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John 1:46 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And Nathanael said unto him, Can any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Nathanael said to him, “Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?” Philip *said to him, “Come and see.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And Nathanael said to him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith to him, Come and see.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Nathanael said to him, Can anything good come out of Nazareth? Philip says to him, Come and see.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And Nathanael said unto him—Out of Nazareth, can any good thing come? Philip saith unto him—Come, and see!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and Nathanael said to him, 'Out of Nazareth is any good thing able to be?' Philip said to him, 'Come and see.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And Nathanael said to him: Can any thing of good come from Nazareth? Philip saith to him: Come and see.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And Nathaneel said vnto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith vnto him, Come and see.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Saith to him Nathanael, From Natsrath can any good thing be? Philipos saith to him, Come and see.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Nathaniel said to him: Can there be any good thing from Nazareth? Philip said to him: Come, and see.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
Nathanael 3482
{3482} Prime
Ναθαναήλ
Nathanael
{nath-an-ah-ale'}
Of Hebrew origin [H5417]; Nathanael (that is, Nathanel), an Israelite and Christian.
said 2036
{2036} Prime
ἔπω
epo
{ep'-o}
A primary verb (used only in the definite past tense, the others being borrowed from G2046, G4483 and G5346); to speak or say (by word or writting).
z5627
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
unto him, 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
Can 1410
{1410} Prime
δύναμαι
dunamai
{doo'-nam-ahee}
Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.
z5736
<5736> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 618
there any 5100
{5100} Prime
τὶς
tis
{tis}
An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.
good thing 18
{0018} Prime
ἀγαθός
agathos
{ag-ath-os'}
A primary word; 'good' (in any sense, often as noun).
come 1511
{1511} Prime
εἶναι
einai
{i'-nahee}
Present infinitive from G1510; to exist.
z5750
<5750> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 135
out of 1537
{1537} Prime
ἐκ
ek
{ek}
A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence motion or action proceeds), from, out (of place, time or cause; literally or figuratively; direct or remote).
Nazareth? 3478
{3478} Prime
Ναζαρέθ
Nazareth
{nad-zar-eth'}
Of uncertain derivation; Nazareth or Nazaret, a place in Palestine.
Philip 5376
{5376} Prime
Φίλιππος
Philippos
{fil'-ip-pos}
From G5384 and G2462; fond of horses; Philippus, the name of four Israelites.
saith 3004
{3004} Prime
λέγω
lego
{leg'-o}
A primary verb; properly to 'lay' forth, that is, (figuratively) relate (in words [usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue]); by implication to mean.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
unto him, 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
Come 2064
{2064} Prime
ἔρχομαι
erchomai
{er'-khom-ahee}
Middle voice of a primary verb (used only in the present and imperfect tenses, the others being supplied by a kindred [middle voice] word, ἐλεύθομαι [[eleuthomai]], {el-yoo'-thom-ahee}; or [active] ἔλθω [[eltho]], {el'-tho}; which do not otherwise occur); to come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
z5736
<5736> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 618
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
see. 1492
{1492} Prime
εἰδῶ
eido
{i-do'}
A primary verb; used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent, G3700 and G3708; properly to see (literally or figuratively); by implication (in the perfect only) to know.
z5657
<5657> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 376
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

John 1:46

_ _ any good out of Nazareth — remembering Bethlehem, perhaps, as Messiah’s predicted birthplace, and Nazareth having no express prophetic place at all, besides being in no repute. The question sprang from mere dread of mistake in a matter so vital.

_ _ Come and see — Noble remedy against preconceived opinions [Bengel]. Philip, though he could not perhaps solve his difficulty, could show him how to get rid of it. (See on John 6:68).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on John 1:43-51.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

John 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

John 1:46

(19) And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.

(19) We must especially take heed of false presumptions, which prevent us from entrance to Christ.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Can:

John 7:41-42 Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee? ... Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?
John 7:52 They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.
Luke 4:28-29 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, ... And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.

Come:

John 4:29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?
Luke 12:57 Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?
1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
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