I waited expectantly for the Lord
and he took notice of me and heard my cry.
He put a new song in my mouth,
praise to our God!
You take no delight in sacrifices and offerings—
you have prepared my ears to listen Then I said, “Here I am! I have come!
In the great congregation I have proclaimed the righteous good news.
Behold, I did not seal my lips, Lord, as you know.
10I have not ignored your righteousness in my heart;
instead, I have proclaimed your faithfulness and deliverance.
I have not concealed your gracious love and truthfulness
from the great congregation.
The First Disciples
35 The next day, John was standing there again with two of his disciples. 36 As he watched Jesus walk by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!” 37 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus.
38 But when Jesus turned around and saw them following, he asked them, “What are you looking for?”
They asked him, “Rabbi,” (which is translated “Teacher”), “where are you staying?”
39 He told them, “Come and see!” So they went and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. It was about four o’clock in the afternoon.
40 Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus. 41 The first thing Andrew[c] did was to find his brother Simon and say to him, “We have found the Anointed One!”(which is translated “Messiah”).
42 He led Simon to Jesus. Jesus looked at him intently and said, “You are Simon, John’s son. You will be called Cephas!”(which is translated “Peter”).