And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from now on you shall catch men.
1 Corinthians 9:19
For though I am free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.
1 Corinthians 9:20
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;
Let him know, that he who converts the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
Say not, There are yet four months, and then comes harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:
Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
If by any means I may provoke to envy them who are my flesh, and might save some of them.
1 Corinthians 9:22
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.