John 4:3
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New International Version
So he left Judea and went back once more to Galilee.

New Living Translation
So he left Judea and returned to Galilee.

English Standard Version
he left Judea and departed again for Galilee.

Berean Study Bible
He left Judea and returned to Galilee.

Berean Literal Bible
He left Judea and went away again into Galilee.

New American Standard Bible
He left Judea and went away again into Galilee.

King James Bible
He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He left Judea and went again to Galilee.

International Standard Version
he left Judea and went back to Galilee.

NET Bible
he left Judea and set out once more for Galilee.

New Heart English Bible
he left Judea, and departed again into Galilee.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he left Judea, and went on again to Galilee.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So he left the Judean countryside and went back to Galilee.

New American Standard 1977
He left Judea, and departed again into Galilee.

Jubilee Bible 2000
he left Judaea and departed again into Galilee.

King James 2000 Bible
He left Judea, and departed again into Galilee.

American King James Version
He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.

American Standard Version
he left Judea, and departed again into Galilee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He left Judea, and went again into Galilee.

Darby Bible Translation
he left Judaea and went away again unto Galilee.

English Revised Version
he left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.

Webster's Bible Translation
He left Judea, and departed again into Galilee.

Weymouth New Testament
He left Judaea and returned to Galilee.

World English Bible
he left Judea, and departed into Galilee.

Young's Literal Translation
he left Judea and went away again to Galilee,
Study Bible
Jesus and the Samaritan Woman
2(although it was not Jesus who baptized, but His disciples), 3He left Judea and returned to Galilee. 4Now He had to pass through Samaria.…
Cross References
Luke 17:11
While Jesus was on His way to Jerusalem, He was passing between Samaria and Galilee.

John 2:11
Jesus performed this first sign at Cana in Galilee. He thus revealed His glory, and His disciples believed in Him.

John 3:22
After this, Jesus and His disciples went into the Judean countryside, where He spent some time with them and baptized.

John 4:47
When 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.

John 7:1
After this, Jesus traveled throughout Galilee. He did not want to travel in Judea, because the Jews there were trying to kill Him.
Treasury of Scripture

He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.

left.

John 3:32 And what he has seen and heard, that he testifies; and no man receives …

John 10:40 And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first …

John 11:54 Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews; but went there …

Matthew 10:23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee you into another: …

Mark 3:7 But Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea: and a great …

again.

John 1:43 The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and finds Philip, …

(3) Again.--This word is almost certainly part of the original text, though it is not found in some MSS. Its omission is due to a difficulty of interpretation. What is the previous return into Galilee? The only one mentioned in this Gospel is that of John 1:43. We have had another note of time in John 3:24, from which we learn that this Judan period of the ministry preceded the imprisonment of John, and therefore the commencement of the Galilean ministry recorded in Matthew 4:12 (see Note there) and Mark 1:14. This second return, then, is the starting-point of the history of our Lord's work in Galilee as told by the earlier Gospels.

Verse 3. - He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee. But it should be observed that ἀφῆκε is a very peculiar word for a simple departure. The verb ἀφίημι is used when καταλείπω might have been expected (Westcott). The word means "to leave a thing to itself," to its own ways, to treat it as no longer exercising an influence on the mind. (It is, with the noun ἄφφεσις, used for "forgive," "forgiveness," of sins.) Jesus left Judaea, which had so imperfectly accepted his claims. The word suggests that his departure was a consequence of the action of the Pharisees; And he departed again. This refers to the first departure after the early testimonies of John, when Jesus went to Cana and Capernaum (John 1:43). Whether this journey corresponded with that mentioned in Matthew and Mark, as following the baptism and temptation of Jesus, or not, it is not to be confounded with the journey which John had already recorded. He left Judaea,.... Where he had been for some time: at the feast of the passover he went up to Jerusalem, and after a short stay there, he came into the country part of Judea, where he tarried longer; and in both about the space of eight months; for it was now but four months to harvest, which began at the passover; see John 2:13. And now upon thee Pharisees being made acquainted with his success in these parts, he leaves them; not through fear of them, but because he would not irritate and provoke them, and stir up their malice and envy against him, which might put them upon measures to seek to take away his life; whereas his time was not yet come, and he had other work to do elsewhere:

and departed again into Galilee; where he had spent the greatest part of his time, in private life; from whence he came to Jordan unto John to be baptized by him; and after that went thither again, where he wrought his first miracle: and now having been in Judea some time, he removes to Galilee again; and of this journey of his thither, after the imprisonment of John, an account is given, in Matthew 4:12. The Persic version leaves out the word "again", and so do the Alexandrian copy, and many copies; but is by others retained, and very justly. 3. left Judea—to avoid persecution, which at that early stage would have marred His work.

departed into Galilee—by which time John had been cast into prison (Mr 1:14).4:1-3 Jesus applied himself more to preaching, which was the more excellent, 1Co 1:17, than to baptism. He would put honour upon his disciples, by employing them to baptize. He teaches us that the benefit of sacraments depends not on the hand that administers them.
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