John 1:47
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English Standard Version
Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!”

King James Bible
Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!

American Standard Version
Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him: and he saith of him: Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no guile.

English Revised Version
Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!

Webster's Bible Translation
Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!

Weymouth New Testament
Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, and said of him, "Look! here is a true Israelite, in whom there is no deceitfulness!"

John 1:47 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

An Israelite indeed (ἀληθῶς Ἱσραηλίτης)

Literally, truly an Israelite. An Israelite not merely in descent, but in character, according to the ideal laid down in God's law. The word Israelite itself was an honorable designation. See on men of Israel, Acts 3:12, and compare remarks on Jews, John 1:19.

Guile (δόλος)

Properly, a bait for fish, and related at the root to δελεάζω, to catch with a bait, or beguile. See on beguiling, 2 Peter 2:14. The true Israelite would be the true child of Israel after he had ceased to be the Supplanter. It is an interesting fact that in Genesis 25:27, Jacob is called a plain man, i.e., as some explain the Hebrew, a perfect or upright man, and others, a man of quiet and simple habits, and that the Septuagint renders this adjective by ἄπλαστος, unfeigned, without disguise, simple, guileless. The Greek here reads literally, in whom guile is not.

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Behold.

John 8:31,39 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If you continue in my word, then are you my disciples indeed...

Romans 2:28,29 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh...

Romans 9:6 Not as though the word of God has taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:

Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.

in.

Psalm 32:2 Blessed is the man to whom the LORD imputes not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

Psalm 73:1 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.

1 Peter 2:1,22 Why laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, all evil speakings...

Revelation 14:5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.

Cross References
Psalm 32:2
Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

John 2:25
and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man.

Romans 9:4
They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises.

Romans 9:6
But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel,

Revelation 14:5
and in their mouth no lie was found, for they are blameless.

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