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John 1:38-48 (GOD'S WORD Translation)

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38 Jesus turned around and saw them following him. He asked them, "What are you looking for?" They said to him, "Rabbi" (which means "teacher"), "where are you staying?" 39 Jesus told them, "Come, and you will see." So they went to see where he was staying and spent the rest of that day with him. It was about ten o'clock in the morning. 40 Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of the two disciples who heard John and followed Jesus. 41 Andrew at once found his brother Simon and told him, "We have found the Messiah" (which means "Christ"). 42 Andrew brought Simon to Jesus. Jesus looked at Simon and said, "You are Simon, son of John. Your name will be Cephas" (which means "Peter"). 43 The next day Jesus wanted to go to Galilee. He found Philip and told him, "Follow me!" 44 (Philip was from Bethsaida, the hometown of Andrew and Peter.) 45 Philip found Nathanael and told him, "We have found the man whom Moses wrote about in his teachings and whom the prophets wrote about. He is Jesus, son of Joseph, from the city of Nazareth." 46 Nathanael said to Philip, "Can anything good come from Nazareth?" Philip told him, "Come and see!" 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and remarked, "Here is a true Israelite who is sincere." 48 Nathanael asked Jesus, "How do you know anything about me?" Jesus answered him, "I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you."
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