18 As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers,
Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net
into the lake -- for they were fishermen.
19 And he said
to them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.’
they left their nets and followed him.
21 As he went
from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and
his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending
their nets, and he called them.
they left the boat and their father, and followed him.
23 Jesus went
throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming
the good news of the kingdom and curing every disease and every
sickness among the people.
24 So his fame
spread throughout all Syria, and they brought to him all the sick,
those who were afflicted with various diseases and pains, demoniacs,
epileptics, and paralytics, and he cured them.
25 And great crowds
followed him from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and
from beyond the Jordan.