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Luke: 5
1One day as he stood by the Lake of Gennesaret, and the people crowded upon him to listen to the word of God, 2he noticed two boats lying at the water's edge; the fishermen had come ashore and were washing their nets. 3He got into one of the boats, which belonged to Simon, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore; then he went on teaching the crowds from his seat in the boat. 4When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, 'Put out into deep water and let down your nets for a catch.' 5Simon answered, 'Master, we were hard at work all night and caught nothing at all; but if you say so, I will let down the nets.' 6They did so and made a big haul of fish; and their nets began to split. 7So they signalled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. This they did, and loaded both boats to the point of sinking. 8When Simon saw what had happened he fell at Jesus's knees and said, 'Go, Lord, leave me, sinner that I am!' 9For he and all his companions were amazed at the catch they had made; 10so too were his partners James and John, Zebedee's sons. 'Do not be afraid,' said Jesus to Simon; 'from now on you will be catching men.' 11As soon as they had brought the boats to land, they left everything and followed him.

Matthew: 4
18JESUS WAS WALKING by the Sea of Galilee when is he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the lake; for they were fishermen. 19Jesus said to them, 'Come with me, and I will make you fishers of men.' 20They left their nets at once and followed him.
21He went on, and saw another pair of brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John; they were in the boat with their father Zebedee, overhauling their nets. He called them, 22and at once they left the boat and their father, and followed him.

Mark: 1
16Jesus was walking by the shore of the Sea of Galilee when he saw Simon and his brother Andrew on the lake at work with a casting-net; for they were fishermen. 17Jesus said to them, 'Come with me, and I will make you fishers of men.' 18And at once they left their nets and followed him.
19When he had gone a little further he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in the boat overhauling their nets. 20He called them; and, leaving their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, they went off to follow him.

Notes: The most generally known harmonies of the Gospels are based upon the Huck-Lietzmann Synopsis (1936) of the three gospels and Sparks' Synopsis (1964) of four gospels. Many of the passages in these harmonies are too short to display in a useful manner on a web-page.
The katapi New Study Bible Synopsis of the Gospels is based upon the headings displayed in the New Study Bible reference table which in turn follows the headings printed in the United Bible Societies' New Testament in Greek. These sections are more useful for bible study. Columns are arranged so that the first column is your chosen heading from the bible passage list (highlighted). The harmonies that follow across the web-page are then in the normally accepted order.
For Old Testament references quoted by New Testament authors, you should either go back to the passage listing web-page and select the link on the 'version' column; or click on the column heading and search through the chapter for the relevant passage; than select the OT passage from the reference column.

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