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

  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 2:40 AND THE CHILD GREW AND WAXED STRONG IN SPIRIT FILLED WITH WISDOM AND THE GRACE OF GOD WAS UPON HIM 2 PETER 3:18 BUT GROW IN GRACE AND IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST --TO HIM--BE GLORY BOTH NOW AND FOREVER TITUS 2:11 FOR THE GRACE OF GOD THAT BRINGETH SALVATION HATH APPEARED TO ALL MEN --2:12-- TEACHING US THAT DENYING UNGODLINESS AND WORLDLY LUSTS WE SHOULD LIVE SOBERLY RIGHTEOUSLY AND GODLY IN THIS PRESENT WORLD ISAIAH 26:10 LET FAVOR BE SHOWN TO THE WICKED YET WILL HE NOT LEARN RIGHTEOUSNESS IN THE LAND OF UPRIGHTNESS WILL HE DEAL UNJUSTLY AND WILL NOT BEHOLD THE MAJESTY OF THE LORD
  • Preacher Charlie Chandler
    For there are three that bear record in heaven,the Father,the Word,and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.1 John 5:7.
  • Preacher Charlie Chandler
    And His name is called the Word of GOD Revelation 19:13.
  • Apo6
    The Word IS Christ. Someone commented that because those scriptures said the word WAS God that the word was separate from God; The Word 'WAS' was used only because that chapter was written about PAST events, it is therefore Past Tense. It has nothing to do with the Word being Separated from God.
  • Apostle_last
    The Wheat from thetares.
  • Ray321
    John 1:3
    “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”
    It is so true that we must follow God's Word.
    2 Timothy 2:15
    Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
    We must divide the Word of God so we can understand it.
    Jesus didn't come to bring peace, but to divide.

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