Mark 1:19 Commentary - Mr. D's Notes on Selected New Testament Books by Stanley Derickson

19 And when he had gone a little further thence, he saw James the [son] of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets. 20 And straightway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him.

Two more that were fishing called to be apostles. Humm do we see a pattern here? Four fishermen, is this a Biblical okay to go fishing fellows? Well maybe not since they left their fishing to do service for their God.

Again we don't know what the precursors were to this call, but we might have indication in Act 1:21 that all of the disciples were at least hearers of John the Baptist if not followers. In the context of picking a replacement for Judas one of the comments made was 21 "Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22 Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection." It would seem logical to conclude that they all were at the very least knowledgeable or John. Now we should look at one more line of thought. If this is true and it seems to be, then might part of the smoothing of the way that John was to do, have been the pre-training of the twelve. John's ministry would have brought them to purity of life and started them on their spiritual journey with the Lord even before He had appeared on the scene.

Consult other comments:

Mark 1:19 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Mark 1:19 - The Greek Testament

Mark 1:19 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Mark 1:19 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Mark 1:19 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Mark 1:19 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 1:19 - Mr. D's Notes on Selected New Testament Books by Stanley Derickson

Mark 1:19 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Mark 1:19 - Geneva Bible Notes

Mark 1:19 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Mark 1:19 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Mark 1:19 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Mark 1:19 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Mark 1:19 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Mark 1:19 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Mark 1:19 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 1:19 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Mark 1:19 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Mark 1:19 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Mark 1:19 - Combined Bible Commentary

Mr. D's Notes on Selected New Testament Books by Stanley Derickson