Luke 5:1-16 New American Standard Bible

The Great Catch of Fish

5 Now it happened that while the crowd was pressing around Him and listening to the word of God , He was standing by the lake of Gennesaret ; 2  and He saw two boats lying at the edge of the lake ; but the fishermen had gotten out of them and were washing their nets . 3  And He got into one of the boats , which was Simon's , and asked him to put out a little way from the land . And He sat down and began teaching the people from the boat . 4  When He had finished speaking , He said to Simon , "Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch ." 5  Simon answered and said , " Master , we worked hard all night and caught nothing , but I will do as You say and let down the nets ." 6  When they had done this , they enclosed a great quantity of fish , and their nets began to break ; 7  so they signaled to their partners in the other boat for them to come and help them. And they came and filled both of the boats , so that they began to sink . 8  But when Simon Peter saw that, he fell down at Jesus' feet , saying , "Go away from me Lord , for I am a sinful man , O Lord !" 9  For amazement had seized him and all his companions e because of the catch of fish which 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 fear , from now on you will be catching men ." 11  When they had brought their boats to land , they left everything and followed Him.

Jesus Cleanses a Leper

12  While He was in one of the cities , behold , there was a man covered with leprosy ; and when he saw Jesus , he fell on his face and implored Him, saying , "Lord , if You are willing , You can make me clean ." 13  And He stretched out His hand and touched him, saying , "I am willing ; be cleansed ." And immediately the leprosy left him. 14  And He ordered him to tell no one , "But go and show yourself to the priest and make an offering for your cleansing , just as Moses commanded , as a testimony to them." 15  But the news about Him was spreading even farther , and large crowds were gathering to hear Him and to be healed of their sicknesses . 16  But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray .

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