John 1:45

“Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Philip findeth Nathaneel, and saith vnto him, We haue found him of whom Moses in the Law, and the Prophets did write, Iesus of Nazareth the sonne of Ioseph.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Philip *found Nathanael and *said to him, "We have found Him of whom Moses in the Law and {also} the Prophets wrote--Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Philip came across Nathanael and said to him, We have made a discovery! It is he of whom Moses, in the law, and the prophets were writing, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
- Basic English Bible

Philip finds Nathanael, and says to him, We have found him of whom Moses wrote in the law, and the prophets, Jesus, the son of Joseph, who is from Nazareth.
- Darby Bible

Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith to him, We have found him described by Moses in the law, and by the prophets, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
- Webster's Bible

Then Philip found Nathanael, and said to him, "We have found him about whom Moses in the Law wrote, as well as the Prophets--Jesus, the son of Joseph, a man of Nazareth."
- Weymouth Bible

Philip found Nathanael, and said to him, "We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, wrote: Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."
- World English Bible

Filip foond Nathanael, and seide to hym, We han foundun Jhesu, the sone of Joseph, of Nazareth, whom Moyses wroot in the lawe and profetis.
- Wycliffe Bible

Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith to him, `Him of whom Moses wrote in the Law, and the prophets, we have found, Jesus the son of Joseph, who [is] from Nazareth;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:45


1:45 Jesus of Nazareth - So Philip thought, not knowing he was born in Bethlehem. Nathanael was probably the same with Bartholomew, that is, the son of Tholomew. St. Matthew joins Bartholomew with Philip, #Mt 10:3|, and St. John places Nathanael in the midst of the apostles, immediately after Thomas, #John 21:2|, just as Bartholomew is placed, #Acts 1:13|.


People's Bible Notes for John 1:45


Joh 1:45 Philip findeth Nathanael. As we learn from Joh 21:2, Nathanael was a Galilean, his home being at "Cana in Galilee". His name only occurs in these two places. He is supposed to have been one of the Twelve, the same one mentioned in the other Gospels as Bartholomew (Mt 10:3 Mr 3:18 Lu 6:14), which means "son of Tolmai". The use of the name in Joh 21:2 favors this hypothesis. We have found him, of whom Moses . . . did write. There was only one to whom this could refer, "The prophet like unto Moses" (De 34:10 Ac 3:22 7:37), the Messiah; and when Philip names Jesus of Nazareth, Nathanael is at once skeptical whether the Messiah could come out of Nazareth, an insignificant and despised place.

Discussion for John 1

  • ANTHONY PLANGE-ANNAN
    I give thanks and glory to John who humbly give good accounts of the Messiah and not given credit to himself by saying I baptize you with water but he will do with the Holy Spirit.
  • Edna
    I so much like verse 12 "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name"
  • Tracey Greene
    I love that part where the word says: and all we have received of His fullness. Christ is full of grace and truth, and having received of His fullness is incredible, His Spirit lives on the inside of us giving us a truly wonderful power to overcome the things of the world. John makes it plain, to the point.
  • Bob G.
    Elijah,

    He already came as their Messiah. They rejected Him. That rejection came to a head with the stoning of Stephen. The second coming will be as King. To rule and reign with Israel on the earth. Today believers are in the Body of Christ which has a heavenly promise. Hope this helps.
  • Elijah
    Would any of you be so kind as to tell my why the second coming of jesus cannot fulfill the jewish definition of a Messiah?
  • Antwi
    King James
    Good news



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