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 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38 And Jesus turned and saw them following, and *said to them, “What are you seeking?” 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; 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 first *found 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 [f]decided to go to (J)Galilee, and He *found (K)Philip. And Jesus *said to him, (L)Follow Me.” 44 Now (M)Philip was from (N)Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 (O)Philip *found (P)Nathanael and *said to him, “We have found Him of whom (Q)Moses wrote in the Law, and (R)the prophets also wrote: Jesus (S)the son of Joseph, from (T)Nazareth!” 46 Nathanael said to him, “(U)Can anything good be from Nazareth?” (V)Philip *said to him, “Come and see.” 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and *said of him, “Here is truly an (W)Israelite, 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)heaven opened and (AC)the angels of God ascending and descending on (AD)the Son of Man.”

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Footnotes

  1. John 1:35 Lit and
  2. John 1:39 I.e., about 4 p.m.
  3. John 1:41 Gr Anointed One
  4. John 1:42 Gr Joannes
  5. John 1:42 I.e., Rock or Stone in Gr
  6. John 1:43 Or resolved