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Matthew 4:19 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And he saith unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you fishers of men.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— And He *said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And he saith to them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and he says to them, Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— and he saith unto them, Come after me,—and I will make you fishers, of men.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and he saith to them, 'Come ye after me, and I will make you fishers of men,'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And he saith to them: Come ye after me, and I will make you to be fishers of men.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And he saith vnto them, Follow mee: and I will make you fishers of men.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And Jeshu said to them, Come after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And Jesus said to them: Follow me; and I will cause you to become fishers of men.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
he saith 3004
{3004} Prime
λέγω
lego
{leg'-o}
A primary verb; properly to 'lay' forth, that is, (figuratively) relate (in words [usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue]); by implication to mean.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
unto them, 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
Follow 1205
{1205} Prime
δεῦτε
deute
{dyoo'-teh}
From G1204 and an imperative of εἶμι [[eimi]] (to go); come hither!.
z5773
<5773> Grammar
Tense - No Tense Stated (See G5799)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 22
y3694
[3694] Standard
ὀπίσω
opiso
{op-is'-o}
From the same as G3693 with enclitic of direction; to the back, that is, aback (as adverb or preposition of time or place; or as noun).
me, 3450
{3450} Prime
μοῦ
mou
{moo}
The simpler from of G1700; of me.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
I will make 4160
{4160} Prime
ποιέω
poieo
{poy-eh'-o}
Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct).
z5692
<5692> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 814
you 5209
{5209} Prime
ὑμᾶς
humas
{hoo-mas'}
Accusative of G5210; you (as the object of a verb or preposition).
fishers 231
{0231} Prime
ἁλιεύς
halieus
{hal-ee-yoos'}
From G0251; a sailor (as engaged on the salt water), that is, (by implication) a fisher.
of men. 444
{0444} Prime
ἄνθρωπος
anthropos
{anth'-ro-pos}
From G0435 and ὤψ [[ops]] (the countenance; from G3700); manfaced, that is, a human being.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Matthew 4:19

_ _ And he saith unto them, Follow me — rather, as the same expression is rendered in Mark, “Come ye after Me” (Mark 1:17).

_ _ and I will make you fishers of men — raising them from a lower to a higher fishing, as David was from a lower to a higher feeding (Psalms 78:70-72).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 4:18-22.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Follow:

Matthew 8:22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.
Matthew 9:9 And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.
Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any [man] will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Matthew 19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go [and] sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come [and] follow me.
Mark 2:14 And as he passed by, he saw Levi the [son] of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom, and said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.
Luke 5:27 And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me.
Luke 9:59 And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
John 1:43 The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.
John 12:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will [my] Father honour.
John 21:22 Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what [is that] to thee? follow thou me.

I will:

Ezekiel 47:9-10 And it shall come to pass, [that] every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh. ... And it shall come to pass, [that] the fishers shall stand upon it from Engedi even unto Eneglaim; they shall be a [place] to spread forth nets; their fish shall be according to their kinds, as the fish of the great sea, exceeding many.
Mark 1:17-18 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men. ... And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him.
Luke 5:10-11 And so [was] also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men. ... And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.
1 Corinthians 9:20-22 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; ... To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all [men], that I might by all means save some.
2 Corinthians 12:16 But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you with guile.
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Ezk 47:9. Mt 8:22; 9:9; 16:24; 19:21. Mk 1:17; 2:14. Lk 5:10, 27; 9:59. Jn 1:43; 12:26; 21:22. 1Co 9:20. 2Co 12:16.

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