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

  • Bruce
    If The World Does not See Christ in Us, We are in Big Trouble and They Will not Find The Narrow Road Which Leads to Eternal Life. We are that Light. Like it's Been Said, Let it Shine. We Will have Tribulation, Persecution,Trouble, in Jail, Lied about But Continue inThe Faith: You will Hear, Well Done Thou Good and Faithful Servant--- Enter Thou Into The Joy of Thyself Lord(Matthew 25:21)
  • Kathryn
    Let your light shine. Jesus is the light. Shine bright and nothing can put that light out.
  • Sally
    And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 1:4 in HIM was life and the life was the light of men PROVERBS 6:23 for the commandment is a lamp and the law is light and reproofs of instruction are the way of life HEBREWS 7:12 for the priesthood being changed there is made of necessity a change also of the law GALATIANS 6:2 bear you one another's burdens and so fulfil the law of CHRIST
  • Bruce
    Comforter: John 14:16, 14:26, 15:26 and John 16:7 ---The Comforter Will not come unto You ; But if I Depart, I Will Send Him unto You
  • Marcel gendron
    trying to find the passage where john says that Christ would send a Comforter

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