John 1:42

“And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he brought him to Iesus. And when Iesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the sonne of Iona, thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, a stone.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, "You are Simon the son of John; you shall be called Cephas (which is translated Peter)."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He brought him unto Jesus. Jesus looked upon him, and said, Thou art Simon the son of John: thou shalt be called Cephas (which is by interpretation, Peter).
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he took him to Jesus. Looking at him fixedly Jesus said, You are Simon, the son of John; your name will be Cephas (which is to say, Peter).
- Basic English Bible

And he led him to Jesus. Jesus looking at him said, Thou art Simon, the son of Jonas; thou shalt be called Cephas (which interpreted is stone).
- Darby Bible

And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas; which is, by interpretation, a stone.
- Webster's Bible

He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, "You are Simon, son of John: you shall be called Cephas" --that is to say, Peter (or `Rock').
- Weymouth Bible

He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him, and said, "You are Simon the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas" (which is by interpretation, Peter).
- World English Bible

And Jhesus bihelde hym, and seide, Thou art Symount, the sone of Johanna; thou schalt be clepid Cefas, that is to seie, Petre.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he brought him unto Jesus: and having looked upon him, Jesus saith, `Thou art Simon, the son of Jonas, thou shalt be called Cephas,' (which is interpreted, A rock.)
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:42


1:42 Jesus said, Thou art Simon, the son of Jonah - As none had told our Lord these names, this could not but strike Peter. Cephas, which is Peter - Moaning the same in Syriac which Peter does in Greek, namely, a rock.


People's Bible Notes for John 1:42


Joh 1:42 Thou shalt be called Cephas. A Hebrew word meaning "stone". Peter is the Greek form.

Discussion for John 1

  • Quansto
    John 1:34 "this is the son of God " how clear can it be said.
  • Emily
    If you have accepted Jesus Christ into your heart then the Holy Spirit lives within you.
  • Quansto
    Where's the holy spirit?
  • Brother William
    These three bear record in heaven: the Father, the Word and the Holy Ghost. And these three are one. God in One Person: Jesus Christ. Faithful and True. "His name is called The Word of God".
  • Ivan
    It clearly proofs that Jesus is God.
  • John
    God said let their be light and light made all thing [wisdom]

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