The First Disciples

18 As(A) he was walking along the Sea of Galilee,(B) he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter), and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen.

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21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in a boat with Zebedee their father, preparing their nets, and he called them.

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18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church,(A) and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.

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42 and he brought Simon to Jesus.

When Jesus saw him, he said, “You are Simon, son of John.[a] You will be called Cephas”(A) (which is translated “Peter”[b]).

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Footnotes

  1. 1:42 Other mss read “Simon, son of Jonah
  2. 1:42 Both Aramaic Cephas and Gk Petros mean “rock”

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