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

  • George C
    John 1:18 Says that no man has seen God only the Son. This seems to state that not even Moses saw God. Moses may have been speaking to Jesus The Word mediator, the real voice of Jehovah . He is the only begotten Son of God. And according to John 1:3 He Jesus created all things. Isaiah 9:6 Jesus is the everlasting Father. Only Jesus Christ and Jehovah Holly Spirit the share the same essence.
  • Luigi
    4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD JEHOVAH' our God is one LORD: GOD is not a trinity. The Bible never mentions that word. That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth. 6 That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else. Isaiah 45 6
  • A disciple
    Thank you Rene! It seems very terrible to me how with the times so bad, and the end of all things being literally "at hand;" that so many still set themselves to defiantly oppose and contradict, and carry on as if they weren't about to stand before the Judge! "Then truly by there fruits you shall know them." Let us all the more hold fast to Jesus and His Words and wholly follow Him no matter what!
  • Rene Crispin
    I agree so much with your comments faith by works
  • A disciple
    We are saved from our sins by the death burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ; and made clean by the Word which He has spoken to us. There is no salvation in any other; for there is no other name given among men whereby we must be saved. BUT, NOT EVERYONE WHO SAYS TO ME, LORD, LORD, SHALL ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN; BUT HE THAT DOES THE WILL OF MY FATHER! Faith is known by works!
  • Mild Bill
    A disciple, To enter heaven by your own work is not of grace.Jesus did not simply make a down payment and you installments.You err in soteriology.You work, and so God owes you,or so you believe. Sadly I think of you and the multitudes working their way to heaven,misguided in pride. This format is not for personal discussion,henceforth,I will no longer respond to your messages.

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