John 1:51

“And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee saith vnto him, Uerily, verily I say vnto you, heereafter yee shall see heauen open, and the Angels of God ascending, and descending vpon the sonne of man.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He *said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see the heavens opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye shall see the heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to him, Truly I say to you all, You will see heaven opening and God's angels going up and coming down on the Son of man.
- Basic English Bible

And he says to him, Verily, verily, I say to you, Henceforth ye shall see the heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of man.
- Darby Bible

And he saith to him, Verily, verily, I say to you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.
- Webster's Bible

I tell you all in most solemn truth, He added, "that you shall see Heaven opened wide, and God's angels going up, and coming down to the Son of Man."
- Weymouth Bible

He said to him, "Most certainly, I tell you, hereafter you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man."
- World English Bible

And he seide to hem, Treuli, treuli, Y seie to you, ye schulen se heuene opened, and the aungels of God stiynge vp and comynge doun on mannys sone.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he saith to him, `Verily, verily, I say to you, henceforth ye shall see the heaven opened, and the messengers of God going up and coming down upon the Son of Man.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:51


1:51 Hereafter ye shall see - All of these, as well as thou, who believe on me now in my state of humiliation, shall hereafter see me come in my glory, and all the angels of God with me. This seems the most natural sense of the words, though they may also refer to his ascension.


People's Bible Notes for John 1:51


Joh 1:51 The angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man. Jacob, old Israel, in his dream at Bethel, saw the ladder that reached to heaven with the angels upon it (Ge 28:12). Christ is that ladder, the way from earth to heaven, the way heaven sends messages to the world and the way we must go to reach it. Nathanael would be permitted to see that Jesus was the Mediator, that through him the Father speaks to man; that through him there is intercommunication between earth and heaven.

Discussion for John 1

  • A disciple
    Steve; John saw the Father sitting on the throne in Revelation; and the Lord Jesus HAS appeared to many through the ages; but it is generally not regarded, not believed, and evil spoken of; so its only known (if at all) in the smaller circles of the true Believers everywhere. If we've actually seen the Lord or audibly heard His voice, we know that it is a most holy thing not meant to glorify self.
  • Alex
    This Jn 1 v 12 n 13 is so Precious, telling us that his Name ( sake ) th H.G. IS NOT BORN OF BLOOD, HE IS NOT A FLESH AND BLOOD BEING, NOR OF THE WILL OF MAN MEANING NOT BY THE SEED OF MAN,BUT BY THE WILL OF GOD MEANING BY THE SEED OF GOD,TH LIVING WORD,TH SEED OF THE SOWER WHICH IS THE SEED OF CHRIST,THIS IS TH ISRAEL OF GOD AS THAT WHICH IS BORN OF THE SPIRIT IS SPIRIT. TH MULTIPLICATION OF GOD
  • Alex
    This Jn 1 v 12 n 13 is so Precious, telling us that his Name ( sake ) th H.G. IS NOT BORN OF BLOOD, HE IS NOT A FLESH AND BLOOD BEING, NOR OF THE WILL OF MAN MEANING NOT BY THE SEED OF MAN,BUT BY THE WILL OF GOD MEANING BY THE SEED OF GOD,TH LIVING WORD,TH SEED OF THE SOWER WHICH IS THE SEED OF CHRIST,THIS IS TH ISRAEL OF GOD AS THAT WHICH IS BORN OF THE SPIRIT IS SPIRIT. TH MULTIPLICATION OF GOD
  • Steve
    No one has ever seen the Father but Jesus. Has anyone out there seen Jesus? In November of 2008 around 5pm, Our Lord Jesus appeared with His heavenly host to me when I was very sick. He did not speak, but smiled to me. In my 69 years of life, the few minutes spent with Him, is the high point of my life. Never really understood why He blessed a sinner like me so wonderfully. Jesus is alive!!
  • Halieus
    This book of John is History in the making for the Gentiles and Jews, so being a Gentile (actually an American of German and Latino Parents) now I am grateful the Lord Jesus Christ died for me that I might live and for anyone who believes in His Word of Life and Light.
  • HERBERT Brown
    John believe and committed to every word of God.

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