John 4:48
New International Version
"Unless you people see signs and wonders," Jesus told him, "you will never believe."

New Living Translation
Jesus asked, "Will you never believe in me unless you see miraculous signs and wonders?"

English Standard Version
So Jesus said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe.”

Berean Study Bible
Jesus said to him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will never believe.”

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore Jesus said to him, "Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will never believe."

New American Standard Bible
So Jesus said to him, "Unless you people see signs and wonders, you simply will not believe."

King James Bible
Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.

Christian Standard Bible
Jesus told him, "Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will not believe."

Contemporary English Version
Jesus told the official, "You won't have faith unless you see miracles and wonders!"

Good News Translation
Jesus said to him, "None of you will ever believe unless you see miracles and wonders."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jesus told him, "Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will not believe.""

International Standard Version
Jesus told him, "Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will never believe."

NET Bible
So Jesus said to him, "Unless you people see signs and wonders you will never believe!"

New Heart English Bible
Jesus therefore said to him, "Unless you see signs and wonders, you will in no way believe."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yeshua said to him, “If you will not see signs and wonders, you will not believe.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus told the official, "If people don't see miracles and amazing things, they won't believe."

New American Standard 1977
Jesus therefore said to him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you simply will not believe.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Jesus said unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.

King James 2000 Bible
Then said Jesus unto him, Except you see signs and wonders, you will not believe.

American King James Version
Then said Jesus to him, Except you see signs and wonders, you will not believe.

American Standard Version
Jesus therefore said unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will in no wise believe.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jesus therefore said to him: Unless you see signs and wonders, you believe not.

Darby Bible Translation
Jesus therefore said to him, Unless ye see signs and wonders ye will not believe.

English Revised Version
Jesus therefore said unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will in no wise believe.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then said Jesus to him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.

Weymouth New Testament
"Unless you and others see miracles and marvels," said Jesus, "nothing will induce you to believe."

World English Bible
Jesus therefore said to him, "Unless you see signs and wonders, you will in no way believe."

Young's Literal Translation
Jesus then said unto him, 'If signs and wonders ye may not see, ye will not believe.'
Study Bible
Jesus Heals the Official's Son
47When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went and begged Him to come down and heal his son, who was about to die. 48Jesus said to him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will never believe.” 49“Sir,” the official said, “come down before my child dies.”…
Cross References
Daniel 4:2
I am pleased to declare the signs and wonders that the Most High God has performed for me:

Daniel 6:27
He delivers and rescues; He performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth, for He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions."

Matthew 24:24
For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders that would deceive even the elect, if that were possible.

Mark 13:22
For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and wonders that would deceive even the elect, if that were possible.

John 4:49
"Sir," the official said, "come down before my child dies."

Acts 2:19
I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and clouds of smoke.

Acts 2:22
Men of Israel, listen to this message: Jesus of Nazareth was a man certified by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs, which God did among you through Him, as you yourselves know.

Acts 4:30
as You stretch out Your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of Your holy servant Jesus."

Acts 5:12
The apostles performed many signs and wonders among the people, and with one accord the believers gathered together in Solomon's Colonnade.

Acts 6:8
Now Stephen, full of grace and power, was performing great wonders and signs among the people.

Acts 7:36
He led them out and performed wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, at the Red Sea, and for forty years in the wilderness.

Acts 14:3
So Paul and Barnabas spent considerable time there, speaking boldly for the Lord, who affirmed the message of His grace by enabling them to perform signs and wonders.

Acts 15:12
The whole assembly fell silent as they listened to Barnabas and Paul describing the signs and wonders God had done among the Gentiles through them.

Romans 15:19
by the power of signs and wonders, and by the power of the Spirit of God. So from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ.

1 Corinthians 1:22
Jews demand signs and Greeks search for wisdom,

2 Corinthians 12:12
The true marks of an apostle--signs, wonders, and miracles--were performed among you with great perseverance.

2 Thessalonians 2:9
The coming of the lawless one will be accompanied by the working of Satan, with every kind of power, sign, and false wonder,

Hebrews 2:4
and was affirmed by God through signs, wonders, various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to His will.

Treasury of Scripture

Then said Jesus to him, Except you see signs and wonders, you will not believe.

Except.

John 4:41,42
And many more believed because of his own word; …

John 2:18
Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?

John 12:37
But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him:







Lexicon
Jesus
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

said
Εἶπεν (Eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

to
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

him,
αὐτόν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

“Unless
Ἐὰν (Ean)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

you people see
ἴδητε (idēte)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

signs
σημεῖα (sēmeia)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 4592: Neuter of a presumed derivative of the base of semaino; an indication, especially ceremonially or supernaturally.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

wonders,
τέρατα (terata)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 5059: A wonder, portent, marvel. Of uncertain affinity; a prodigy or omen.

you will never believe.”
πιστεύσητε (pisteusēte)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4100: From pistis; to have faith, i.e. Credit; by implication, to entrust.
(48) Signs and wonders.--See Note on John 2:11. The words are here addressed to Jews, for there is no reason to think that the nobleman himself was not one. They are spoken to him, but the ye extends them to others standing near and to the class of persons whom he represents. It had been so with the Jews in Jerusalem (John 2:18; John 2:23), and it was so with the Jews in Galilee. (Comp. 1Corinthians 1:22.) How different from this faith, which demanded a miracle, and therefore was not faith, but sight, was the acceptance by the Samaritans without a miracle, who believed for the woman's word, and more fully when they heard the word of Christ Himself.

Ye will not believe.--The negative is in its strongest form, Ye will by no means believe.

Verse 48. - Then said Jesus to him - as representing the whole class whose faith rested upon, and was nourished, by, the outward sign, with a certain amount of reproof if not of irony in the strength of his phrase - Except ye see (there is no special emphasis laid on the ἴδητε, as distinct from the mere report or testimony of such things) signs and wonders, ye will by no means believe. This is the only occasion in John's Gospel where these two terms are conjoined. They are frequently brought together in Acts (Acts 2:22, 43; Acts 4:30; Acts 5:12, etc.), and used in conjunction in Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22; Romans 15:19; 2 Corinthians 12:12. John ordinarily uses (ἔργα) "works" to denote those objective tangible facts which were "signs" (σημεῖα) of the Lord's higher nature and claims. Here τέρατα, a word meaning "portents," remarkable, inexplicable events out of the common order, accompanies "signs," to complete the notion. The craving for "signs and wonders" did absorb the higher life of Judaism. "The Jews require a sign" (1 Corinthians 1:22), and minds that are yet in the Jewish stage of partial discipline, for spiritual revelation, still do the same. There is still in many of us the weak faith which needs the stimulating diet of the "sign" before there is any full recognition of the Divine fulness of blessing. Christ does not condemn, though he mourns over, this spiritual babyhood; and while he says (John 10:38; John 14:11; John 15:24) that belief for the works' sake may lead up to true faith, yet the language addressed to Thomas, "Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed," reveals his deepest thought of their comparative worth. The demand for "signs and wonders" in Galilee contrasts with the ready reception which the Samaritans had given to his word. Many of the difficulties of these narratives arise from the obvious fact that they are so closely compressed. Weiss has a hard task to make what he calls this "harsh answer" tally with Matthew's account of the reception of the centurion, and of the "great faith" which in his case preceded the miracle. A single sentence in the urgent request of the nobleman, implying that at Capernaum they needed the same kind of proof that had been given at Jerusalem of the Lord's prophetic claims, would account for all the emphasis laid upon the inperfect faith of the Galilaeans. He who "knew what was in man" knew in what way to rouse in this suppliant an adequate recognition of the Divine in himself. 4:43-54 The father was a nobleman, yet the son was sick. Honours and titles are no security from sickness and death. The greatest men must go themselves to God, must become beggars. The nobleman did not stop from his request till he prevailed. But at first he discovered the weakness of his faith in the power of Christ. It is hard to persuade ourselves that distance of time and place, are no hinderance to the knowledge, mercy, and power of our Lord Jesus. Christ gave an answer of peace. Christ's saying that the soul lives, makes it alive. The father went his way, which showed the sincerity of his faith. Being satisfied, he did not hurry home that night, but returned as one easy in his own mind. His servants met him with the news of the child's recovery. Good news will meet those that hope in God's word. Diligent comparing the works of Jesus with his word, will confirm our faith. And the bringing the cure to the family brought salvation to it. Thus an experience of the power of one word of Christ, may settle the authority of Christ in the soul. The whole family believed likewise. The miracle made Jesus dear to them. The knowledge of Christ still spreads through families, and men find health and salvation to their souls.
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