Matthew 4:21

“And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And going on from thence, hee sawe other two brethren, Iames the sonne of Zebedee, and Iohn his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets: and he called them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Going on from there He saw two other brothers, James the {son} of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and He called them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And going on from thence he saw two other brethren, James the `son' of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James, the son of Zebedee, and John, his brother, in the boat with their father, stitching up their nets; and he said, Come.
- Basic English Bible

And going on thence he saw other two brothers, James the [son] of Zebedee and John his brother, in the ship with Zebedee their father, mending their trawl-nets, and he called them;
- Darby Bible

And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets: and he called them.
- Webster's Bible

He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zabdi and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zabdi mending their nets; and He called them.
- Weymouth Bible

Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. He called them.
- World English Bible

And he yede forth fro that place, and saie tweyne othere britheren, James of Zebede, and Joon, his brother, in a schip with Zebede, her fadir, amendynge her nettis, and he clepide hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

And having advanced thence, he saw other two brothers, James of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, refitting their nets, and he called them,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 4:21


Mt 4:21 Saw other two brethren. James and John, the sons of Zebedee. They were fishermen also, are supposed to have been cousins of Jesus, probably were already disciples (Joh 1:29-42), but were now called to preparation for their great work. In a ship. A small fishing vessel. The Revised Version says, "boat", which gives the idea.

Discussion for Matthew 4

  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 4:4 BUT HE ANSWERED AND SAID IT IS WRITTEN MAN SHALL NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE BUT BY --- EVERY WORD --- THAT PROCEEDETH OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD *** JOHN 5:34 BUT I RECEIVE NOT TESTIMONY FROM MAN BUT THESE THINGS I SAY THAT --- YOU MIGHT BE SAVED --- ACTS 5:20 GO STAND AND SPEAK IN THE TEMPLE TO THE PEOPLE --- ALL THE WORDS OF THIS LIFE ---
  • Lilian
    Follow me and i will make you a fisher of man. Thank you Jesus for taking me and lifting me up when i am down help me Lord to be born again in Spirit every moment of my life. I will praise and worship you only for you are worthy amen
  • Wayne
    Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. V. 17
  • BSP
    I'm verses 8 through 10 we see that Jesus did not let his eyes dominate him. He immediately rejected Satan.
  • Kenzie
    That is. Beautiful prayer James
  • God's Handmaiden
    Many times people are born into the Kingdom of God and are asked to be witnesses and lead people to Jesus. What is to be understood is effective witnessing has to be taught. Jesus told his disciples to follow him, and that he would "make" them fishers of men.

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