John 1:46
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English Standard Version
Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.”

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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Nathanael said to him: Can any thing of good come from Nazareth? Philip saith to him: Come and see.

English Revised Version
And Nathanael said unto him, Can any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Nathanael said to him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith to him, Come and see.

Weymouth New Testament
"Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" replied Nathanael. "Come and see," said Philip.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Come out of Nazareth (ἐκ Ναζαρὲτ εἶναι)

Literally, "be out of;" a characteristic expression of John. See John 3:31; John 4:22; John 7:17, John 7:22; John 8:23; John 15:19; John 18:36, John 18:38, etc. It means more than to come out of: rather to come out of as that which is of; to be identified with something so as to come forth bearing its impress, moral or otherwise. See especially John 3:31 : "He that is of the earth is of the earth;" i.e., partakes of its quality. Compare Christ's words to Nicodemus (John 3:6), and 1 Corinthians 15:47.

In the Greek order, out of Nazareth stands first in the sentence as expressing the prominent thought in Nathanael's mind, surprise that Jesus should have come from Nazareth, a poor village, even the name of which does not occur in the Old Testament. Contrary to the popular explanation, there is no evidence that Nazareth was worse than other places, beyond the fact of the violence offered to Jesus by its people (Luke 4:28, Luke 4:29), and their obstinate unbelief in Him (Matthew 13:58; Mark 6:6). It was a proverb, however, that no prophet was to come from Galilee (John 7:52).

John 1:46 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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.

Cross References
Matthew 2:23
And he went and lived in a city called Nazareth, so that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled, that he would be called a Nazarene.

Matthew 10:3
Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;

John 1:44
Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.

John 1:45
Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."

John 6:5
Lifting up his eyes, then, and seeing that a large crowd was coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, "Where are we to buy bread, so that these people may eat?"

John 6:7
Philip answered him, "Two hundred denarii worth of bread would not be enough for each of them to get a little."

John 7:41
Others said, "This is the Christ." But some said, "Is the Christ to come from Galilee?

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