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"Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?" Nathanael asked. "Come and see," said Philip.
King James Bible
And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
American Standard Version
And Nathanael said unto him, Can any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
Young's Literal Translation
and Nathanael said to him, 'Out of Nazareth is any good thing able to be?' Philip said to him, 'Come and see.'
John 1:46 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? - Bp. Pearce supposes that the τι αγαθον of the evangelist has some particular force in it: for, in Jeremiah 33:14, God says, I will perform that good thing which I promised, etc.; and this, in Jeremiah 33:15 is explained to mean, his causing the branch of righteousness (i.e. the Messiah) to grow up unto David, from whom Jesus was descended: in this view, Nathanael's question seems to imply, that not Nazareth, but Bethlehem, was to be the birth-place of the Messiah, according to what the chief priests and scribes had determined, Matthew 2:4-6. If this conjecture be not thought solid, we may suppose that Nazareth, at this time, was become so abandoned that no good could be expected from any of those who dwelt in it, and that its wickedness had passed into a proverb: Can any thing good be found in Nazareth? Or, that the question is illiberal, and full of national prejudice.
Come and see - He who candidly examines the evidences of the religion of Christ will infallibly become a believer. No history ever published among men has so many external and internal proofs of authenticity as this has. A man should judge of nothing by first appearances, or human prejudices. Who are they who cry out, The Bible is a fable? Those who have never read it, or read it only with the fixed purpose to gainsay it. I once met with a person who professed to disbelieve every tittle of the New Testament, a chapter of which, he acknowledged, he had never read. I asked him, had he ever read the Old? He answered, No! And yet this man had the assurance to reject the whole as an imposture! God has mercy on those whose ignorance leads them to form prejudices against the truth; but he confounds those who take them up through envy and malice, and endeavor to communicate them to others.
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John 7:41,42,52 Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee...
Luke 4:28,29 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath...
John 4:29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?
Luke 12:57 Yes, and why even of yourselves judge you not what is right?
1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
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Matthew 2:23 and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets, that he would be called a Nazarene.
Matthew 10:3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;
John 1:44 Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida.
John 1:45 Philip found Nathanael and told him, "We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote--Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."
John 6:5 When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, "Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?"
John 6:7 Philip answered him, "It would take more than half a year's wages to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!"
John 7:41 Others said, "He is the Messiah." Still others asked, "How can the Messiah come from Galilee?