Luke 5:1

“And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And it came to passe, that as the people preassed vpon him to heare the word of God, hee stood by the lake of Genesareth,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now it happened that while the crowd was pressing around Him and listening to the word of God, He was standing by the lake of Gennesaret;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now it came to pass, while the multitude pressed upon him and heard the word of God, that he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now it came about that while the people came pushing to be near him, and to have knowledge of the word of God, he was by a wide stretch of water named Gennesaret;
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass, as the crowd pressed on him to hear the word of God, that he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret:
- Darby Bible

And it came to pass, that as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret.
- Webster's Bible

On one occasion the crowd was pressing on Him and listening to God's Message, while He was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret.
- Weymouth Bible

Now it happened, while the multitude pressed on him and heard the word of God, that he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret.
- World English Bible

And it was don, whanne the puple cam fast to Jhesu, to here the word of God, he stood bisidis the pool of Genasereth,
- Wycliffe Bible

And it came to pass, in the multitude pressing on him to hear the word of God, that he was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 5:1


5:1 #Mt 4:18|; Mr 1:16.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 5:1


Lu 5:1 Christ Teaching and Healing SUMMARY OF LUKE 5: Christ Teaching from Peter's Boat. The Miraculous Draught of Fishes. Called to Be Fishers of Men. Cleansing the Leper. Palsied Man Healed. Matthew Called. Eateth with Publicans. Persecution Foretold. New Wine in Old Bottles. The people pressed upon him to hear the word of God. When the people are not prejudiced by false teachers they are usually eager to hear the Word. Lake of Gennesaret. Another name for the Sea of Galilee.

Discussion for Luke 5

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Jesus has started to show that He is God. He heals the body as well as the soul. He forgives sin and makes one whole. Thank you Jesus, our mighty Saviour and Jehovah.
  • Zeingoff
    While Jesus was on earth the children partied but the time has come when he is with the Father and the children shall fast. That means we must pay attention to our life on earth. Jesus is not here to forgive sins so easily! We can't assume we are saved while leading a wretched life. If we are forgiven doesn't depend upon us but the Father. Jesus has the ear of the Father. Pray and sin not
  • A disciple
    (12-16) When any of us came to the crisis point in our life, that led us to seek cleansing and forgiveness and salvation; did any of us do it because it was popular? or because of merely seeking relief from our distresses? Why do you think, that the Lord always kept His one on one dealings with people private? He never, NEVER, used His power for advertising, as so many think they have to do!
  • Mukisa francis
    Let us listen the word of our God like simon did !
  • Bruce
    Gift:v37-38 we are the vessel that Christ cleans up so the spirit can move-in 2nd Corinthians 5:17. I sure messed up a lot(sin). I am thankful for First John 1: 6-10, 2:1-- Satan surely knows our weakest point he will never stop his attacks on the Lords people!! Put on all of The Lords armor-- Ephesians 6:11--- ! We are surely in the birth pains! Hang on stay near the cross WE are soon going HOME.
  • Gift
    Vs 37.
    I was born in a Christian family where Dad and Mam are in full time ministry.But this didnt/doesnt qualify my salvation,i got born again 5years ago but i use to struggle with an addicition of irotic videos(even pornography) inspite confersing Christ.The issue was i didnt renew my mind so it was like putting new wine in an old bottle.Transformation comes by the renewing of the mind

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