Matthew 4:20

“And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they straightway left the nets, and followed him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And straight away they let go the nets and went after him.
- Basic English Bible

And they, having left their trawl-nets, immediately followed him.
- Darby Bible

And they immediately left their nets, and followed him.
- Webster's Bible

So they immediately left their nets and followed Him. As He went further on,
- Weymouth Bible

They immediately left their nets and followed him.
- World English Bible

And anoon thei leften the nettis, and sueden hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

and they, immediately, having left the nets, did follow him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 4:20

Mt 4:20 Straightway left [their] nets. They obeyed at once. Thus Christ ought always to be obeyed. No excuses for delay were offered, or should ever be.

Discussion for Matthew 4

  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 15:19 if you were of the world the world would love his own but because you are not of the world but I have chosen you out of this world therefore the world hateth you --15:20-- remember the word that I said unto you --- the servant is not greater than his LORD --- if they have persecuted ME they will also persecute you if they have kept MY saying they will keep yours also
  • Steve morrow
    PHILIPPIANS 1:29 for unto you it is given in the behalf --- of CHRIST --- not only to believe on HIM but also to suffer for HIS sake MATTHEW 5:12 blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake --- for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
  • A disciple
    Randy; You should first actually read the Scriptures all the way through; and not just once or twice! Jesus said, "WHEN YOU FAST..." (Matthew 5) and again concerning those who are strongly bound by Satan in any kind of torment or affliction: "THIS KIND GOES NOT OUT EXCEPT BY PRAYER AND FASTING." I have to wonder how someone dares approach the Holy Scriptures with the idea of making his own ideas!
  • Randy
    Jesus did the fasting so we dont fast anymore .... I wonder why christians mimic the things Jesus did ... did he not say... i become poor so we become rich ... he become sickness so we become healthy.... jesus have done all those things for us so we dont have to suffer the way he sufferde... all we have to do is rely and put our faith on the finished work of Jesus.... Eph. 2:8-9
  • Olu
    Ben. The same bible says all authority-government are ordain of God. That we ought to honor them because they are set up for His purpose
  • Norita Priester
    I Matthew chapter 4 it does not state how many days Jesus was tempted by the Devil. So He could have been tempted 3 times on the same day. Just because He fasted 40 days and 40 nights does not mean He was tempted for 3 days. So to think that he was is incorrect.

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