And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will have you fish for people.” Bible see other translations

“Follow me.” See commentary on Mark 1:17. The word “follow” here is a different word from “follow” in Matthew 4:20. The disciple would follow behind the teacher in the biblical culture.

“I will have you fish for people.” The Greek text literally reads, “I will make you fishermen of people.” For more on Jesus’ metaphor about his followers becoming fishermen of people, see commentary on Mark 1:17.

Commentary for: Matthew 4:19