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

  • ANTHONY PLANGE-ANNAN
    I give thanks and glory to John who humbly give good accounts of the Messiah and not given credit to himself by saying I baptize you with water but he will do with the Holy Spirit.
  • Edna
    I so much like verse 12 "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name"
  • Tracey Greene
    I love that part where the word says: and all we have received of His fullness. Christ is full of grace and truth, and having received of His fullness is incredible, His Spirit lives on the inside of us giving us a truly wonderful power to overcome the things of the world. John makes it plain, to the point.
  • Elijah
    Would any of you be so kind as to tell my why the second coming of jesus cannot fulfill the jewish definition of a Messiah?
  • Antwi
    King James
    Good news



  • BSP
    Verse 3 shows that not even one thing has come into existence apart from Jesus.

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