John 1: 35 — 42
Ordinary 2 Year B
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
37 The two disciples 27 heard what he said and followed Jesus.
38 Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them,
39 He said to them,”Come, and you will see.” So they went and
40 Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who
41 He first found his own brother Simon and told him, “We have
42 Then he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said,
26  John the Baptist’s testimony makes his disciples’ following of Jesus plausible.
27  The two disciples: Andrew (⇒ John 1:40) and, traditionally, John, son of Zebedee (see the note on ⇒ John 13:23).
28  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  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  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.
Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised