John 1:43

“The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The day following, Iesus would goe foorth into Galilee, & findeth Philip, & saith vnto him, Follow me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The next day He purposed to go into Galilee, and He *found Philip. And Jesus *said to him, "Follow Me."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

On the morrow he was minded to go forth into Galilee, and he findeth Philip: and Jesus saith unto him, Follow me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The day after this, Jesus had a desire to go into Galilee. He came across Philip and said to him, Come and be my disciple.
- Basic English Bible

On the morrow he would go forth into Galilee, and Jesus finds Philip, and says to him, Follow me.
- Darby Bible

The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith to him, follow me.
- Webster's Bible

The next day, having decided to leave Bethany and go into Galilee, Jesus found Philip, and invited him to follow Him.
- Weymouth Bible

On the next day, he was determined to go out into Galilee, and he found Philip. Jesus said to him, "Follow me."
- World English Bible

And on the morewe he wolde go out in to Galilee, and he foond Filip; and he seith to hym, Sue thou me.
- Wycliffe Bible

On the morrow, he willed to go forth to Galilee, and he findeth Philip, and saith to him, `Be following me.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for John 1:43

Joh 1:43,44 Findeth Philip, and saith to him, Follow me. This is the first recorded instance of the Savior calling a disciple to follow him. Philip, it must be borne in mind, is not Philip, "one of the seven" (Ac 21:8), but "one of the Twelve", a citizen of Bethsaida of Galilee (Joh 12:21), and a fellow-townsman of Andrew and Peter.

Discussion for John 1

  • Vj
    John was hungering for more closeness to God. He was watching for and expecting Jesus .He had listened and learned from teachings from Gods Word and believed It would come to pass just like it was foretold by the true prophets .
  • Cynthia Scott
    John was faithful unto God. He could have grown weary while waiting on Jesus to come; however he never gave up. He continued to pave the way for Jesus. We as Christians today should do the same. We are so quick to give up when we don't get a quick answer to our prayers. Praise God for forgiveness and his Love!
  • Alicia brown
    If I wasn't here right today I wouldn't be with my heavenly father
  • Roslyn robinson
    He was a man of great faith and wisdom
  • Eve56
    John was following God commandments He was truly one of God's son's. So for that reason why some people believe in God.
  • Tracy
    I like John 1 confirms the prophecy of Jesus Christ as the Messiah. Then here comes Simon who Jesus calls "Stone". Then Nathaniel Jesus says He saw him under the fig tree. My words may not be articulate but i truly believe we have been called specifically out of darkness into Light with the Father.

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