John 1:42-51 NIV

42 And he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, "You are Simon son of John. You will be called1 Cephas" (which, when translated, is Petera ).2

References for John 1:42

    • j 1:42 - Both "Cephas" (Aramaic) and "Peter" (Greek) mean "rock".

      Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael

      43 The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip,3 he said to him, "Follow me."4

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      44 Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida.5

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      45 Philip found Nathanael6 and told him, "We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law,7 and about whom the prophets also wrote8--Jesus of Nazareth,9 the son of Joseph."10

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      46 "Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?"11 Nathanael asked. "Come and see," said Philip.

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      47 When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, "Here is a true Israelite,12 in whom there is nothing false."13

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      48 "How do you know me?" Nathanael asked. Jesus answered, "I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you."
      49 Then Nathanael declared, "Rabbi,14 you are the Son of God;15 you are the King of Israel."16

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          50 Jesus said, "You believeb because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You shall see greater things than that."

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            • k 1:50 - Or "Do you believe . . . ?"
              51 He then added, "I tell youc the truth, youd shall see heaven open,17 and the angels of God ascending and descending18 on the Son of Man."19

              References for John 1:51

                • l 1:51 - The Greek is plural.
                • m 1:51 - The Greek is plural.