John 1:40
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New International Version
Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus.

New Living Translation
Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of these men who heard what John said and then followed Jesus.

English Standard Version
One of the two who heard John speak and followed Jesus was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother.

New American Standard Bible
One of the two who heard John speak and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.

King James Bible
One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of the two who heard John and followed Him.

International Standard Version
Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus.

NET Bible
Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two disciples who heard what John said and followed Jesus.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
One of those who heard Yohannan and followed Yeshua himself was Andrew, Shimeon's brother.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of the two disciples who heard John and followed Jesus.

Jubilee Bible 2000
One of the two who heard John speak and followed him was Andrew, brother of Simon Peter.

King James 2000 Bible
One of the two who heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.

American King James Version
One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.

American Standard Version
One of the two that heard John'speak , and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who had heard of John, and followed him.

Darby Bible Translation
Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard [this] from John and followed him.

English Revised Version
One of the two that heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.

Webster's Bible Translation
One of the two who heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.

Weymouth New Testament
Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of the two who heard John's exclamation and followed Jesus.

World English Bible
One of the two who heard John, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.

Young's Literal Translation
Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard from John, and followed him;
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

Verses 40-49. -

(2) The naming and convictions of the disciples. Verse 40. - One of the two who heard from John that Jesus was the Son of God and the Lamb of God, and who, on that astounding intelligence, and at their teacher's own suggestion, followed (became henceforth followers of, ἀκόλουθοι) him, was Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter (notice a similar construction at John 6:45, where a clause commences with the copula). The other disciple, with the studied reticence ever preserved about his own designation, is left unnamed by the writer. "Simon Peter" is here spoken of as the better-known man. The bestowment of this designation on Andrew shows that the Gospel was written when Peter's greater name was widely recognized, and the reference is made without the faintest touch of depreciation. Simon Peter's reputation gives force and importance to the record of Andrew's faith. The evangelist's intimate friend Andrew is thus lifted out of his comparative obscurity among the apostolate, not by his association with John, but by his relationship with Simon.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

One of the two which heard John speak,.... The above things, concerning Jesus being the Lamb of God:

and followed him; that is, Jesus, as the Syriac and Arabic versions read; and the Persic version, Christ: and the Ethiopic version, "the Lord Jesus"; for not John, but Jesus they followed:

was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother: see Matthew 4:18 the other, as before observed, might be the writer of this Gospel.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

40. One … was Andrew—The other was doubtless our Evangelist himself. His great sensitiveness is touchingly shown in his representation of this first contact with the Lord; the circumstances are present to him in the minutest details; he still remembers the Very hour. But "he reports no particulars of those discourses of the Lord by which he was bound to Him for the whole of His life; he allows everything personal to retire" [Olshausen].

Peter's brother—and the elder of the two.

John 1:40 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Calls His First Disciples
39He said to them, "Come, and you will see." So they came and saw where He was staying; and they stayed with Him that day, for it was about the tenth hour. 40One of the two who heard John speak and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. 41He found first his own brother Simon and said to him, "We have found the Messiah " (which translated means Christ).…
Cross References
Matthew 4:18
As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen.

Mark 1:16
As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen.

Luke 5:1
One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God.

Luke 5:2
He saw at the water's edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets.

John 1:39
"Come," he replied, "and you will see." So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. It was about four in the afternoon.

John 2:2
and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.

John 4:33
Then his disciples said to each other, "Could someone have brought him food?"

John 6:8
Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, spoke up,
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