Matthew 4:18
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English Standard Version
While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.

King James Bible
And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.

American Standard Version
And walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw two brethren, Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea (for they were fishers).

English Revised Version
And walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw two brethren, Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishers.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.

Weymouth New Testament
And walking along the shore of the Lake of Galilee He saw two brothers--Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew--throwing a drag-net into the Lake; for they were fishers.

Matthew 4:18 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

The sea (τήν θάλασσαν)

The small lake of Gennesaret, only thirteen miles long and six wide in its broadest part, is called the sea, by the same kind of popular usage by which Swiss and German lakes are called See; as the Knigsee, the Trauensee. So, also, in Holland we have the Zuyder Zee. The Latin mare (the sea) likewise becomes meet in Holland, and is used of a lake, as Haarlemmer Meer; and in England, mere, as appears in Windermere, Grasmere, etc.

A net (ἀμφίβληστρον)

From ἀμφὶ, around, and Βάλλω, to throw. Hence the casting-net, which, being east over the shoulder, spreads into a circle (ἀμφὶ). The word is sometimes used by classical Greek writers to denote a garment which encompasses the wearer. In Matthew 4:20, the word net again occurs, but representing a different Greek word (δίκτυον) which is the general name for all kinds of nets, whether for taking fish or fowl. Still another word occurs at Matthew 13:47, σαγήνη, the draw-net. See farther on that passage.

Matthew 4:18 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

walking.

Matthew 1:16-18 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ...

Luke 5:2 And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

sea.

Matthew 15:29 And Jesus departed from there, and came near to the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there.

Numbers 34:11 And the coast shall go down from Shepham to Riblah, on the east side of Ain; and the border shall descend...

Deuteronomy 3:17 The plain also, and Jordan, and the coast thereof, from Chinnereth even to the sea of the plain, even the salt sea...

Chinnereth.

Luke 5:1 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed on him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,

lake of Gennesaret.

John 6:1 After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias.

John 21:1 After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise showed he himself.

sea of Tiberias. two.

Matthew 10:2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee...

Luke 6:14 Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,

John 1:40-42 One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother...

John 6:8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to him,

for.

Exodus 3:1,10 Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert...

Judges 6:11,12 And there came an angel of the LORD, and sat under an oak which was in Ophrah, that pertained to Joash the Abiezrite...

1 Kings 19:19-21 So he departed there, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth...

Psalm 78:70-72 He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds...

Amos 7:14,15 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; but I was an herdsman...

1 Corinthians 1:27-29 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise...

Cross References
Ezekiel 47:10
Fishermen will stand beside the sea. From Engedi to Eneglaim it will be a place for the spreading of nets. Its fish will be of very many kinds, like the fish of the Great Sea.

Matthew 4:19
And he said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."

Matthew 10:2
The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

Matthew 15:29
Jesus went on from there and walked beside the Sea of Galilee. And he went up on the mountain and sat down there.

Matthew 16:18
And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Mark 1:16
Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.

Mark 7:31
Then he returned from the region of Tyre and went through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis.

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