When Jesus turned and saw them following him, he asked, "What are you looking for?" They said, "Rabbi, where are you staying?" ("Rabbi" means "Teacher.")
He answered, "Come and see." So the two men went with Jesus and saw where he was staying and stayed there with him that day. It was about four o'clock in the afternoon.
One of the two men who followed Jesus after they heard John speak about him was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and say to him, "We have found the Messiah." ("Messiah" means "Christ.")
Then Andrew took Simon to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, "You are Simon son of John. You will be called Cephas." ("Cephas" means "Peter."n)
The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, "Follow me."
Philip was from the town of Bethsaida, where Andrew and Peter lived.
Philip found Nathanael and told him, "We have found the man that Moses wrote about in the law, and the prophets also wrote about him. He is Jesus, the son of Joseph, from Nazareth."
But Nathanael said to Philip, "Can anything good come from Nazareth?" Philip answered, "Come and see."
As Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said, "Here is truly an Israelite. There is nothing false in him."
Nathanael asked, "How do you know me?" Jesus answered, "I saw you when you were under the fig tree, before Philip told you about me."