"Jesus Chooses Philip and Nathanael"

The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee.  There he met Philip, who was from Bethsaida, the hometown of Andrew and Peter.  Jesus said to Philip, "Come with me."

Philip then found Nathanael and said, "We have found the one that Moses and the Prophets wrote about.  He is Jesus, the son of Joseph from Nazareth."

Nathanael asked, "Can anything good come from Nazareth?"

Philip answered, "Come and see."

When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said, "Here is a true descendant of our ancestor Israel.  And he isn't deceitful."

"How do you know me?" Nathanael asked.

Jesus answered, "Before Philip called you, I saw you under the fig tree."

Nathanael said, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God and the King of Israel!"

Jesus answered, "Did you believe me just because I said that I saw you under the fig tree?  You will see something even greater.  I tell you for certain that you will see heaven open and God's angels going up and coming down on the Son of Man."

                                                                                         John 1:43-51

Contemporary English Version The Holy Bible (New York , NY: American Bible Society 1995)