John 1:46

“And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Nathaneel said vnto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith vnto him, Come and see.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Nathanael said to him, "Can any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip *said to him, "Come and see.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Nathanael said unto him, Can any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Nazareth! said Nathanael, Is it possible for any good to come out of Nazareth? Philip said to him, Come and see.
- Basic English Bible

And Nathanael said to him, Can anything good come out of Nazareth? Philip says to him, Come and see.
- Darby Bible

And Nathanael said to him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith to him, Come and see.
- Webster's Bible

Can anything good come out of Nazareth? replied Nathanael. "Come and see," said Philip.
- Weymouth Bible

Nathanael said to him, "Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see."
- World English Bible

And Nathanael seide to hym, Of Nazareth may sum good thing be?
- Wycliffe Bible

and Nathanael said to him, `Out of Nazareth is any good thing able to be?' Philip said to him, `Come and see.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:46


1:46 Can any good thing come out of Nazareth? - How cautiously should we guard against popular prejudices? When these had once possessed so honest a heart as that of Nathanael, they led him to suspect the blessed Jesus himself for an impostor, because he had been brought up at Nazareth. But his integrity prevailed over that foolish bias, and laid him open to the force of evidence, which a candid inquirer will always be glad to admit, even when it brings the most unexpected discoveries. Can any good thing - That is, have we ground from Scripture to expect the Messiah, or any eminent prophet from Nazareth? Philip saith, Come and see - The same answer which he had received himself from our Lord the day before.


People's Bible Notes for John 1:46


Joh 1:46 Come and see. That is the best answer to the skeptic. Bring him to Christ, let him consider him, and what he has done for mankind. The strongest proof that Jesus is the Christ is Jesus himself.

Discussion for John 1

  • Dianna
    Gen. 1:1- "In the beginning God." Gen. 1:26a- "And God said, Let us make man in our image..." This is the Trinity- God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word" The Bible tells us that in the beginning the Word existed. In ver. 14 it says the Word was made flesh, Jesus came in the form of man, and is the only begotten of the Father. John 3:16
  • Alfred
    Dear friend, the Word is Jesus. Capital 'W'. Because Jesus came down from heaven, to bear witness, and went up again. Jesus is God manifested in the flesh.
  • Sharon Budworth
    Great story but who is the word? This has never been authenticated, I cannot comprehend that this is Jesus because he was not born until thousands of years later. It is very confusing.
  • PST ANTSO DESMOND ORTYOM
    John preper a life 4 us and jesus live is light
  • DESMOND ANTSO
    The word of god is god and is life bcus john said b4 any made with word and without ward nothing will made.And god is telling us to keep his word and jesus and holy spirit is teaching us not anything else but the word,so i have life through jesus bcus iam love the word of god.
  • Netlace
    2 Yes Christ was there with the father God and did create everything. Man being made in "our" image. And about the "Cross", this is also a creation of Rome. Search out the greek word for Cross and it clearly says "stake or pole"! Other places it says "tree"!

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