One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.…
The Egyptian Memnon is represented as keeping silence all the dark hours of the night, but bursting forth into mystic strains of weird like music every morning just as the first rays of the sun kiss his lips. Like that idol, John and Andrew and Philip lived mute and inactive; but when the first beams of the Sun of Righteousness began to play around their hearts they began immediately to speak. The flowers require not to be sternly told to grow and blossom and make themselves beautiful; let the sun but shine and they will do it out of the gladness of their own hearts. Birds need not an almanack to apprize them that the month of May, the season for open-air concerts, has arrived. And once men have been in the presence of Christ they require he elaborate certificate to empower them to go and tell others of His beauties — the fire burns, and speak they must. Commission or no commission, be not ashamed to tell others that you have found the Saviour.
(J. C. Jones, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.