35 The following day John was again standing with two of his disciples. 36 As Jesus walked by, John looked at him and declared, “Look! There is the Lamb of God!” 37 When John’s two disciples heard this, they followed Jesus.
They replied, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?”
40 Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of these men who heard what John said and then followed Jesus. 41 Andrew went to find his brother, Simon, and told him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means “Christ”* ).
42 Then Andrew brought Simon to meet Jesus. Looking intently at Simon, Jesus said, “Your name is Simon, son of John—but you will be called Cephas” (which means “Peter”* ).
45 Philip went to look for Nathanael and told him, “We have found the very person Moses* and the prophets wrote about! His name is Jesus, the son of Joseph from Nazareth.”
“Come and see for yourself,” Philip replied.
Jesus replied, “I could see you under the fig tree before Philip found you.”
50 Jesus asked him, “Do you believe this just because I told you I had seen you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than this.” 51 Then he said, “I tell you the truth, you will all see heaven open and the angels of God going up and down on the Son of Man, the one who is the stairway between heaven and earth.* ”
1:41 Messiah (a Hebrew term) and Christ (a Greek term) both mean “anointed one.”
1:42 The names Cephas (from Aramaic) and Peter (from Greek) both mean “rock.”
1:45 Greek Moses in the law.