John 1:37
New International Version
When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus.

New Living Translation
When John's two disciples heard this, they followed Jesus.

English Standard Version
The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus.

Berean Study Bible
And when the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus.

Berean Literal Bible
And the two disciples heard him speaking, and followed Jesus.

New American Standard Bible
The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

King James Bible
And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

Christian Standard Bible
The two disciples heard him say this and followed Jesus.

Contemporary English Version
John's two followers heard him, and they went with Jesus.

Good News Translation
The two disciples heard him say this and went with Jesus.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The two disciples heard him say this and followed Jesus.

International Standard Version
When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus.

NET Bible
When John's two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus.

New Heart English Bible
And the two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the two of his disciples heard as he spoke and they went after Yeshua.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the two disciples heard John say this, they followed Jesus.

New American Standard 1977
And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the two disciples heard him speak and followed Jesus.

King James 2000 Bible
And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

American King James Version
And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

American Standard Version
And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

Darby Bible Translation
And the two disciples heard him speaking, and followed Jesus.

English Revised Version
And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

Weymouth New Testament
The two disciples heard his exclamation, and they followed Jesus.

World English Bible
The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

Young's Literal Translation
and the two disciples heard him speaking, and they followed Jesus.
Study Bible
The First Disciples
36When he saw Jesus walking by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!” 37And when the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. 38Jesus turned and saw them following. “What do you want?” He asked. They said to Him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are You staying?”…
Cross References
John 1:36
When he saw Jesus walking by, he said, "Look, the Lamb of God!"

John 1:38
Jesus turned and saw them following. "What do you want?" He asked. They said to Him, "Rabbi" (which means Teacher), "where are You staying?"

Treasury of Scripture

And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

and they.

John 1:43
The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.

John 4:39-42
And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did…

Proverbs 15:23
A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!







Lexicon
And when
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

two
δύο (dyo)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1417: Two. A primary numeral; 'two'.

disciples
μαθηταὶ (mathētai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

heard
ἤκουσαν (ēkousan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

him
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

say this,
λαλοῦντος (lalountos)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

they followed
ἠκολούθησαν (ēkolouthēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 190: To accompany, attend, follow. Properly, to be in the same way with, i.e. To accompany.

Jesus.
Ἰησοῦ (Iēsou)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.
(37) The disciples understand the words as the teacher meant them. There is no word cutting the link between himself and them; that would have been hard to speak, hard to hear. There is no word bidding them follow Jesus; that cannot be needed.

Verse 37. - And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed - became followers of - Jesus. This event, if not profoundly symbolic (as Godet says), is typical of the whole process which has gone on in augmenting rapidity from that day to this. If Jesus were what John said, if they were able on his showing to grasp this much concerning the Lord, they would find in him what John could never be to them. John might awaken the sense of sin, peril, shame, and fear; he had no power to allay it. The lonely Christ has as yet not called one disciple into his fellowship, but as Lamb of God he has power to draw all men to himself. The word now spoken was enough. It divided the bond which up to this time had united the disciples to John, and made them conspicuous forever in the group which "follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth." "Primae origines ecclcsiae Christianae" (Bengel). 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.
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