Jesus Calls his First Disciples

Matthew 4:18-22

Ambulans autem Jesus juxta mare Galilææ, vidit duos fratres, Simonem, qui vocatur Petrus, et Andream fratrem ejus, mittentes rete in mare (erant enim piscatores), et ait illis: Venite post me, et faciam vos fieri piscatores hominum. At illi continuo relictis retibus secuti sunt eum. Et procedens inde, vidit alios duos fratres, Jacobum Zebedæi, et Joannem fratrem ejus, in navi cum Zebedæo patre eorum, reficientes retia sua: et vocavit eos. Illi autem statim relictis retibus et patre, secuti sunt eum.

As Jesus was walking near the sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting their net into the sea (for they were fishermen), and he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” And at once they left their nets and followed him. And proceeding from there, he saw two other brothers, Jacob of Zebedee, and his brother John, in a ship with Zebedee their father, restoring their nets. And he summoned them. Immediately, having left behind their nets and father, they followed him.


  1. mare, maris — sea
  2. rete, retis — net
  3. piscator, piscatoris — fisher, fisherman

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