Matthew 4:22
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. Crowds Follow Jesus

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.

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

Contemporary English Version
At once they left the boat and their father and went with Jesus.

Good News Translation
and at once they left the boat and their father, and went with 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 loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

Deuteronomy 33:9,10
Who said unto his father and to his mother, I have not seen him; neither did he acknowledge his brethren, nor knew his own children: for they have observed thy word, and kept thy covenant…

Mark 1:20
And straightway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him.







Lexicon
and
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

immediately
εὐθέως (eutheōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2112: Immediately, soon, at once. Adverb from euthus; directly, i.e. At once or soon.

they left
ἀφέντες (aphentes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 863: From apo and hiemi; to send forth, in various applications.

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

boat
πλοῖον (ploion)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4143: A ship, vessel, boat. From pleo; a sailer, i.e. Vessel.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

their
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 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.

father
πατέρα (patera)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

[and] followed
ἠκολούθησαν (ēkolouthēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 190: To accompany, attend, follow. Properly, to be in the same way with, i.e. To accompany.

Him.
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 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.
(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) . 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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