John 1:29-51 Darby’s Translation

Behold the Lamb of God

29  On the morrow he sees Jesus coming to him, and says, Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. 30  He it is of whom I said, A man comes after me who takes a place before me, because he was before me; 31  and I knew him not; but that he might be manifested to Israel, therefore have I come baptising with water. 32  And John bore witness, saying, I beheld the Spirit descending as a dove from heaven, and it abode upon him. 33  And I knew him not; but he who sent me to baptise with water, he said to me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending and abiding on him, he it is who baptises with [the] Holy Spirit. 34  And I have seen and borne witness that this is the Son of God.

The First Disciples

35  Again, on the morrow, there stood John and two of his disciples. 36  And, looking at Jesus as he walked, he says, Behold the Lamb of God.

37  And the two disciples heard him speaking, and followed Jesus. 38  But Jesus having turned, and seeing them following, says to them, What seek ye? And they said to him, Rabbi (which, being interpreted, signifies Teacher), where abidest thou? 39  He says to them, Come and see. They went therefore, and saw where he abode; and they abode with him that day. It was about the tenth hour. 40  Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard [this] from John and followed him. 41  He first finds his own brother Simon, and says to him, We have found the Messias (which being interpreted is Christ). 42  And he led him to Jesus. Jesus looking at him said, Thou art Simon, the son of Jonas; thou shalt be called Cephas (which interpreted is stone).

The Call of Philip and Nathanael

43  On the morrow he would go forth into Galilee, and Jesus finds Philip, and says to him, Follow me. 44  And Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter. 45  Philip finds Nathanael, and says to him, We have found him of whom Moses wrote in the law, and the prophets, Jesus, the son of Joseph, who is from Nazareth. 46  And Nathanael said to him, Can anything good come out of Nazareth? Philip says to him, Come and see. 47  Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and says of him, Behold [one] truly an Israelite, in whom there is no guile. 48  Nathanael says to him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said to him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig-tree, I saw thee. 49  Nathanael answered and said to him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God, thou art the King of Israel. 50  Jesus answered and said to him, Because I said to thee, I saw thee under the fig-tree, believest thou? Thou shalt see greater things than these. 51  And he says to him, Verily, verily, I say to you, Henceforth ye shall see the heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of man.

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