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.

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.

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

New King James Version
and immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.

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

NASB 1995
Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.

NASB 1977
And they immediately left the boat and their father, and followed Him.

Amplified Bible
Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him [becoming His disciples, believing and trusting in Him and following His example].

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

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

American Standard Version
And they straightway 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.

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

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

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

Good News Translation
and at once they left the boat and their father, and went with him.

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

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

Literal Standard Version
and they, immediately, having left the boat and their father, 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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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, 22 and 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.









(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) .

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

immediately
εὐθέως (eutheōs)
Adverb
Strong's 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 863: From apo and hiemi; to send forth, in various applications.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 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 4143: A ship, vessel, boat. From pleo; a sailer, i.e. Vessel.

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

their
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 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.

father
πατέρα (patera)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 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 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 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.


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