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 for John 1:49

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 for John 1:49

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 1:49

  • Andy G van den Berg on John 1:49
    On JOHN 1:12

    By nature every person is born in sin through the sinful seed of their natural fathers and conditioned therein (1 Peter 1:23). For that reason and in order to become a son of God, which are born of God, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God, a person must be 'Born Again' (John 1:12,13; 3:3-7; 1 John 3:9; 5:4).

    By attending a man-made institution a few hours a week (Acts 7:48; 17:24), does not mean that a person can make a claim that they are followers of Christ and 'Born Again'. That is falsehood, as in truth they follow after an image of a false god and a false Christ (Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22; Gal. 4:8; Rev. 12:9). This is how Satan has transformed Himself into an angel of light (2 Cor. 11:13-15).

    Only through 'True Repentance' will God be able to reveal Himself, and adopt you as His sons and daughters (Rom. 8:15,23; 2 Cor.6:18; Gal. 4:5; Eph. 1:5; Hebr. 12:5; 1 John 3:1).

    The word 'Repent' means a lot more than what people by nature have been conditioned to believe. It is the key principle of all the teachings of Jesus Christ and the axiom (basis) of the Word of God and a prerequisite and primary requirement for the salvation of mankind. It actually means the changing of spirits - to turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God (Acts 26:18).

    For a better understanding and the 'spiritual truth' of what it means to repent, and learn how and by whom mankind has been deceived (Rev. 12:9), and what people must do to be reunited with the true and living God, we invite you to seek Him according to the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive (John 14:17).

    You need not that any man teach you (Isaiah 54:13; 6:45; 1 John 2:27), It is only by revelation of God that you will come to know Christ (Daniel 12:4,9; Amos 3:7; Matthew 16:17; Luke 2:26; Romans 16:25; 1 Cor. 2:10; Gal. 1:16; Eph. 3:3,5; Rev. 1:1). It is a narrow way that leadeth unto 'Life', and few there be that find it (Matthew 7:14).
  • Alfonso on John 1:49
    I was always under the impression that Peter was the first to believe Jesus was the Messiah/Son of God. (Matthew 16:16). Who is Nathanael and was he the first person to acknowledge Jesus as the Son of God/King of Israel? Thank you.
  • Mishael on who identified Jesus as the Son of God - in Reply on John 1:49
    We can't really know who said it first because of the time issue between the 2 Chapters:

    Matthew 16:16. Peter

    John 1:49. Nathaniel

    I think you made a good catch. The only problem is that Nathanel was not one of the 12 Disciples.

    Comments anyone else?
  • Carleton - in Reply on John 1:49
    Looks like Nathaniel became a witness of some kind.
  • Cassie on John 1:49
    I love it. God is in my heart always, I love the bible


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