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John 4:48

    John 4:48 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then Jesus said to him, You will not have faith if you do not see signs and wonders.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on John 4:48

    Except ye see signs and wonders, etc. - Our Lord does not tell this man that he had no faith, but that he had not enough. If he had had none, he would not have come from Capernaum to Cana, to beg him to heal his son. If he had had enough, he would have been contented with recommending his son to our Lord, without entreating him to go to Capernaum to heal him; which intimates that he did not believe our Lord could do it at a distance. But the words are not addressed to the nobleman alone, but to all the Galilean Jews in general; for our Lord uses the plural number, which he never does when addressing an individual. These people differed widely from the people of Sychar: they had neither a love of the truth, nor simplicity of heart; and would not believe any thing from heaven, unless forced on their minds by the most striking miracles. They were favored with the ministry of John Baptist; but, as that was not accompanied with miracles, it was not generally credited. They require the miracles of Christ, in order that they may credit the advent of the Messiah. There are many like these Galileans still in the world: they deny that God can have any influence among men; and as to the operations of the Holy Spirit, they, in the genuine Galilean spirit, boldly assert that they will not credit any man who professes to be made a partaker of them, unless he work a miracle in proof of his pretensions! These persons should know that the grace of working miracles was very different from that by which a man is saved; and that the former might exist, even in the most astonishing measure, where the latter did not. See 1 Corinthians 13:2.

    Barnes' Notes on John 4:48

    Except ye see signs ... - This was spoken not to the nobleman only, but to the Galileans generally. The Samaritans had believed without any miracle. The Galileans, he said, were less disposed to believe him than even they were; and though he had performed miracles enough to convince them, yet, unless they continually saw them, they would not believe.

    Wesley's Notes on John 4:48

    4:48 Unless ye see signs and wonders - Although the Samaritans believed without them.
    Book: John
    Topic: Miracles