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

  • 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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