Jesus’ Public Ministry, First Converts

35 Again (A)the next day John was standing [a]with two of his disciples, 36 and he looked at Jesus as He walked, and *said, “Behold, (B)the Lamb of God!” 37 The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38 And Jesus turned and saw them following, and *said to them, “What do you seek?” They said to Him, “(C)Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are You staying?” 39 He *said to them, “Come, and you will see.” So they came and saw where He was staying; and they stayed with Him that day, for it was about the [b]tenth hour. 40 (D)One of the two who heard John speak and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41 He *found first his own brother Simon and *said to him, “We have found the (E)Messiah” (which translated means [c]Christ). 42 He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of [d](F)John; you shall be called (G)Cephas” (which is translated [e](H)Peter).

43 (I)The next day He purposed to go into (J)Galilee, and He *found (K)Philip. And Jesus *said to him, (L)Follow Me.” 44 Now (M)Philip was from (N)Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 (O)Philip *found (P)Nathanael and *said to him, “We have found Him of whom (Q)Moses in the Law and also (R)the Prophets wrote—Jesus of (S)Nazareth, (T)the son of Joseph.” 46 Nathanael said to him, “(U)Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?” (V)Philip *said to him, “Come and see.” 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and *said of him, “Behold, an (W)Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!” 48 Nathanael *said to Him, “How do You know me?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Before (X)Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” 49 Nathanael answered Him, “(Y)Rabbi, You are (Z)the Son of God; You are the (AA)King of Israel.” 50 Jesus answered and said to him, “Because I said to you that I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You will see greater things than these.” 51 And He *said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see (AB)the heavens opened and (AC)the angels of God ascending and descending on (AD)the Son of Man.”

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  1. John 1:35 Lit and
  2. John 1:39 Perhaps 10 a.m. (Roman time)
  3. John 1:41 Gr Anointed One
  4. John 1:42 Gr Joannes
  5. John 1:42 I.e. Rock or Stone

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