acre, and when the fish move slowly forward in a mass, and are rising out of the water, they are packed so close together that it appears as if a heavy rain was beating down on the surface of the water." Now when he had left speaking,.... Teaching the people, and preaching the word of God unto them out of the ship, as they stood on the shore before him.

He said unto Simon, launch out into the deep; he spoke to Simon Peter, being the master of the vessel, to thrust it out, or put it off further into deep water, more convenient for fishing;

and let down your nets for a draught; of fishes: his meaning is, that he would give orders to his servants, to put out the vessel to sea, to take their nets and cast them into the sea, in order to take and draw up a quantity of fish, which was their business. 4. for a draught—munificent recompense for the use of his boat.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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