John 1:48

“Nathaneel sayeth vnto him, Whence knowest thou me? Iesus answered, and said vnto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast vnder the figge tree, I saw thee.”

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Other Translations

Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.
- King James Version

Nathanael *said to Him, "How do You know me? Jesus answered and said to him, "Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Nathanael said to him, Where did you get knowledge of me? In answer Jesus said, Before Philip was talking with you, while you were still under the fig-tree, I saw you.
- Basic English Bible

Nathanael says to him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said to him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig-tree, I saw thee.
- Darby Bible

Nathanael saith to him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said to him, Before Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig-tree, I saw thee.
- Webster's Bible

How do you know me? Nathanael asked. "Before Philip called you," said Jesus, "when you were under the fig-tree I saw you."
- Weymouth Bible

Nathanael said to him, "How do you know me?" Jesus answered him, "Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you."
- World English Bible

Nathanael seide to hym, Wherof hast thou knowun me? Jhesus `answerde, and seide to hym, Bifor that Filip clepide thee, whanne thou were vndur the fige tree, Y saiy thee. Nathanael answerde to hym,
- Wycliffe Bible

Nathanael saith to him, `Whence me dost thou know?' Jesus answered and said to him, `Before Philip's calling thee -- thou being under the fig-tree -- I saw thee.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:48


1:48 Under the fig tree I saw thee - Perhaps at prayer.


People's Bible Notes for John 1:48


Joh 1:48 Whence knowest thou me? Nathanael, who had never met Jesus before, was surprised to hear himself spoken of as one known. When thou wast under the fig tree. There was something about this answer that filled Nathanael with astonishment. Under the shade and shelter of the fig tree he had some rare experience that is not recorded, and that he supposed unknown to man. That Jesus knew of it and read his soul startled him and dissipated his unbelief.

Discussion for John 1

  • Joya potter
    John is a great first book to read in learning alot about Jesus.
  • Santi Tajuddin edy
    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. JH 1:1 The same was in the beginning with God. JH 1:2 All things were made by [through] him; and without him [there WU] was not any thing made that was made. JH 1:3 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. JH 1:4 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. JH 1:5

    There was a man
  • Ruth
    Thank YOU and bless you for letting me put the relevant Word of God that glorifies the Word of God, Jesus on this site!
  • LINDA CANNON
    Jesus you are my light and salvation the lamb that were slain from the foundation of this world.Thank you for your holy shed blood for the remission of my sins.
    All praise and honor belongs to you. Jesus I will bless your names at all times and your praises shall continually be in my mouth. John said behold the Lamb of God who cometh to take away the sins of the world. John said look at him.
  • Lilian
    In the beginning there was a word and the word was with God and the word is God i believe you Lord Jesus that you are the word from Abba Father in order for us to believe that there is God our Father who truly loves us your word Lord is my life i will love you and will praise forever you are the light of my world amen hallelujah
  • Indi garcha
    Holy,direct,to the point,the truth

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