Matthew 4:19
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New International Version
"Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will send you out to fish for people."

New Living Translation
Jesus called out to them, "Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!"

English Standard Version
And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

Berean Study Bible
"Come, follow Me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."

Berean Literal Bible
And He says to them, "Come follow after Me, and I will make you fishers of men."

New American Standard Bible
And He said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men."

King James Bible
And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Follow Me," He told them, "and I will make you fish for people!"

International Standard Version
"Follow me," he told them, "and I will make you fishers of people!"

NET Bible
He said to them, "Follow me, and I will turn you into fishers of people."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yeshua said to them, “Come after me, and I shall make you to become fishers of men.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus said to them, "Come, follow me! I will teach you how to catch people instead of fish."

New American Standard 1977
And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

American King James Version
And he said to them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

American Standard Version
And he saith unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you fishers of men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he saith to them: Come ye after me, and I will make you to be fishers of men.

Darby Bible Translation
and he says to them, Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.

English Revised Version
And he saith unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you fishers of men.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he saith to them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

Weymouth New Testament
And He said to them, "Come and follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."

World English Bible
He said to them, "Come after me, and I will make you fishers for men."

Young's Literal Translation
and he saith to them, 'Come ye after me, and I will make you fishers of men,'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:18-22 When Christ began to preach, he began to gather disciples, who should be hearers, and afterwards preachers of his doctrine, who should be witnesses of his miracles, and afterwards testify concerning them. He went not to Herod's court, not to Jerusalem, among the chief priests and the elders, but to the sea of Galilee, among the fishermen. The same power which called Peter and Andrew, could have wrought upon Annas and Caiaphas, for with God nothing is impossible. But Christ chooses the foolish things of the world to confound the wise. Diligence in an honest calling is pleasing to Christ, and it is no hinderance to a holy life. Idle people are more open to the temptations of Satan than to the calls of God. It is a happy and hopeful thing to see children careful of their parents, and dutiful. When Christ comes, it is good to be found doing. Am I in Christ? is a very needful question to ask ourselves; and, next to that, Am I in my calling? They had followed Christ before, as common disciples, Joh 1:37; now they must leave their calling. Those who would follow Christ aright, must, at his command, leave all things to follow him, must be ready to part with them. This instance of the power of the Lord Jesus encourages us to depend upon his grace. He speaks, and it is done.
Study Bible
The First Disciples
18As 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. 19“Come, follow Me, Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” 20And at once they left their nets and followed Him.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 47:10
"And it will come about that fishermen will stand beside it; from Engedi to Eneglaim there will be a place for the spreading of nets. Their fish will be according to their kinds, like the fish of the Great Sea, very many.

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.

Matthew 4:20
And at once they left their nets and followed Him.
Treasury of Scripture

And he said to them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

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