Jesus Calls the First Disciples
Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples.
And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, v "Behold the Lamb of God!"
The two disciples heard him speak, and they w followed Jesus.
Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, "What do you seek?" They said to Him, "Rabbi" (which is to say, when translated, Teacher), "where are You staying?"
He said to them, "Come and see." They came and saw where He was staying, and remained with Him that day (now it was about the tenth hour).
One of the two who heard John speak, and followed Him, was x Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, "We have found the Messiah" (which is translated, the Christ).
And he brought him to Jesus. Now when Jesus looked at him, He said, "You are Simon the son of Jonah. y You shall be called Cephas" (which is translated, A Stone).
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
They immediately left their nets and followed Him.
And immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.
And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.
Now as soon as they had come out of the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked Him privately.
One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to Him.
Philip came and told Andrew, and in turn Andrew and Philip told Jesus.
And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.