BibliographyAlford, Henry. BibliographyVincent, Marvin R. DD. And they beckoned unto their partners,.... Zebedee, and his two sons, James and John; Luke 5:10 who were at some distance from them, probably lay at anchor near the shore, not having put out to sea when the other vessel did, and so were not within call; but they were obliged to make signs to them, and beckon with their hands to come to them: which were in the other ship; mentioned in Luke 5:2 which lay by the shore: that they should come and help them; take up the net, and take the fish out of it: and they came and filled both the ships; with the fishes they took out of the net, as full as they could hold, and which they were not well able to carry: so that they began to sink; or "were almost immersed", as Beza's ancient copy, and another manuscript, with the Syriac, Arabic, and Persic versions read; the vessels were so heavy laden, with the vast quantity of fish that was taken, that they were just ready to sink with their burden. "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". ‘Began to sink’ is not to be taken too literally. BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. John Trapp Complete Commentary. They - filled both the ships - Both the boats had as many as they could carry, and were so heavily laden that they were ready to sink. "Commentary on Luke 5:7". 1983-1999. Some will rather leave souls to perish than admit of partners in the sacred work. Many are disputing about the size, capacity, and goodness of their nets and their vessels, while the fish are permitted to make their escape." Often, among the members of one society or family, there may be many pious men.— βυθίζεσθαι, to sink) They were being sunk low in the waters by the weight of the fishes. ii. 2013. https: en. It is one of the inimitable touches of truthfulness in the narrative that the instinct of work prevails at first over the sense that a miraculous power has been exerted. But the wall of separation is continually strengthened, each party fortifying it on his own side. "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". 1870. Bock 1994:450). "Commentary on Luke 5:7". Wyc., they were almost drenched. Used by permission of Broadman Press (Southern Baptist Sunday School Board). "Commentary on Luke 5:7". Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. Their partners - James and John. Trench refers to a shoal of mackerel, at Brighton, in 1808, so great that the net could not be brought in, and fishes and net remained in the sea together. Simon alone had been ordered to put out into the deep. Beckoned Boat Boats Break Enclosed Filled Fish Friends Help Nets Partners Ship Ships Signs Sink Sinking Vast. The great things are always accomplished by men working together. https: 1859. in. Beckoned. 7. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. They beckoned - They gave signs. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? "The Fourfold Gospel". All other rights reserved. 1897-1910. other ship was probably at such a distance from them, that they could not be heard, had they called out to them; and this also is another proof of the greatness of the miracle, that though the other ship was fishing in the same place, though a little removed, they could catch nothing. They made signs because of the distance of the other boat; hardly, as has been suggested, because they were too much amazed to speak. Indeed, every kind of fishing is uncertain. But miraculous power, perhaps, gathered in more than the nets; just as the divine aid in the conversion of souls does more than the human means. p. 80, 81) will furnish a good illustration of this passage. 1685. Luke 5:7 Commentaries. "Commentary on Luke 5:7". And they came and... - Verse-by-Verse Commentary They beckoned unto their partners - Had not these been called in to assist, the net must have been broken, and all the fish lost. The Gospel of Luke a commentary & meditation for daily reflection and study. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1863-1878. Compare Philippians 4:3. The following remarks of Dr. Thomson (“The Land and the Book,” vol. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. JESUS CALLS THE FIRST DISCIPLES Each of the four Gospels tells of the call of the first disciples: • In Mark 1:16-20, Jesus calls Peter and Andrew—and then, in a separate action, calls James and John. Jump to Next. St Luke uses ἕτερος for ‘another of two,’ much more frequently and with stricter accuracy than the other Evangelists. Luke 7 – The Sick Healed, the Dead Raised, the Sinner Forgiven A. "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". First published online in 1996 at The Restoration Movement Pages. And they came, and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. BibliographyGill, John. Bibliography"Commentary on Luke 5:7". 1. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". Luke 5 – Disciples Are Called A. 7 And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". Peter here speaks of toiling all night; and there are certain kinds of fishing always carried on at night. Perhaps they were at a considerable distance, so that they could not be easily heard. Luke 5 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. https: https: BibliographyRobertson, A.T. "Commentary on Luke 5:7". With blazing torch the boat glides over the flashing sea, and the men stand gazing keenly into it until their prey is sighted, when, quick as lightning, they fling their net or fly their spear; and often you see the tired fishermen come sullenly into harbor in the morning, having toiled all night in vain. It is a beautiful sight. Such an astounding wonder was a fitting prelude to the call of these fishermen to become "fishers of men." BibliographyNicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. The following remarks of Dr. Thomson ("The Land and the Book," vol. Charles Schribner's Sons. BibliographySchaff, Philip. (St. Ambrose, in Luc.). BibliographyTorrey, R. A. Their fellows, i.e., the sons of Zebedee (Luke 5:10). "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". (Maldonatus) --- This also shews that Peter was to call in other co-labourers, and that all were to come into Peter's ship. So they used signs. It will be updated to the new version soon.] Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. Greek. 1832. Their partners, which were in the other ship. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of ii. https: And then again, every throw is successful - every net is full; and frequently without any other apparent reason than that of throwing it on the right side of the ship instead of the left, as it happened to the disciples here at Tiberias.”. And then again, every throw is successful - every net is full; and frequently without any other apparent reason than that of throwing it on the right side of the ship instead of the left, as it happened to the disciples here at Tiberias.". "Commentary on Luke 5:7". Luke 1:5-7. David Guzik :: Study Guide for Luke 7 [A new version of this page can be found here] The Sick Healed, the Dead Raised, the Sinner Forgiven. It was with some one of this sort, I suppose, that Simon had toiled all night without catching anything, but which, when let down at the command of Jesus, inclosed so great a multitude that the net broke, and they filled two ships with the fish until they began to sink. The net, no doubt, was broken in the upper end of it, where it was made fast. Luke 5:1-11 records the selection of three of these. They wished help, since a fish, when taken, has such eagerness to escape; however, that eagerness is not increased by a cry [therefore it was not to avoid frightening the fishes that the fishermen did not cry]. 1909-1922. https: As one justly observes, "There are fish plenty to be taken, were there skillful hands to take, and vessels to contain them. The Expositor's Greek Testament. Luke 5:7 - so they signaled to their partners in the other boat for them to come and help them.