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

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The Trinity is revealed in this Chapter. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit have been one since the beginning of time. The Word- Jesus Christ, came down to the world to take away our sins. John had the singular privilege of being a forerunner and baptising Jesus with water who will in turn, baptise with the Holy Spirit. The Book of John is deep.
  • Bruce
    --- Ye were not redeemed with corruptible things as silver and gold --- but with the Precious Blood of Christ as of a Lamb without blemish and without spot.1Peter 1:18-19 /--- He was led as a Sheep to the slaughter and like a Lamb dumb before His shearer---Acts 8:32. / Thank you for being on here,it helps us believers to be stronger and more in His Word. Whosoever: Revelation 20:15. Forever.
  • Insight777
    Jesus is the shepherd not the lamb. John said behold the Lamb of God. The Lamb of God is the church that takes away the sins of the world by teaching=shedding the blood of Christ which is the new testament taught to them by Jesus. Water baptism is taught for the remission of sin and the voice of God approves. John was telling Jesus, here is your lamb=church that you come to lead to God and save.
  • Lu2677
    John 1:5"And the light shineth in darkness, and darkness comprehended it not." The context of the verse is Jesus is the light in a dark world. And the wicked of his day did not comprehend who he was. Jesus is the Word; Those that walk in darkness cannot comprehend the Word of God; Scripture. They add to it, take away from it, reject it, hate it, they turn the word of God into lewdness,
  • Peter
    John 1 is a very important charter where we can see Jesus as God and God in Jesus wherein the Trinity is explicitly defined and explained. John the baptist also gives it clearly. What more can one not believe this witness and testimony. Truly Jesus is God and John the Apostle gives an eye witness of everything as he saw, knew and testify so that we can believe in Jesus Christ the Lord. amen.
  • Irene123
    LU2677 - Thank-you for your concern but - I didn't have you in mind when I posted anything about the Godhead. I had people in mind who might be hungry for truth OR - want to see some truth on here that are of the same mind as me. I don't care who comments on my postings, I know the truth of God's word, and have for nearly 50 yrs.; not quite 50, but close. Matt.28:19; Acts2:38; 4:10

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