New American Standard Bible
And He said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men."
King James Bible
And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
Darby Bible Translation
and he says to them, Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.
World English Bible
He said to them, "Come after me, and I will make you fishers for men."
Young's Literal Translation
and he saith to them, 'Come ye after me, and I will make you fishers of men,'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Fishers of men - Ministers or preachers of the gospel, whose business it shall be to win souls to Christ.
LibraryThe Springing of the Great Light
'Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, He departed into Galilee; 13. And leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim: 14. That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, 15. The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; 16. The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
July the Thirteenth Plain Glass
Jesus Sets Out from Judæa for Galilee.
General Account of Jesus' Teaching.
"And it will come about that fishermen will stand beside it; from Engedi to Eneglaim there will be a place for the spreading of nets. Their fish will be according to their kinds, like the fish of the Great Sea, very many.
Now as Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.
Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.
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