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Luke 5:1-16

Jesus Calls the First Disciples

1 On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he was standing by u the lake of Gennesaret, 2 v and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were w washing their nets. 3 Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon's, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And x he sat down and taught the people from the boat. 4 And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, y "Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch." 5 And Simon answered, "Master, z we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets." 6 And when they had done this, a they enclosed a large number of fish, and a their nets were breaking. 7 They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. b And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. 8 But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, c "Depart from me, for d I am a sinful man, O Lord." 9 For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken, 10 and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men." 11 And when they had brought their boats to land, e they left everything and followed him.

Jesus Cleanses a Leper

12 While he was in one of the cities, f there came a man full of leprosy. 1 And when he saw Jesus, he g fell on his face and begged him, "Lord, h if you will, you can make me clean." 13 And Jesus 2 stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, "I will; be clean." And immediately the leprosy left him. 14 And he charged him i to tell no one, but "go and show j yourself to the priest, and k make an offering for your cleansing, as Moses commanded, l for a proof to them." 15 m But now even more the report about him went abroad, and great crowds gathered to hear him and to be healed of their infirmities. 16 But n he would withdraw to desolate places and n pray.

  1. Cross References
    Numbers 34:11
    And the border shall go down from Shepham to Riblah on the east side of Ain. And the border shall go down and reach to the shoulder of the Sea of Chinnereth on the east.
    Deuteronomy 3:17
    The Arabah also, with the Jordan as the border, from Chinnereth as far as the Sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, under the slopes of Pisgah on the east.
    Joshua 12:3
    And the Arabah to the Sea of Chinneroth eastward, and in the direction of Beth-jeshimoth, to the Sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, southward to the foot of the slopes of Pisgah.
    John 6:1
    After this Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias.
    Matthew 14:34
    And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret.
  2. Cross References
    Luke 5:2 - 11
    And he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets.
    Matthew 4:18 - 22
    While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.
    Mark 1:16 - 20
    Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.
    John 1:40 - 42
    One of the two who heard John speak and followed Jesus was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
  3. Cross References
    Mark 1:19
    And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets.
  4. Cross References
    Matthew 5:1
    Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him.
  5. Cross References
    John 21:6
    He said to them, "Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some." So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, because of the quantity of fish.
  6. Cross References
    John 21:3
    Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They said to him, "We will go with you." They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.
  7. Cross References
    John 21:11
    So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, 153 of them. And although there were so many, the net was not torn.
  8. Cross References
    John 21:11
    So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, 153 of them. And although there were so many, the net was not torn.
  9. Cross References
    John 21:4 - 8
    Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.
  10. Cross References
    Matthew 8:34
    And behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus, and when they saw him, they begged him to leave their region.
  11. Cross References
    Isaiah 6:5
    And I said: "Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!
  12. Cross References
    Luke 18:28
    And Peter said, "See, we have left our homes and followed you.
    Matthew 19:27
    Then Peter said in reply, "See, we have left everything and followed you. What then will we have?
    Luke 5:28
    And leaving everything, he rose and followed him.
  13. Cross References
    Luke 5:12 - 14
    While he was in one of the cities, there came a man full of leprosy. And when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and begged him, "Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.
    Matthew 8:2 - 4
    And behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.
    Mark 1:40 - 44
    And a leper came to him, imploring him, and kneeling said to him, "If you will, you can make me clean.
  14. Cross References
    Luke 17:16
    And he fell on his face at Jesus' feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan.
  15. Cross References
    Matthew 9:28
    When he entered the house, the blind men came to him, and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They said to him, "Yes, Lord.
    Mark 9:22 - 23
    And it has often cast him into fire and into water, to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.
  16. Cross References
    Luke 5:12 - 14
    While he was in one of the cities, there came a man full of leprosy. And when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and begged him, "Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.
    Matthew 8:2 - 4
    And behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.
    Mark 1:40 - 44
    And a leper came to him, imploring him, and kneeling said to him, "If you will, you can make me clean.
  17. Cross References
    Matthew 9:30
    And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly w...
    Matthew 17:9
    And as they were coming down the mountain, Jesu...
    Mark 1:34
    And he healed many who were sick with various d...
    Mark 5:43
    And he strictly charged them that no one should...
    Mark 7:36
    And Jesus charged them to tell no one. But the ...
    Mark 8:26
    And he sent him to his home, saying, "Do not ev...
    Matthew 12:16
    And ordered them not to make him known.
  18. Cross References
    Luke 17:14
    When he saw them he said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the priests." And as they went they were cleansed.
  19. Cross References
    Leviticus 14:2 - 32
    This shall be the law of the leprous person for the day of his cleansing. He shall be brought to the priest.
  20. Cross References
    Luke 9:5
    And wherever they do not receive you, when you leave that town shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them.
    Mark 6:11
    And if any place will not receive you and they will not listen to you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.
    James 5:3
    Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days.
  21. Cross References
    Mark 1:45
    But he went out and began to talk freely about it, and to spread the news, so that Jesus could no longer openly enter a town, but was out in desolate places, and people were coming to him from every quarter.
  22. Cross References
    Mark 1:35
    And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.
    Matthew 14:23
    And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone.
  23. Cross References
    Mark 1:35
    And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.
    Matthew 14:23
    And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone.
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