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

  • Jason manning
    Amen that was the lesson
  • Insight777
    Jesus explained blood as a symbolic word. Mark 14:24" And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, " Testament is doctrine
  • A disciple
    Insight777; Its very dangerous to be saying, "thus saith the LORD," when God has not said anything to you! There are a lot of things you are getting seriously wrong. Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world; and teaching IS NOT shedding of the blood! All your analogies are nothing according to the truth of the Scriptures, but fake spiritualism! and out of your own head!
  • Insight777
    Jesus never called himself the Lamb. Jesus never said I am going to die for your sins.
    Jesus did say he is the shepherd. Jesus said feed my lambs. Jesus was Holy from birth but the Spirit he received upon baptism is the knowledge of the new religion he was to establish.Jesus had full knowledge of the Jewish religion but not the direction from God to separate completely from it for human salvation.
  • Lu2677
    Insight7John 11-14 is talking about Christ.He most certainly was born with the Holy Spirit from the womb.You say he was not. John witnessed of the Light=Jesus. John saw the Holy Spirit descending on Christ so John would know when people believed on Christ they would receive the Holy Spirit. Jesus is the Holy Spirit, he is God he came to earth in the flesh. Can he be separated from himself? No.
  • Sheri Stump
    God tells us in Gen 1 that He and the word are one. Is the word Jesus? Yes in John 1:14 says the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.

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