Bible: Lk 5:1-11

The Call of the Disciples

5:1 Now 1  Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, 2  and the crowd was pressing around him 3  to hear the word of God. 5:2 He 4  saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gotten out of them and were washing their nets. 5:3 He got into 5  one of the boats, which was Simon’s, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then 6  Jesus 7  sat down 8  and taught the crowds from the boat. 5:4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and lower 9  your nets for a catch.” 5:5 Simon 10  answered, 11 Master, 12  we worked hard all night and caught nothing! But at your word 13  I will lower 14  the nets.” 5:6 When 15  they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets started to tear. 16  5:7 So 17  they motioned 18  to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both boats, so that they were about to sink. 19  5:8 But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesusknees, saying, “Go away from me, Lord, 20  for I am a sinful man! 21  5:9 For 22  Peter 23  and all who were with him were astonished 24  at the catch of fish that they had taken, 5:10 and so were James and John, Zebedee’s sons, who were Simon’s business partners. 25  Then 26  Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on 27  you will be catching people.” 28  5:11 So 29  when they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed 30  him.

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