Jesus Makes His First Disciples
Interwoven Gospels

Again on the morrow, John was standing, and two of his disciples; and looking upon Jesus as He walked along, he saith, "Behold the Lamb of God!" And the two disciples heard him speak, and followed Jesus. Then Jesus turned and beheld them following, and saith to them, "What seek ye?" Then they said to Him, "Rabbi" (which is to say, being translated, Teacher), "where abidest Thou?" He saith to them, "Come, and ye shall see." They went, therefore, and saw where He abode; and they abode with Him that day: it was about the tenth hour.

Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard this from John and followed Him. He findeth first his own brother Simon and saith to him, "We have found the Messiah" (which is, being translated, the Christ). He brought him to Jesus. Jesus, looking upon him, said, "Thou art Simon, the son of John; thou shalt be called Cephas" (which is translated, Peter).

On the morrow. He desired to go forth into Galilee; and He findeth Philip, and Jesus saith to him, "Follow me." Now Philip was of Bethsaida, from the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip findeth Nathanael and saith to him, "We have found Him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, wrote: Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph." And Nathanael said to him, "Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?" Philip saith to him, "Come and see."

Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and saith of him, "Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no guile." Nathanael saith to him, "How knowest Thou me?" Jesus answered and said to him, "Before Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee." Nathanael answered Him, "Rabbi, Thou art the Son of God; Thou art King of Israel." Jesus answered and said to him, "Because I said to thee, 'I saw thee beneath the fig tree,' believest thou? Greater things than these shalt thou see." And He saith to him, "Verily, verily, I say to you, ye shall see the heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man."

Adapted from The Interwoven Gospels © Books for Living, Inc. Digital Edition by V. Gilbert Beers, © 2009 Bible Studio, LLC. Used by Permission.

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