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Luke 5:2

    Luke 5:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and he saw two boats standing by the lake: but the fishermen had gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he saw two boats by the edge of the water, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets.

    Webster's Revision

    and he saw two boats standing by the lake: but the fishermen had gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

    World English Bible

    He saw two boats standing by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and he saw two boats standing by the lake: but the fishermen had gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 5:2

    Two ships - Δυο πλοια, Two vessels, It is highly improper to term these ships. They appear to have been only such small boats as are used to manage nets on flat smooth beaches: one end of the net is attached to the shore; the fishermen row out, and drop the net as they go, making a kind of semicircle from the shore; they return, and bring the rope attached to the other end with them, and then the net is hauled on shore; and, as it was sunk with weights to the bottom, and floated with corks at the top, all the fish in that compass were included, and drawn to shore.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 5:2

    Two ships - The ships used on so small a lake were probably no more than fishing-boats without decks, and easily drawn up on the beach. Josephus says there were 230 of them on the lake, attended by four or five men each. That they were small is also clear from the account commonly given of them. A single large draught of fishes endangered them and came near sinking them.

    Standing by the lake - Anchored by the lake, or drawn up upon the beach.
    Book: Luke