Mark 1:17
And Jesus said to them, Come you after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
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EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)
Mark 1:17-20. Come, and I will make you fishers of men — I will enable you to draw them into my true church by the net of my gospel. And straightway — Upon his call; leaving their nets, they followed him — From this time they forsook their employ, and constantly attended him. Happy they who follow Christ at the first call! When he had gone thence, he saw James — See on Matthew 4:21. Mending their nets, which they had washed, Luke 5:2. The Greek word, καταρτιζοντας, here rendered mending, or refitting, signifies also preparing, or making.1:14-22 Jesus began to preach in Galilee, after that John was put in prison. If some be laid aside, others shall be raised up, to carry on the same work. Observe the great truths Christ preached. By repentance we give glory to our Creator whom we have offended; by faith we give glory to our Redeemer who came to save us from our sins. Christ has joined these two together, and let no man think to put them asunder. Christ puts honour upon those who, though mean in this world, are diligent in their business and kind to one another. Industry and unity are good and pleasant, and the Lord Jesus commands a blessing on them. Those whom Christ calls, must leave all to follow him; and by his grace he makes them willing to do so. Not that we must needs go out of the world, but we must sit loose to the world; forsake every thing that is against our duty to Christ, and that cannot be kept without hurt to our souls. Jesus strictly kept the sabbath day, by applying himself unto, and abounding in the sabbath work, in order to which the sabbath rest was appointed. There is much in the doctrine of Christ that is astonishing; and the more we hear it, the more cause we see to admire it.See the notes at Matthew 4:18-22. Mr 1:14-20. Christ Begins His Galilean Ministry—Calling of Simon and Andrew, James and John.

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See Poole on "Mark 1:16" And Jesus said unto them, come ye after me,.... Leave your worldly employments, and become my disciples,

and I will make you to become fishers of men: which will be a much more excellent and honourable employment, as men, and the souls of men, are more excellent, and of more worth than fishes; See Gill on Matthew 4:19.

And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
EXEGETICAL (ORIGINAL LANGUAGES)
Mark 1:17. γενέσθαι: I will make you become, implying a gradual process of training; therefore the disciples called as early as possible.To become (γενέσθαι)

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