New American Standard Bible
When they had done this, they enclosed a great quantity of fish, and their nets began to break;
King James Bible
And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.
Darby Bible Translation
And having done this, they enclosed a great multitude of fishes. And their net broke.
World English Bible
When they had done this, they caught a great multitude of fish, and their net was breaking.
Young's Literal Translation
And having done this, they enclosed a great multitude of fishes, and their net was breaking,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Their net brake - Or their net "began" to break, or was "about" to break. This is all that is implied in the Greek word. If their nets had actually "broken," as our English word seems to suppose, the fish would have escaped; but no more is meant than that there was such a multitude of fishes that their net was "on the point" of being torn asunder.
LibraryDecember 9. "Launch Out into the Deep" (Luke v. 4).
"Launch out into the deep" (Luke v. 4). One of the special marks of the Holy Ghost in the Apostolic Church was the spirit Of boldness. One of the most essential qualities of the faith that is to attempt great things for God and expect great things from God, is holy audacity. Where we are dealing with a supernatural Being, and taking from Him things that are humanly impossible, it is easier to take much than little; it is easier to stand in a place of audacious trust than in a place of cautious, timid …
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so they signaled to their partners in the other boat for them to come and help them. And they came and filled both of the boats, so that they began to sink.
And He said to them, "Cast the net on the right-hand side of the boat and you will find a catch." So they cast, and then they were not able to haul it in because of the great number of fish.
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