John 1:37

37 The two disciples heard him and went after Jesus.

John 1:37 Meaning and Commentary

John 1:37

And the two disciples heard him speak
The above words, and took notice of them; faith in Christ came by hearing them; they reached their hearts, and they found their affections, and the desires of their souls, to be after Christ:

and they followed Jesus;
left their master, and went after him, in order to get some acquaintance with him, and receive some instructions from him.

John 1:37 In-Context

35 The next day John was back at his post with two disciples, who were watching.
36 He looked up, saw Jesus walking nearby, and said, "Here he is, God's Passover Lamb."
37 The two disciples heard him and went after Jesus.
38 Jesus looked over his shoulder and said to them, "What are you after?" They said, "Rabbi" (which means "Teacher"), "where are you staying?"
39 He replied, "Come along and see for yourself." They came, saw where he was living, and ended up staying with him for the day. It was late afternoon when this happened.
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