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

  • 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.
  • Ae
    Everything was made by the word including universe, only human beings were created by God, that's why the word of God says "what is man that you are mindful of him"

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