John 1:50
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New International Version
Jesus said, "You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that."

New Living Translation
Jesus asked him, "Do you believe this just because I told you I had seen you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than this."

English Standard Version
Jesus answered him, “Because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the fig tree,’ do you believe? You will see greater things than these.”

Berean Study Bible
Jesus said to him, "Do you believe just because I told you I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these."

Berean Literal Bible
Jesus answered and said to him, "Because I said to you that I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You will see greater things than these."

New American Standard Bible
Jesus answered and said to him, "Because I said to you that I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You will see greater things than these."

King James Bible
Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jesus responded to him, "Do you believe only because I told you I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than this."

International Standard Version
Jesus told him, "Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than that."

NET Bible
Jesus said to him, "Because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You will see greater things than these."

New Heart English Bible
Jesus answered him, "Because I told you, 'I saw you underneath the fig tree,' do you believe? You will see greater things than these."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yeshua said to him: “Do you believe because I said to you, 'I saw you under the fig tree? You shall see greater things than these.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus replied, "You believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that."

New American Standard 1977
Jesus answered and said to him, “Because I said to you that I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You shall see greater things than these.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these.

King James 2000 Bible
Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto you, I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You shall see greater things than these.

American King James Version
Jesus answered and said to him, Because I said to you, I saw you under the fig tree, believe you? you shall see greater things than these.

American Standard Version
Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee underneath the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jesus answered, and said to him: Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, thou believest: greater things than these shalt thou see.

Darby Bible Translation
Jesus answered and said to him, Because I said to thee, I saw thee under the fig-tree, believest thou? Thou shalt see greater things than these.

English Revised Version
Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee underneath the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these.

Webster's Bible Translation
Jesus answered and said to him, Because I said to thee, I saw thee under the fig-tree, dost thou believe? thou shalt see greater things than these.

Weymouth New Testament
"Because I said to you, 'I saw you under the fig-tree,'" replied Jesus, "do you believe? You shall see greater things than that."

World English Bible
Jesus answered him, "Because I told you, 'I saw you underneath the fig tree,' do you believe? You will see greater things than these!"

Young's Literal Translation
Jesus answered and said to him, 'Because I said to thee, I saw thee under the fig-tree, thou dost believe; greater things than these thou shalt see;'
Study Bible
Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael
49“Rabbi,” Nathanael answered, “You are the Son of God! You are King of Israel!” 50Jesus said to him, “Do you believe just because I told you I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these.” 51Then He declared, “Truly, truly, I say to all of you that you will see heaven open and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”…
Cross References
Matthew 21:19
Seeing a fig tree along the road, He went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. "May you never bear fruit again!" He said. And immediately the tree withered.

John 1:49
"Rabbi," Nathanael answered, "You are the Son of God! You are King of Israel!"

John 1:51
Then He declared, "Truly, truly, I say to all of you that you will see heaven open and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man."
Treasury of Scripture

Jesus answered and said to him, Because I said to you, I saw you under the fig tree, believe you? you shall see greater things than these.

Because.

John 20:29 Jesus said to him, Thomas, because you have seen me, you have believed: …

Luke 1:45 And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance …

Luke 7:9 When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turned him …

thou shalt.

John 11:40 Jesus said to her, Said I not to you, that, if you would believe, …

Matthew 13:12 For whoever has, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: …

Matthew 25:29 For to every one that has shall be given, and he shall have abundance…

(50) Believest thou.--This is not necessarily a question, and a fuller sense is obtained by taking it as an assertion. (Comp. the same word in John 16:31; John 20:29.) On this evidence thou believest; the use of the faith-faculty strengthens it. Thou shalt see greater things than these.

Verses 50, 51. - (d) The Son of man, the link between heaven and earth. Verse 50. - Jesus answered and said to him, Because I said unto thee, that I saw thee underneath the fig tree, thou believest. There is no need to transform this into a question, as though Jesus smiled a gentle reproof upon the rapidity with which Nathanael espoused his cause (cf. John 16:31; John 20:29). The Lord, on the contrary, congratulates him upon the sincerity with which he had at once admitted claims which had never been more explicitly expressed. Thou hast believed because I have made thee feel that I have sounded the depths of thy heart, by means which pass understanding. There are profounder abysses than the human heart. There are powers at my disposal calculated to create a more tender and inspiring faith, one which shall carry thee into other worlds as well as through this. Thou shalt see greater things than these. There shall be vouchsafed a fuller, clearer revelation of what I am, which shall pour new and deeper meaning into the confession thou hast made. Hitherto the Lord was speaking to the one man; but now he says what would be applicable, not only to Nathanael, but to all who had found him, and accepted that outline of his functions and claims which had formed the substance of the latest teaching of John the Baptist. Jesus answered and said unto him,.... Not as reproving him for his faith, as if he was too credulous, and too easily gave into the belief of Christ, as the Son of God, and true Messiah, upon these single expressions of his; but as approving of it, and surprised at it:

because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? some read the words, not by way of interrogation, but as an assertion; "thou believest", or "hast believed", as the Vulgate Latin, Arabic, and Persic versions:

thou shall see greater things than these; meaning that he should have larger discoveries of his person, nature, and perfections, and should see things done by him, much more surprising than any thing he had seen yet; referring to the miracles of raising the dead, casting out devils, and healing all manner of diseases. 50, 51. Because I said, etc.—"So quickly convinced, and on this evidence only?"—an expression of admiration.1:43-51 See the nature of true Christianity, it is following Jesus; devoting ourselves to him, and treading in his steps. Observe the objection Nathanael made. All who desire to profit by the word of God, must beware of prejudices against places, or denominations of men. They should examine for themselves, and they will sometimes find good where they looked for none. Many people are kept from the ways of religion by the unreasonable prejudices they conceive. The best way to remove false notions of religion, is to make trial of it. In Nathanael there was no guile. His profession was not hypocritical. He was not a dissembler, nor dishonest; he was a sound character, a really upright, godly man. Christ knows what men are indeed. Does He know us? Let us desire to know him. Let us seek and pray to be Israelites indeed, in whom is no guile; truly Christians, approved of Christ himself. Some things weak, imperfect, and sinful, are found in all, but hypocrisy belongs not to a believer's character. Jesus witnessed what passed when Nathanael was under the fig-tree. Probably he was then in fervent prayer, seeking direction as to the Hope and Consolation of Israel, where no human eye observed him. This showed him that our Lord knew the secrets of his heart. Through Christ we commune with, and benefit by the holy angels; and things in heaven and things on earth are reconciled and united together.
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