John 1:51
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New International Version
He then added, "Very truly I tell you, you will see 'heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on' the Son of Man."

New Living Translation
Then he said, "I tell you the truth, you will all see heaven open and the angels of God going up and down on the Son of Man, the one who is the stairway between heaven and earth."

English Standard Version
And he said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”

Berean Study Bible
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."

Berean Literal Bible
And He says to him, "Truly, truly, I say to all of you, you will see the heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man."

New American Standard Bible
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."

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then He said, "I assure you: You will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man."

International Standard Version
Then he told him, "Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, you will see heaven standing open and the angels of God going up and coming down to the Son of Man."

NET Bible
He continued, "I tell all of you the solemn truth--you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man."

New Heart English Bible
And he said to him, "Truly, truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He said to him: “Timeless truth I speak to you all: From this hour you shall see Heaven being opened and the Angels of God as they ascend and descend unto The Son of Man.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus said to Nathanael, "I can guarantee this truth: You will see the sky open and God's angels going up and coming down to the Son of Man."

New American Standard 1977
And He said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you shall see the heavens opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see the heaven open and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter you shall see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

American King James Version
And he said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of man.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he saith to him: Amen, amen I say to you, you shall see the heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
"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."

World English 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."

Young's Literal Translation
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.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Study Bible
Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael
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
Genesis 28:12
He had a dream, and behold, a ladder was set on the earth with its top reaching to heaven; and behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.

Ezekiel 1:1
Now it came about in the thirtieth year, on the fifth day of the fourth month, while I was by the river Chebar among the exiles, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God.

Matthew 3:16
As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water. Suddenly the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and resting on Him.

Matthew 8:20
Jesus replied, "Foxes have dens, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head."

Luke 3:21
When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as He was praying, heaven was opened,

John 1:50
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."

Acts 7:56
"Look," he said, "I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God."

Acts 10:11
He saw heaven open and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners.

Revelation 19:11
Then I saw heaven standing open, and there before me was a white horse. And its rider is called Faithful and True. With righteousness He judges and wages war.
Treasury of Scripture

And he said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of man.

Verily.

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John 10:1,7 Truly, truly, I say to you, He that enters not by the door into the …

John 12:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the …

John 13:16 Truly, truly, I say to you, The servant is not greater than his lord; …

John 13:20,21,38 Truly, truly, I say to you, He that receives whomsoever I send receives …

John 14:12 Truly, truly, I say to you, He that believes on me, the works that …

John 16:20,23 Truly, truly, I say to you, That you shall weep and lament, but the …

John 21:18 Truly, truly, I say to you, When you were young, you gird yourself, …

Hereafter.

Ezekiel 1:1 Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in …

Matthew 3:16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: …

Mark 1:10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, …

Luke 3:21 Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus …

Acts 7:56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing …

Acts 10:11 And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending on him, as …

Revelation 4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven…

Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat …

and the.

Genesis 28:12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the …

Daniel 7:9,10 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days …

Matthew 4:11 Then the devil leaves him, and, behold, angels came and ministered to him.

Luke 2:9,13 And, see, the angel of the Lord came on them, and the glory of the …

Luke 22:43 And there appeared an angel to him from heaven, strengthening him.

Luke 24:4 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, …

Acts 1:10,11 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, …

2 Thessalonians 1:7,-9 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall …

1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was …

Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for …

Jude 1:14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, …

the Son.

John 3:13,14 And no man has ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from …

John 5:27 And has given him authority to execute judgment also, because he …

John 12:23,24 And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of …

Daniel 7:13,14 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man …

Zechariah 13:7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is …

Matthew 9:6 But that you may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive …

Matthew 16:13-16 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his …

Matthew 16:27,28 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his …

Matthew 25:31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels …

Matthew 26:24 The Son of man goes as it is written of him…

Mark 14:62 And Jesus said, I am: and you shall see the Son of man sitting on …

Luke 22:69 Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God.

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