John 1:37
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New International Version
When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus.

New Living Translation
When John's two disciples heard this, they followed Jesus.

English Standard Version
The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus.

New American Standard Bible
The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

King James Bible
And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The two disciples heard him say this and followed Jesus.

International Standard Version
When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus.

NET Bible
When John's two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the two of his disciples heard as he spoke and they went after Yeshua.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the two disciples heard John say this, they followed Jesus.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the two disciples heard him speak and followed Jesus.

King James 2000 Bible
And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

American King James Version
And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

American Standard Version
And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

Darby Bible Translation
And the two disciples heard him speaking, and followed Jesus.

English Revised Version
And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

Weymouth New Testament
The two disciples heard his exclamation, and they followed Jesus.

World English Bible
The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

Young's Literal Translation
and the two disciples heard him speaking, and they followed Jesus.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:37-42 The strongest and most prevailing argument with an awakened soul to follow Christ, is, that it is he only who takes away sin. Whatever communion there is between our souls and Christ, it is he who begins the discourse. He asked, What seek ye? The question Jesus put to them, we should all put to ourselves when we begin to follow Him, What do we design and desire? In following Christ, do we seek the favour of God and eternal life? He invites them to come without delay. Now is the accepted time, 2Co 6:2. It is good for us to be where Christ is, wherever it be. We ought to labour for the spiritual welfare of those related to us, and seek to bring them to Him. Those who come to Christ, must come with a fixed resolution to be firm and constant to him, like a stone, solid and stedfast; and it is by his grace that they are so.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 37. - And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed - became followers of - Jesus. This event, if not profoundly symbolic (as Godet says), is typical of the whole process which has gone on in augmenting rapidity from that day to this. If Jesus were what John said, if they were able on his showing to grasp this much concerning the Lord, they would find in him what John could never be to them. John might awaken the sense of sin, peril, shame, and fear; he had no power to allay it. The lonely Christ has as yet not called one disciple into his fellowship, but as Lamb of God he has power to draw all men to himself. The word now spoken was enough. It divided the bond which up to this time had united the disciples to John, and made them conspicuous forever in the group which "follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth." "Primae origines ecclcsiae Christianae" (Bengel).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And the two disciples heard him speak,.... The above words, and took notice of them; faith in Christ came by hearing them; they reached their hearts, and they found their affections, and the desires of their souls, to be after Christ:

and they followed Jesus; left their master, and went after him, in order to get some acquaintance with him, and receive some instructions from him.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

Joh 1:37-51. First Gathering of Disciples—John Andrew, Simon, Philip, Nathanael.

John 1:37 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Calls His First Disciples
36and he looked at Jesus as He walked, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God!" 37The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38And Jesus turned and saw them following, and said to them, "What do you seek?" They said to Him, "Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are You staying?"…
Cross References
John 1:36
When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, "Look, the Lamb of God!"

John 1:38
Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, "What do you want?" They said, "Rabbi" (which means "Teacher"), "where are you staying?"
Treasury of Scripture

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