c. Bringing Forth Stones for God's Building
35 Again the next day John was standing with two of his disciples,
36 And looking at Jesus walking, he said, Behold, the aLamb of God!
37 And the two disciples heard him speak this, and they followed Jesus.
38 And Jesus, turning and beholding them following, said to them, What are you seeking? And they said to Him, Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are You staying?
39 He said to them, Come, and you will see. They went therefore and saw where He was staying, and they stayed with Him that day; it was about the 1tenth hour.
40 One of the two who heard this from John and followed Him was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
41 He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, We have found the 1Messiah (which translated means 1Christ).
42 He led him to Jesus. Looking at him, Jesus said, You are Simon, the son of John; you shall be called Cephas (which is interpreted, 1aPeter).
43 The next day He wanted to go forth into Galilee, and He found Philip. And Jesus said to him, Follow Me.
44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter.
45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, wrote, Jesus, the 1son of Joseph, from Nazareth.
46 And Nathanael said to him, Can anything good be from Nazareth? Philip said to him, aCome and see.
47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him and said concerning him, Behold, truly an Israelite, in whom there is no guile!
48 Nathanael said to Him, How do You know me? Jesus answered and said to him, Before Philip called you, while you were under the fig tree, I saw you.
49 Nathanael answered Him, Rabbi, You are the Son of God; You are the 1aKing of Israel.
50 Jesus answered and said to him, Is it because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree that you believe? You shall see agreater things than these.
51 And He said to him, 1Truly, truly, I say to you, You shall see 2aheaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the 3Son of Man.