Matthew 4:22
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New International Version
and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

New Living Translation
They immediately followed him, leaving the boat and their father behind.

English Standard Version
Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

Berean Study Bible
and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed Him.

Berean Literal Bible
and immediately having left the boat and their father they followed Him.

New American Standard Bible
Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.

King James Bible
And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed Him.

International Standard Version
they immediately left the boat and their father and followed him.

NET Bible
They immediately left the boat and their father and followed him.

New Heart English Bible
And they immediately left the boat and their father, and followed him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And at once they left the boat and their father and they went after him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and they immediately left the boat and their father and followed Jesus.

New American Standard 1977
And they immediately left the boat and their father, and followed Him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they immediately left the ship and their father and followed him.

King James 2000 Bible
And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.

American King James Version
And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.

American Standard Version
And they straightway left the boat and their father, and followed him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they forthwith left their nets and father, and followed him.

Darby Bible Translation
and they, having left the ship and their father, immediately followed him.

English Revised Version
And they straightway left the boat and their father, and followed him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they immediately left the boat, and their father, and followed him.

Weymouth New Testament
And they at once left the boat and their father, and followed Him.

World English Bible
They immediately left the boat and their father, and followed him.

Young's Literal Translation
and they, immediately, having left the boat and their father, did follow him.
Study Bible
The First Disciples
21Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets. Jesus called them, 22and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed Him. 23Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.…
Cross References
Matthew 4:21
Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets. Jesus called them,

Matthew 4:23
Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.

Luke 5:11
And when they had brought their boats ashore, they left everything and followed Him.
Treasury of Scripture

And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.

Matthew 10:37 He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: …

Deuteronomy 33:9,10 Who said to his father and to his mother, I have not seen him; neither …

Mark 1:20 And straightway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee …

Luke 9:59,60 And he said to another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first …

Luke 14:26,33 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, …

2 Corinthians 5:16 Why from now on know we no man after the flesh: yes, though we have …

(22) Left the ship and their father.--St. Mark adds, with the hired servants," a fact of interest as showing that the sons of Zebedee were probably, in some measure, of better means and higher social standing than those of Jona. The absence of the name of the latter suggests the inference that he was no longer living.

The sacrifice of the disciples seems, perhaps, small as compared with others in the history of saints; yet to leave all, to give up the life of home, and its regular occupations, requires, in any case, an effort more or less heroic; and beyond it there lay the future, as yet undiscerned, with all its possible trials and sufferings, to which, by that one act, they pledged themselves. (Comp. 19:27.)

Verse 22. - Left the ship and their father, and followed him (ἠκολούθησαν αὐτῷ) . St. Matthew emphasizes the facts that they left both natural relations (so also St. Mark, adding the vivid detail, "the hired servants") and means of livelihood, and that here their continuous following of Christ began. St. Mark rather lay stress on their leaving the old life (ἀπῆλθον ὀπίσω αὐτοῦ) . And they immediately left the ship,.... More is expressed here than before, for they not only left their nets, but their ship too; which was of much more value; nay, even "their father" also, "with the hired servants", Mark 1:20 and so complied with the call of Christ to his people, Psalm 45:10 and thereby proved, that they were sincerely his followers, Luke 14:26 and might expect the gracious promise of Christ to be made good unto them, Matthew 19:28. 22. And they immediately left the ship and their father—Mark adds an important clause: "They left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants" (Mr 1:20); showing that the family were in easy circumstances.

and followed him—Two harmonistic questions here arise: First, Was this the same calling as that recorded in Joh 1:35-42? Clearly not. For, (1) That call was given while Jesus was yet in Judea: this, after His return to Galilee. (2) Here, Christ calls Andrew: there, Andrew solicits an interview with Christ. (3) Here, Andrew and Peter are called together: there, Andrew having been called, with an unnamed disciple, who was clearly the beloved disciple (see on [1221]Joh 1:40), goes and fetches Peter his brother to Christ, who then calls him. (4) Here, John is called along with James his brother: there, John is called along with Andrew, after having at their own request had an interview with Jesus; no mention being made of James, whose call, if it then took place, would not likely have been passed over by his own brother. Thus far nearly all are agreed. But on the next question opinion is divided: Was this the same calling as that recorded in Lu 5:1-11? Many able critics think so. But the following considerations are to us decisive against it. First here, the four are called separately, in pairs: in Luke, all together. Next, in Luke, after a glorious miracle: here, the one pair are casting their net, the other are mending theirs. Further, here, our Lord had made no public appearance in Galilee, and so had gathered none around Him; He is walking solitary by the shores of the lake when He accosts the two pairs of fishermen: in Luke, the multitude are pressing upon Him, and hearing the word of God, as He stands by the Lake of Gennesaret—a state of things implying a somewhat advanced stage of His early ministry, and some popular enthusiasm. Regarding these successive callings, see on [1222]Lu 5:1.

First Galilean Circuit (Mt 4:23-25).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.
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