John 1:41

“He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He first findeth his owne brother Simon, and saith vnto him, We haue found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He *found first his own brother Simon and *said to him, "We have found the Messiah (which translated means Christ)."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He findeth first his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messiah (which is, being interpreted, Christ).
- American Standard Version (1901)

Early in the morning he came across his brother and said to him, We have made discovery! It is the Messiah! (which is to say, the Christ).
- Basic English Bible

He first finds his own brother Simon, and says to him, We have found the Messias (which being interpreted is Christ).
- Darby Bible

He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith to him, We have found the Messiah; which is, being interpreted, the Christ.
- Webster's Bible

He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, "We have found the Messiah!" --that is to say, the Anointed One.
- Weymouth Bible

He first found his own brother, Simon, and said to him, "We have found the Messiah!" (which is, being interpreted, Christ).
- World English Bible

This foond first his brother Symount, and he seide to him, We han foundun Messias, that is to seie, Crist; and he ledde him to Jhesu.
- Wycliffe Bible

this one doth first find his own brother Simon, and saith to him, `We have found the Messiah,' (which is, being interpreted, The Anointed,)
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:41


1:41 He first findeth his own brother Simon - Probably both of them sought him: Which is, being interpreted, the Christ - This the evangelist adds, as likewise those words in #John 1:38|, that is, being interpreted, Master.


People's Bible Notes for John 1:41


Joh 1:41 Findeth his own brother Simon. Simon Peter. In true missionary spirit Andrew at once and first sought his own brother. We have found the Messias. The Christ promised by the prophets. "Messiah" is the Hebrew word meaning the same as "Christ", that is, "anointed one".

Discussion for John 1

  • Daniel
    This wonderful book begins by unveiling the Person of Jesus Christ as being Almighty God. He is the God of Israel, and the Elohim, the Creator of heaven and the earth. He is the God of Israel, but Israel did not receive Him (as their Messiah). As many as received Him, he gives them a divine birth. I note this is 'not by bloods' speaking of the blood of offerings, (geneology is seed, i.e the cross
  • Amankwaa Solomon
    The name of God who was in the old testament is Jesus Christ in the new testament just as John is saying . Look at what Paul about Him in 1st Timothy 3:16 God revealed Himself in fresh ... Also , John 1:14 . Jesus is the father ,son and the Holy Ghost . He created the world and human beings .
  • Irene123
    To Jeanette - I saw your 'thank-you' on here; thank-you for your acknowledgment. The Lord Jesus bless you and yours this Holiday season; may He keep you all safe, in JESUS name, AMEN!!
  • Jeannette
    *Thank you Jesus. Please give note to the one who sent this to my email I appreciate that as well. Watch over her kindly. Amen.
  • Rev Autrey
    Again, when John says that Jesus (the Word) is God he is not speaking in vacuum. He knew from reading the Scriptures that the one he baptized was God. Isa. 12:2 reads, "See, God has come to save me! I will trust and not be afraid, for the Lord is my strength and song; he is my salvation. And guess what! That's what the name Jesus means, "the God who saves" or "God save me."
  • Rev Autrey
    Again, if John says "and the Word (meaning Jesus) was God," then Jesus is God. Let's believe what John tells us and stop trying to come up with some way to say that he is not. This is why Paul tells us in Romans 10 that "we must confess that Jesus is Lord (meaning the Lord or the God) to be saved. Let's sum it up this way: Jesus and God are the same. That is to say, Jesus is God's name.

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