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The Calling of More Disciples

1:43 On the next day Jesus105 wanted to set out for Galilee.106 He107 found Philip and said108 to him, “Follow me.” 1:44 (Now Philip was from Bethsaida,109 the town of110 Andrew and Peter.) 1:45 Philip found Nathanael111 and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the law, and the prophets also112 wrote about—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” 1:46 Nathanael113 replied,114 “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?”115 Philip replied,116 “Come and see.”

1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and exclaimed,117 “Look, a true Israelite in whom there is no deceit!118 1:48 Nathanael asked him, “How do you know me?” Jesus replied,119 “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree,120 I saw you.” 1:49 Nathanael answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the king121 of Israel!”122 1:50 Jesus said to him,123 “Because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You will see greater things than these.”124 1:51 He continued,125 “I tell all of you the solemn truth126—you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”127


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