John 4:29
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New International Version
"Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?"

New Living Translation
"Come and see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could he possibly be the Messiah?"

English Standard Version
“Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?”

New American Standard Bible
"Come, see a man who told me all the things that I have done; this is not the Christ, is it?"

King James Bible
Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could this be the Messiah?"

International Standard Version
"Come, see a man who told me everything I've ever done! Could he possibly be the Messiah?"

NET Bible
"Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Surely he can't be the Messiah, can he?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Come see a man who told me everything that I have done. Is he The Messiah?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Come with me, and meet a man who told me everything I've ever done. Could he be the Messiah?"

Jubilee Bible 2000
Come, see a man who told me all that I have done; is perchance this the Christ?

King James 2000 Bible
Come, see a man, who told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?

American King James Version
Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?

American Standard Version
Come, see a man, who told me all things that ever I did: can this be the Christ?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Come, and see a man who has told me all things whatsoever I have done. Is not he the Christ?

Darby Bible Translation
Come, see a man who told me all things I had ever done: is not he the Christ?

English Revised Version
Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: can this be the Christ?

Webster's Bible Translation
Come, see a man who hath told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?

Weymouth New Testament
"Come," she said, "and see a man who has told me everything I have ever done. Can this be the Christ, do you think?"

World English Bible
"Come, see a man who told me everything that I did. Can this be the Christ?"

Young's Literal Translation
'Come, see a man, who told me all things -- as many as I did; is this the Christ?'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

4:27-42 The disciples wondered that Christ talked thus with a Samaritan. Yet they knew it was for some good reason, and for some good end. Thus when particular difficulties occur in the word and providence of God, it is good to satisfy ourselves that all is well that Jesus Christ says and does. Two things affected the woman. The extent of his knowledge. Christ knows all the thoughts, words, and actions, of all the children of men. And the power of his word. He told her secret sins with power. She fastened upon that part of Christ's discourse, many would think she would have been most shy of repeating; but the knowledge of Christ, into which we are led by conviction of sin, is most likely to be sound and saving. They came to him: those who would know Christ, must meet him where he records his name. Our Master has left us an example, that we may learn to do the will of God as he did; with diligence, as those that make a business of it; with delight and pleasure in it. Christ compares his work to harvest-work. The harvest is appointed and looked for before it comes; so was the gospel. Harvest-time is busy time; all must be then at work. Harvest-time is a short time, and harvest-work must be done then, or not at all; so the time of the gospel is a season, which if once past, cannot be recalled. God sometimes uses very weak and unlikely instruments for beginning and carrying on a good work. Our Saviour, by teaching one poor woman, spread knowledge to a whole town. Blessed are those who are not offended at Christ. Those taught of God, are truly desirous to learn more. It adds much to the praise of our love to Christ and his word, if it conquers prejudices. Their faith grew. In the matter of it: they believed him to be the Saviour, not only of the Jews but of the world. In the certainty of it: we know that this is indeed the Christ. And in the ground of it, for we have heard him ourselves.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Come, see a man,.... An uncommon, an extraordinary man, a prophet, and, who himself says, he is the Messiah, who is now at Jacob's well; come, go along with me, and see him and converse with him, and judge for yourselves, who, and what he is: she does not say, "go and see"; for she proposed to go along with them herself, that she might have more conversation with him, and knowledge of him, and grace from him: so such that have tasted that the Lord is gracious, desire more grace from him, and communion with him.

Which told me all things that ever I did; the more remarkable things that had been done by her in the whole series of her life and conversation; referring more especially to the account he had given her of her having had five husbands, and what the man was she now lived with; when no doubt, all the transactions of her life were laid before her, and she had, at once, a view of all her iniquities; when her sins stared her in the face, and her conscience was filled with guilt and remorse, and her soul with shame and confusion; and so it is when Christ, by his Spirit, convinces of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment:

is not this the Christ? that was to come, has been promised and prophesied of, and we have expected, who is of quick understanding, and even God omniscient; surely this must be he, as he himself says he is.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

29. is not this the Christ—The form of the question (in the Greek) is a distant, modest way of only half insinuating what it seemed hardly fitting for her to affirm; nor does she refer to what He said of Himself, but solely to His disclosure to her of the particulars of her own life.

John 4:29 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Disciples Return and Marvel
28So the woman left her waterpot, and went into the city and said to the men, 29"Come, see a man who told me all the things that I have done; this is not the Christ, is it?" 30They went out of the city, and were coming to Him.…
Cross References
Matthew 12:23
All the people were astonished and said, "Could this be the Son of David?"

John 4:17
"I have no husband," she replied. Jesus said to her, "You are right when you say you have no husband.

John 4:28
Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people,

John 4:30
They came out of the town and made their way toward him.

John 4:39
Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman's testimony, "He told me everything I ever did."

John 7:26
Here he is, speaking publicly, and they are not saying a word to him. Have the authorities really concluded that he is the Messiah?

John 7:31
Still, many in the crowd believed in him. They said, "When the Messiah comes, will he perform more signs than this man?"
Treasury of Scripture

Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?

John 4:17,18,25 The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said to her, …

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