The next day, having decided to leave Bethany and go into Galilee, Jesus found Philip, and invited him to follow Him.
(Now Philip came from Bethsaida, the same town as Andrew and Peter.)
Then Philip found Nathanael, and said to him, "We have found him about whom Moses in the Law wrote, as well as the Prophets--Jesus, the son of Joseph, a man of Nazareth."
"Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" replied Nathanael. "Come and see," said Philip.
Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, and said of him, "Look! here is a true Israelite, in whom there is no deceitfulness!"
"How do you know me?" Nathanael asked. "Before Philip called you," said Jesus, "when you were under the fig-tree I saw you."
"Rabbi," cried Nathanael, "you are the Son of God, you are Israel's King!"
"Because I said to you, `I saw you under the fig-tree,'" replied Jesus, "do you believe? You shall see greater things than that."
"I tell you all in most solemn truth," He added, "that you shall see Heaven opened wide, and God's angels going up, and coming down to the Son of Man."