Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida.1
Philip found Nathanael2 and told him, "We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law,3 and about whom the prophets also wrote4--Jesus of Nazareth,5 the son of Joseph."6
"Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?"7 Nathanael asked. "Come and see," said Philip.
When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, "Here is a true Israelite,8 in whom there is nothing false."9
"How do you know me?" Nathanael asked. Jesus answered, "I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you."
Then Nathanael declared, "Rabbi,10 you are the Son of God;11 you are the King of Israel."12
Jesus said, "You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You shall see greater things than that."
He then added, "I tell you the truth, you shall see heaven open,13 and the angels of God ascending and descending14 on the Son of Man."15