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Mark 1:17 - "Come, follow me," Jesus said

NIV "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."
KJV And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
NASB And Jesus said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men."
Mark 1:17


Evangelism was the primary purpose for which Jesus called the apostles, and it remains the central mission for His people (cf. Matt. 28:19, 20; Acts 1:8).

MacArthur, J. J. (1997, c1997). The MacArthur Study Bible (electronic ed.) (Mk 1:17). Nashville: Word Pub.


As He walked along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, Jesus saw Simon and Andrew fishing. He had met them before; in fact, they had become disciples of His at the outset of His ministry (John 1:40, 41). Now He called them to be with Him, promising to make them fishers of men. Immediately they gave up their lucrative fishing business to follow Him. Their obedience was prompt, sacrificial, and complete.

MacDonald, W., & Farstad, A. (1997, c1995). Believer's Bible Commentary : Old and New Testaments (Mk 1:16). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

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