John 1:29-51 Revised Standard Version

Behold the Lamb of God

29  The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30  This is he of whom I said, 'After me comes a man who ranks before me, for he was before me.' 31  I myself did not know him; but for this I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel." 32  And John bore witness, "I saw the Spirit descend as a dove from heaven, and it remained on him. 33  I myself did not know him; but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, 'He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.' 34  And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God."

The First Disciples

35  The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples; 36  and he looked at Jesus as he walked, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God!"

37  The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. 38  Jesus turned, and saw them following, and said to them, "What do you seek?" And they said to him, "Rabbi" (which means Teacher), "where are you staying?" 39  He said to them, "Come and see." They came and saw where he was staying; and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour. 40  One of the two who heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. 41  He first found his brother Simon, and said to him, "We have found the Messiah" (which means Christ). 42  He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him, and said, "So you are Simon the son of John? You shall be called Cephas" (which means Peter).

The Call of Philip and Nathanael

43  The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. And he found Philip and said to him, "Follow me." 44  Now Philip was from Beth-sa'ida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45  Philip found Nathan'a-el, and said to him, "We have found him of whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph." 46  Nathan'a-el said to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see." 47  Jesus saw Nathan'a-el coming to him, and said of him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!" 48  Nathan'a-el said to him, "How do you know me?" Jesus answered him, "Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you." 49  Nathan'a-el answered him, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!" 50  Jesus answered him, "Because I said to you, I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You shall see greater things than these." 51  And he said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man."

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