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

  • Daniel
    This wonderful book begins by unveiling the Person of Jesus Christ as being Almighty God. He is the God of Israel, and the Elohim, the Creator of heaven and the earth. He is the God of Israel, but Israel did not receive Him (as their Messiah). As many as received Him, he gives them a divine birth. I note this is 'not by bloods' speaking of the blood of offerings, (geneology is seed, i.e the cross
  • Amankwaa Solomon
    The name of God who was in the old testament is Jesus Christ in the new testament just as John is saying . Look at what Paul about Him in 1st Timothy 3:16 God revealed Himself in fresh ... Also , John 1:14 . Jesus is the father ,son and the Holy Ghost . He created the world and human beings .
  • Irene123
    To Jeanette - I saw your 'thank-you' on here; thank-you for your acknowledgment. The Lord Jesus bless you and yours this Holiday season; may He keep you all safe, in JESUS name, AMEN!!
  • Jeannette
    *Thank you Jesus. Please give note to the one who sent this to my email I appreciate that as well. Watch over her kindly. Amen.
  • Rev Autrey
    Again, when John says that Jesus (the Word) is God he is not speaking in vacuum. He knew from reading the Scriptures that the one he baptized was God. Isa. 12:2 reads, "See, God has come to save me! I will trust and not be afraid, for the Lord is my strength and song; he is my salvation. And guess what! That's what the name Jesus means, "the God who saves" or "God save me."
  • Rev Autrey
    Again, if John says "and the Word (meaning Jesus) was God," then Jesus is God. Let's believe what John tells us and stop trying to come up with some way to say that he is not. This is why Paul tells us in Romans 10 that "we must confess that Jesus is Lord (meaning the Lord or the God) to be saved. Let's sum it up this way: Jesus and God are the same. That is to say, Jesus is God's name.

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