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John 1:43–51

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Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael

43 The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip,e he said to him, “Follow me.”f

44 Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida.g 45 Philip found Nathanaelh and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law,i and about whom the prophets also wrotej—Jesus of Nazareth,k the son of Joseph.”l

46 “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?”m Nathanael asked.

“Come and see,” said Philip.

47 When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, “Here truly is an Israeliten in whom there is no deceit.”o

48 “How do you know me?” Nathanael asked.

Jesus answered, “I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you.”

49 Then Nathanael declared, “Rabbi,p you are the Son of God;q you are the king of Israel.”r

50 Jesus said, “You believeh because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that.” 51 He then added, “Very truly I tell you,i youj will see ‘heaven open,s and the angels of God ascending and descendingt on’k the Son of Man.”u

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