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Luke 5:11

    Luke 5:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when they had brought their boats to land, they left all, and followed him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And when they had got their boats to the land, they gave up everything and went after him.

    Webster's Revision

    And when they had brought their boats to land, they left all, and followed him.

    World English Bible

    When they had brought their boats to land, they left everything, and followed him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when they had brought their boats to land, they left all, and followed him.

    Definitions for Luke 5:11

    Forsook - To have left in an abandoned condition.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 5:11

    They forsook all, and followed him - God expects this from every person, and especially from those in whose hearts, or in whose behalf, he has wrought a miracle of grace or of providence. Jesus intended to call Peter, James, and John, to become his disciples; and that they might see the propriety and importance of the call, he: -

    1st. Teaches in their presence, that they may know his doctrine.

    2dly. He Works a Miracle before their eyes, that they might see and be convinced of his power.

    3dly. He Calls them to go forth with this doctrine, and through this power, that they might teach the ignorant, and be successful in their work.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 5:11

    Forsook all - It was not "much" that they left - a couple of small boats and their nets; but it was all they had, even all their living. But this showed their love of Jesus, and their willingness to deny themselves, as "really" as if they had forsaken palaces and gold. All that Jesus asks is that we should leave "all" we have for him; that we should love him "more" than we do whatever friends or property we may possess, and be willing to give them all up when he requires it.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 5:11

    5:11 They forsook all and followed him - They had followed him before, John 1:43, but not so as to forsake all. Till now, they wrought at their ordinary calling.