MARK 1:18

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Mark 1:18 Translation & Meaning

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And καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
straightway εὐθέως Directly, i.e., at once or soon straightway
they forsook ἀφέντες To send forth, in various applications (as follow) forsook
their αὐτῶν, The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons their
nets, δίκτυα A seine (for fishing) nets
and followed ἠκολούθησαν Properly, to be in the same way with, i.e., to accompany (specially, as a disciple) followed
him. αὐτῷ The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons him

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  • 16  Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.

  • 17  And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.

  • 18  And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him.

  • 19  And when he had gone a little farther thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets.

  • 20  And straightway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him.




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