New Living Translation
Jesus called out to them, "Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!"
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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LibraryLight for those who Sit in Darkness
From the text it appears that some are in greater darkness than others; and that, secondly, for such there is a hope of light; but that, thirdly, the light which will come to them lies all in Christ; and, fourthly (joyful news!) that light is already sprung up all around them: they have but to open their eyes to delight in it. I. SOME SOULS ARE IN GREATER DARKNESS THAN OTHERS. It appears from the text that it was so in Christ's days, and certainly it is so now. Divine sovereignty runs through all …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
How to Become Fishers of Men
Christ's First and Last Subject
Twenty-Fourth Day. Firmness in Temptation.
Fishermen will stand along the shores of the Dead Sea. All the way from En-gedi to En-eglaim, the shores will be covered with nets drying in the sun. Fish of every kind will fill the Dead Sea, just as they fill the Mediterranean.
One day as Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers--Simon, also called Peter, and Andrew--throwing a net into the water, for they fished for a living.
And they left their nets at once and followed him.
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