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Matthew 4:21

    Matthew 4:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And going on from there, he saw other two brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And going on from thence he saw two other brethren, James the'son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James, the son of Zebedee, and John, his brother, in the boat with their father, stitching up their nets; and he said, Come.

    Webster's Revision

    And going on from thence he saw two other brethren, James the'son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.

    World English Bible

    Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. He called them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And going on from thence he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.

    Definitions for Matthew 4:21

    Thence - There; that place.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 4:21

    And going on from thence - From the place where he had found Peter and Andrew, Matthew 4:18.

    Saw two other brothers - They were men engaged in the same employment, as it is probable that there were many such in the neighborhood of the lake.

    In a ship - A small vessel. In fact, it was little more, probably, than a sail-boat.

    Mending their nets - A very common employment when they were not actually engaged in fishing.