The next day John was standing again with two of his disciples.
When he saw Jesus walking along he said, "Look! The Lamb of God!"
The two disciples heard what he said, and they followed Jesus.
When Jesus turned and saw them following, he asked, "What are you looking for?" They said, "Rabbi (which is translated Teacher), where are you staying?"
He replied, "Come and see." So they went and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. It was about four o'clock in the afternoon.
One of the two disciples who heard what John said and followed Jesus was Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter.
He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, "We have found the Messiah" (which is translated Christa ).
He led him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, "You are Simon, son of John. You will be called Cephas" (which is translated Peter).
The next day Jesus wanted to go into Galilee, and he found Philip. Jesus said to him,
"Follow me."Philip was from Bethsaida, the hometown of Andrew and Peter.
Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law and the Prophets: Jesus, Joseph's son, from Nazareth."
Nathanael responded, "Can anything from Nazareth be good?" Philip said, "Come and see."
Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said about him, "Here is a genuine Israelite in whom there is no deceit."
Nathanael asked him, "How do you know me?" Jesus answered, "Before Philip called you, I saw you under the fig tree."
Nathanael replied, "Rabbi, you are God's Son. You are the king of Israel."
Jesus answered, "Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these!51I assure you that you will see heaven open and God's angels going up to heaven and down to earth on the Human One."b