Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael
q The next day Jesus decided r to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, "Follow me."
Now s Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
Philip found t Nathanael and said to him, "We have found him of whom u Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus v of Nazareth, w the son of Joseph."
Nathanael said to him, x "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see."
Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, "Behold, y an Israelite indeed, z in whom there is no deceit!"
Nathanael said to him, "How a do you know me?" Jesus answered him, "Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you."
Nathanael answered him, b "Rabbi, c you are the Son of God! You are the d King of Israel!"
Jesus answered him, "Because I said to you, 'I saw you under the fig tree,' do you believe? You will see greater things than these."
And he said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see e heaven opened, and f the angels of God ascending and descending on g the Son of Man."
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The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples.
On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.
These things took place in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus.
Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together.
The Law and the Prophets were until John; since then the good news of the kingdom of God is preached, and everyone forces his way into it.
And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.
And he went and lived in a city called Nazareth, that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled: "He shall be called a Nazarene.
They said, "Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does he now say, 'I have come down from heaven' ?
Jesus, when he began his ministry, was about thirty years of age, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son of Heli.
Others said, "This is the Christ." But some said, "Is the Christ to come from Galilee?
They replied, "Are you from Galilee too? Search and see that no prophet arises from Galilee.
Book Three Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.
They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises.
But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel.
Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
Those who are left in Israel; they shall do no injustice and speak no lies, nor shall there be found in their mouth a deceitful tongue. For they shall graze and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
And in their mouth no lie was found, for they are blameless.
John 2:24 - 25
But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people
Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, "What are you seeking?" And they said to him, "Rabbi" (which means Teacher), "where are you staying?
And we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.
She said to him, "Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is coming into the world.
Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!
So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!
The Lord has taken away the judgments against you; he has cleared away your enemies. The King of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst; you shall never again fear evil.
Now Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" Jesus said, "You have said so.
He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him.
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
In the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the exiles by the Chebar canal, the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.
And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him.
Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened.
And he dreamed, and behold, there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. And behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it!
I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him.