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Luke 5:8


But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Go away from me, Lord, 1  for I am a sinful man!” 2 


Ex 20:19; Jud 13:22; 1Sa 6:20; 2Sa 6:9; 1Ki 17:18; Job 40:4; Job 42:5,6; Isa 6:5; Da 10:16,17; Mt 2:11; Mt 8:8; Mt 17:6; Joh 11:32; Ac 10:25,26; 1Co 13:12; Re 1:17; Re 22:8,9

NET © Notes

sn Lord is a term of high respect in this context. God’s presence in the work of Jesus makes Peter recognize his authority. This vocative is common in Luke (20 times), but does not yet have its full confessional force.

sn Peter was intimidated that someone who was obviously working with divine backing was in his presence (“Go away from me”). He feared his sinfulness might lead to judgment, but Jesus would show him otherwise.

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