Jesus Calls His First Disciples

Matthew 4:18-22

18 Now as Jesus was walking by the sea of Galilee, He saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; (for they were fishermen:) 19 and He saith unto them, Come with me, and I will make you fishers of men: 20 and they immediately left their nets, and followed Him.

21 And going on from thence He saw two other brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; 22 and He called them also; and they immediately left the ship, and their father, and followed Him.

Mark 1:16-21

16 And as He was walking by the sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea,

17 (for they were fishermen,) and Jesus said unto them, Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men: 18 and immediately they left their nets and followed Him. 19 And going a little farther, He saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship, mending their nets, and immediately called them likewise: 20 and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the men he had hired, and went along with Him.

21 And they went into Capernaum: and going directly into the synagogue on the sabbath, He taught the people: and they were astonished at his doctrine;

Luke 5:1-11

1 And when the people were pressing on Him to hear the word of God, as He stood by the lake of Gennesareth, seeing two vessels at the edge of the lake, 2 (but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets:) 3 He went into one of them, which was Simon's, and desired him to put off a little way from the shore: and He sat down and taught the multitudes from the ship.

4 And when He had done speaking, He said to Simon, Put out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.

5 And Simon answered and said unto Him, Master, we have been toiling all the night, and have caught nothing; however at thy word I will cast the net.

6 And when they had done this, they inclosed a multitude of fishes; and their net was breaking. 7 And they beckoned to their partners that were in the other ship, to come and help them; and they came, and filled both the ships, so that they were even sinking: and when Simon Peter saw it,

8 he fell at the knees of Jesus, saying, Lord, depart from me, for I am a sinful man; 9 for he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of fishes which they had taken; 10 as were also James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, Be not afraid, from henceforth thou shalt be a captor of men. 11 And when they had brought their ships to land, they left all and followed Him.