So Simon Peter went on board and hauled the net ashore full of big fish, 153 of them. And though there were so many, the net did not burst.
And at once they abandoned their nets and followed him.
At once they abandoned their nets and followed him.
Well, when they did this, they caught a great number of fish. In fact, their nets began ripping apart.
When he stopped speaking, he said to Simon: “Pull out to where it is deep, and let down your nets for a catch.”
But in reply Simon said: “Instructor, we toiled all night and caught nothing, but at your word I will lower the nets.”
May disaster come upon him by surprise; May the net that he hid catch him; May he fall into it and be destroyed.
They have prepared a net to ensnare my feet; I am bowed down with distress. They have dug a pit ahead of me, But they fell into it themselves. (Selah)
While walking alongside the Sea of Galʹi·lee, he saw Simon and Simon’s brother Andrew casting their nets into the sea, for they were fishermen.
After going a little farther, he saw James the son of Zebʹe·dee and his brother John, while they were in their boat mending their nets,
For without cause they have hidden a net to trap me; Without cause they have dug a pit for me.
You brought us into a hunting net; You put a crushing burden upon us.
For his feet will lead him into a net, And he will wander onto its mesh.
The nations have sunk down into the pit they made; Their own foot has been caught in the net they hid.
My eyes are always toward Jehovah, For he will free my feet from the net.
You will free me from the net that they have secretly laid for me, For you are my fortress.
The wicked will fall into their own nets all together While I pass by safely.
For man does not know his time. Just as fish are caught in an evil net and birds are caught in a trap, so the sons of men are ensnared in a time of disaster, when it suddenly overtakes them.
He said to them: “Cast the net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” So they cast it, but they were not able to haul it in because of the large number of fish.
Walking alongside the Sea of Galʹi·lee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.
Going on from there, he saw two others who were brothers, James the son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them.
They have driven you to the border. All your allies have deceived you. The men at peace with you have prevailed against you. Those eating bread with you will place a net under you, But you will not discern it.
Then I discovered this: More bitter than death is the woman who is like a hunter’s net, whose heart is like dragnets, and whose hands are like prison chains. The one who pleases the true God will escape her, but the sinner is captured by her.