37 They followed Jesus - They walked after him, but had not
the courage to speak to him.
41 He first findeth his own brother Simon - Probably both of them sought
him: Which is, being interpreted, the Christ - This the evangelist adds,
as likewise those words in John 1:38, that is, being interpreted, Master.
42 Jesus said, Thou art Simon, the son of Jonah - As none had told our
Lord these names, this could not but strike Peter. Cephas, which is Peter
- Moaning the same in Syriac which Peter does in Greek, namely, a rock.
45 Jesus of Nazareth - So Philip thought, not knowing he was born in
Bethlehem. Nathanael was probably the same with Bartholomew, that is, the
son of Tholomew. St. Matthew joins Bartholomew with Philip, Mt 10:3, and
St. John places Nathanael in the midst of the apostles, immediately after
Thomas, John 21:2, just as Bartholomew is placed, Acts 1:13.