New International Version
At once they left their nets and followed him.
King James Bible
And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.
Darby Bible Translation
And they, having left their trawl-nets, immediately followed him.
World English Bible
They immediately left their nets and followed him.
Young's Literal Translation
and they, immediately, having left the nets, did follow him.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They straightway left their nets - A change, as far as it respected secular things, every way to their disadvantage. The proud and the profane may exult and say, "Such preachers as these cannot be much injured by their sacrifices of secular property - they have nothing but nets, etc., to leave." Let such carpers at the institution of Christ know, that he who has nothing but a net, and leaves that for the sake of doing good to the souls of men, leaves his All: besides, he lived comfortably by his net before; but, in becoming the servant of all for Christ's sake, he often exposes himself to the want of even a morsel of bread. See on Matthew 19:27 (note).
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Eversley, 1872. Chester Cathedral, 1872. St Matt. iv. 3. "And when the tempter came to Him, he said, If Thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread." Let me say a few words to-day about a solemn subject, namely, Temptation. I do not mean the temptations of the flesh--the temptations which all men have to yield to the low animal nature in them, and behave like brutes. I mean those deeper and more terrible temptations, which our Lord conquered in that great struggle with …
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"Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will send you out to fish for people."
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, preparing their nets. Jesus called them,
Then Peter spoke up, "We have left everything to follow you!"
So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.
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