Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentMatthew 4:18
- Casting a net into the sea (ballantav ampiblhstron eiv thn talassan).
- The word here for net is a casting-net (compare ampiballw in Mark 1:16, casting on both sides). The net was thrown over the shoulder and spread into a circle (ampi). In 4:20 and 4:21 another word occurs for nets (diktua), a word used for nets of any kind. The large drag-net (saghnh) appears in Matthew 13:47.