5:2 He saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gotten out of them and were washing their nets.
5:3 He got into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then Jesus sat down and taught the crowds from the boat.
5:4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and lower your nets for a catch.”
5:5 Simon answered, “Master, we worked hard all night and caught nothing! But at your word I will lower the nets.”
5:6 When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets started to tear.
5:7 So they motioned to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both boats, so that they were about to sink.
5:8 But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!”
5:9 For Peter and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken,
5:10 and so were James and John, Zebedee’s sons, who were Simon’s business partners. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.”