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 1:46

  • Della stinson for verse 46
    even those the land of Nazareth was known as a bad place but with jesus something good came from it.
  • Della stinson for verse 46
    I believe in any bad situation with Jesus in the mist of it something good is going to happen all you have to do is believe in Jesus and accept him.some people donot beleive in Jesus so they have douts but I am gald that I accept and believe in Jesus and any time there a problem I know with jesus its will turn out to be good.
  • Uboho ekanem for verse 46
    This is a clay evidence,that is a son of God. Nazareth was know to be a land of sin and iniquity but the birth bless the land,from virgin mary.
  • Uboho ekanem for verse 46
    This is a clear evidence,that is a son of God. Nazareth was know to be a land of sin and iniquity but the birth bless the land,from virgin Mary.
  • Peter Ejike for verse 46
    I really felt good with the answer Nathanael got and also my greatest happiness is when Jesus asks Nathanael if he believe because Jesus said to him he saw him under the fig tree? And Jesus also promising us that today we have seeing him and we shall continue to see greater things in our life, what a wonderful savior. Thank you Jesus. We love you. From the family of Mr and Mrs Peter EJIKE.
  • I like it cuz it satirizes The Jesus or The Christ. Once I was believer but after seeing the actions of especially some church leaders the religion of The Bible is something I no longer want to identify with. I revel when I see church leaders fall. It's karma in action. Slaves, soldiers and good Christians ask no questions.
    -- Oral Roberts I asked questions.

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