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

  • 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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