John 1:49

“Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Nathaneel answered, and saith vnto him, Rabbi, thou art the Sonne of God, thou art the king of Israel.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Nathanael answered Him, "Rabbi, You are the Son of God; You are the King of Israel."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Nathanael answered him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art King of Israel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Nathanael said to him, Rabbi, you are the Son of God, you are King of Israel!
- Basic English Bible

Nathanael answered and said to him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God, thou art the King of Israel.
- Darby Bible

Nathanael answered and said to him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.
- Webster's Bible

Rabbi, cried Nathanael, "you are the Son of God, you are Israel's King!"
- Weymouth Bible

Nathanael answered him, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are King of Israel!"
- World English Bible

`and seide, Rabi, thou art the sone of God, thou art kyng of Israel.
- Wycliffe Bible

Nathanael answered and saith to him, `Rabbi, thou art the Son of God, thou art the king of Israel.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:49


1:49 Nathanael answered - Happy are they that are ready to believe, swift to receive the truth and grace of God. Thou art the Son of God - So he acknowledges now more than he had heard from Philip: The Son of God, the king of Israel - A confession both of the person and office of Christ.


People's Bible Notes for John 1:49


Joh 1:49 Thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel. Philip had said, "Jesus, the son of Joseph" (Joh 1:45), as he supposed, but Nathanael, convinced, declared him the Son of God. This is the first confession of the divinity of Jesus.

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.
  • 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



  • BSP
    Verse 3 shows that not even one thing has come into existence apart from Jesus.

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