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John 1: 35 — 42

Ordinary 2     Year B

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35    The next day John was there again with two of his disciples,

36    and as he watched Jesus walk by, he said, “Behold, the Lamb
        of God.” 26

37    The two disciples 27 heard what he said and followed Jesus.

38    Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them,
        “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi” (which
        translated means Teacher), “where are you staying?”

39    He said to them,”Come, and you will see.” So they went and
        saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day.
        It was about four in the afternoon. 28

40    Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who
        heard John and followed Jesus.

41    He first found his own brother Simon and told him, “We have
        found the Messiah” 29 (which is translated Anointed).

42    Then he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said,
        “You are Simon the son of John; 30 you will be called Kephas”
        (which is translated Peter).

26 [36] John the Baptist’s testimony makes his disciples’ following of Jesus plausible.

27 [37] The two disciples: Andrew (⇒ John 1:40) and, traditionally, John, son of Zebedee (see the note on ⇒ John 13:23).

28 [39] Four in the afternoon: literally, the tenth hour, from sunrise, in the Roman calculation of time. Some suggest that the next day, beginning at sunset, was the sabbath; they would have stayed with Jesus to avoid travel on it.

29 [41] Messiah: the Hebrew word masiah, “anointed one” (see the note on ⇒ Luke 2:11), appears in Greek as the transliterated messias only here and in ⇒ John 4:25. Elsewhere the Greek translation christos is used.

30 [42] Simon, the son of John: in ⇒ Matthew 16:17, Simon is called Bariona, “son of Jonah,” a different tradition for the name of Simon’s father. Kephas: in Aramaic = the Rock; cf ⇒ Matthew 16:18. Neither the Greek equivalent Petros nor, with one isolated exception, Kephas is attested as a personal name before Christian times.

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