(22) Jesus’ First Disciples
35The next day as John again stood there with two of his disciples, 36he looked at Jesus as He walked by, and said, “Look, the Lamb of God!”
37When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. 38Then Jesus turned and saw them following Him, and said to them, “What do you want?”
They answered, “Rabbi” (which translated means, Master),1 “where are you staying?”
39”Come and see,” He said. So they went and saw where He was staying, and stayed with Him that day (now it was about the tenth hour).
40One of the two who heard John, and followed Jesus, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which translated means, the Christ).2
42And he brought him to Jesus.
When he arrived, Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas” (which translated means, A stone).
43The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.”
44Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found Him: the one Moses in the law and the prophets wrote about. It’s Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”
46But Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?”
“Come and see,” Philip said to him.
47Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and said of him, “Look, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!”
48Nathanael said to Him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered, saying to him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.”
49”Rabbi,” Nathanael said to Him, “you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel.”
50Then Jesus said to him, “Because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the fig tree,’ you believe? Well, you shall see greater things than these.”
51And He said to him, “Truly, I tell you this: hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”
(22) Jesus’ First Disciples
John 1:35-51 (KJV)
35 Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples; 36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God! 37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou? 39 He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour. 40 One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. 42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone. 43 The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me. 44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. 46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see. 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! 48 Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee. 49 Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel. 50 Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these. 51 And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.
 Master could be rendered Teacher.  Messiah is a Hebrew word. Christ is its equivalent in the Greek. Both mean, The Anointed One.
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