John 1:43
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English Standard Version
The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.”

King James Bible
The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.

American Standard Version
On the morrow he was minded to go forth into Galilee, and he findeth Philip: and Jesus saith unto him, Follow me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
On the following day, he would go forth into Galilee, and he findeth Philip. And Jesus saith to him: Follow me.

English Revised Version
On the morrow he was minded to go forth into Galilee, and he findeth Philip: and Jesus saith unto him, Follow me.

Webster's Bible Translation
The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith to him, follow me.

Weymouth New Testament
The next day, having decided to leave Bethany and go into Galilee, Jesus found Philip, and invited him to follow Him.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Jesus

The best texts omit.

Would go forth (ἠθέλησεν ἐξελθεῖν)

Rev., better, was minded to go. On the construction see on Matthew 20:14. On the verb to be minded, see on Matthew 1:19.

And findeth

Note the graphic interchange of tenses: was minded, findeth. The coordination of the two clauses, which by other writers would be placed in logical dependence, is characteristic of John. Even where there is a real inner dependence he uses only the simple connective particles. Compare John 2:13 sqq.

Philip

See on Mark 3:18. For hints of his character see John 6:5, John 6:7; John 12:21 sqq.; John 14:8, John 14:9.

Saith

The best texts insert Jesus: "And Jesus said unto him."

Follow (ἀκολούθει)

Often used in the New Testament with the special sense of following as a disciple or partisan. See Matthew 4:20, Matthew 4:22; Matthew 9:9; Mark 1:18; John 8:12. Also with the meaning of cleaving steadfastly to one and conforming to his example. See Matthew 10:38; Matthew 16:24; John 12:26. The verb occurs but once outside of the writings of the Evangelists, 1 Corinthians 10:4. It appears in the noun acolyte, or acolyth, or acolothist, a church-servant ranking next below a subdeacon, whose duty it was to trim the lamps, light the church, prepare the sacramental elements, etc. Under the Byzantine emperors the captain of the emperor's bodyguard was called Acolouthos, or the Follower. See Scott's "Count Robert of Paris."

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

and findeth.

Isaiah 65:1 I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me...

Matthew 4:18-21 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea...

Matthew 9:9 And as Jesus passed forth from there, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said to him, Follow me...

Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

Philippians 3:12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after...

1 John 4:19 We love him, because he first loved us.

Cross References
Matthew 4:12
Now when he heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee.

Matthew 8:22
And Jesus said to him, "Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead."

Matthew 10:3
Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;

John 1:28
These things took place in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

John 1:29
The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

John 1:35
The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples,

John 1:44
Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.

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