Chapter 19: James and John

1 And when he had gone a little further thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets. 2 And straightway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him.

3 The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.

4 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 5 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.

6 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth?

7 Philip saith unto him, Come and see.

8 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no weakness!

9 Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me?

10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee struggling with one risen.

11 Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Leader of the Living; thou art the King of Israel. I will fight at your side.

12 Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee fight beneath the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt strive against greater things than these. 13 And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see hell open, and the agents of death arising and descending upon the sons of man.