MATTHEW 4:21

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Matthew 4:21 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
going on προβὰς To walk forward, i.e., advance (literally, or in years) going
from thence, ἐκεῖθεν Thence thence
he saw εἶδεν Used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent G3700 and G3708; properly, to see (literally or figuratively); by implication, (in the perfect tense only) to know saw
other ἄλλους "else," i.e., different (in many applications) other
two δύο "two" two
brethren, ἀδελφούς, A brother (literally or figuratively) near or remote (much like G0001) brethren
James Ἰάκωβον Jacobus, the name of three Israelites James
the son (No Greek definition. English implied.)
of Zebedee, Ζεβεδαίου Zebedaeus, an Israelite Zebedee
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
John Ἰωάννην Joannes (i.e., Jochanan), the name of four Israelites John
his αὐτοῦ 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 his
brother, ἀδελφὸν A brother (literally or figuratively) near or remote (much like G0001) brother
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
a ship πλοίῳ A sailer, i.e., vessel ship
with μετὰ Properly, denoting accompaniment; "amid" (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive association, or accusative succession) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between G0575 or G1537 and G1519 or G4314; less intimate than G1722 and less close than G4862) with
Zebedee Ζεβεδαίου Zebedaeus, an Israelite Zebedee
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
father, πατρὸς A "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote) father
mending καταρτίζοντας To complete thoroughly, i.e., repair (literally or figuratively) or adjust mending
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 καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
he called ἐκάλεσεν To "call" (properly, aloud, but used in a variety of applications, directly or otherwise) called
them. αὐτούς 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 them

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  • 19  And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

  • 20  And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.

  • 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.

  • 22  And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.

  • 23  And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.




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