New Living Translation
And they left their nets at once 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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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
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Twenty-Fourth Day. Firmness in Temptation.
Jesus called out to them, "Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!"
A little farther up the shore he saw two other brothers, James and John, sitting in a boat with their father, Zebedee, repairing their nets. And he called them to come, too.
Then Peter began to speak up. "We've given up everything to follow you," he said.
And as soon as they landed, they left everything and followed Jesus.
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