Luke 5:2
New International Version
He saw at the water's edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets.

New Living Translation
He noticed two empty boats at the water’s edge, for the fishermen had left them and were washing their nets.

English Standard Version
and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets.

Berean Study Bible
He saw two boats at the edge of the lake. The fishermen had left them and were washing their nets.

Berean Literal Bible
and He saw two boats lying by the lake, but the fishermen, having gone out from them, were washing the nets.

King James Bible
And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

New King James Version
and saw two boats standing by the lake; but the fishermen had gone from them and were washing their nets.

New American Standard Bible
and He saw two boats lying at the edge of the lake; but the fishermen had gotten out of them and were washing their nets.

NASB 1995
and He saw two boats lying at the edge of the lake; but the fishermen had gotten out of them and were washing their nets.

NASB 1977
and He saw two boats lying at the edge of the lake; but the fishermen had gotten out of them, and were washing their nets.

Amplified Bible
that He saw two boats lying at the edge of the lake, but the fishermen had gotten out of them and were washing their nets.

Christian Standard Bible
He saw two boats at the edge of the lake; the fishermen had left them and were washing their nets.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He saw two boats at the edge of the lake; the fishermen had left them and were washing their nets.

American Standard Version
and he saw two boats standing by the lake: but the fishermen had gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He saw two ships that stood on the shore of the lake and the fishermen who had come down from them and were washing their nets.

Contemporary English Version
Near the shore he saw two boats left there by some fishermen who had gone to wash their nets.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

English Revised Version
and he saw two boats standing by the lake: but the fishermen had gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

Good News Translation
He saw two boats pulled up on the beach; the fishermen had left them and were washing the nets.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus saw two boats on the shore. The fishermen had stepped out of them and were washing their nets.

International Standard Version
He saw two boats lying on the shore, but the fishermen had stepped out of them and were washing their nets.

Literal Standard Version
and He saw two boats standing beside the lake, and the fishers, having gone away from them, were washing the nets,

NET Bible
He saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gotten out of them and were washing their nets.

New Heart English Bible
He saw two boats standing by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

Weymouth New Testament
He, however, saw two fishing-boats drawn up on the beach (for the men had gone away from them and were washing the nets)

World English Bible
He saw two boats standing by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

Young's Literal Translation
and he saw two boats standing beside the lake, and the fishers, having gone away from them, were washing the nets,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The First Disciples
1On one occasion, while Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret with the crowd pressing in on Him to hear the word of God, 2 He saw two boats at the edge of the lake. The fishermen had left them and were washing their nets. 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.…

Cross References
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.

Mark 1:16
As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.

Luke 5:1
On one occasion, while Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret with the crowd pressing in on Him to hear the word of God,

Luke 5:3
Jesus 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.

John 1:40
Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of the two who heard John's testimony and followed Jesus.


Treasury of Scripture

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

washing.

Matthew 4:21
And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.

Mark 1:19
And when he had gone a little further thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets.









(2) Two ships.--Better, boats, or little ships, the Greek word being a diminutive, as in John 6:23. The narrative implies that they were the boats respectively of Jonas, the father of Peter and Andrew, and of Zebedee.

Washing their nets.--There is a slight, but noticeable variation here, from the "mending their nets" in St. Matthew and St. Mark. The process implied that having fished fruitlessly during the night, they were now giving up the work, and cleaning their nets from weeds, etc., before laying them up. On the assumption that the two narratives refer to the same event, some have seen in the "mending," a confirmation of the statement in St. Luke that the "nets brake." The Note on Luke 5:6 will, however, show that is precisely what he does not say.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
He saw
εἶδεν (eiden)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

two
δύο (dyo)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 1417: Two. A primary numeral; 'two'.

boats
πλοῖα (ploia)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 4143: A ship, vessel, boat. From pleo; a sailer, i.e. Vessel.

at the edge
παρὰ (para)
Preposition
Strong's 3844: Gen: from; dat: beside, in the presence of; acc: alongside of.

of the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

lake.
λίμνην (limnēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3041: A lake. Probably from limen; a pond.

The
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

fishermen
ἁλιεῖς (halieis)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 231: A fisherman. From hals; a sailor, i.e. a fisher.

had left
ἀποβάντες (apobantes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 576: From apo and the base of basis; literally, to disembark; figuratively, to eventuate.

them
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Neuter 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

and were washing
ἔπλυνον (eplynon)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 4150: To wash. A prolonged form of an obsolete pluo; to 'plunge', i.e. Launder clothing.

[their]
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

nets.
δίκτυα (diktya)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 1350: A fishing-net. Probably from a primary verb diko; a seine.


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