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

New Living Translation
Many Samaritans from the village believed in Jesus because the woman had said, "He told me everything I ever did!"

English Standard Version
Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me all that I ever did.”

Berean Study Bible
Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in Jesus because of the woman's testimony, "He told me everything I ever did."

Berean Literal Bible
And out of that city, many of the Samaritans believed in Him, because of the word of the woman testifying, "He told me all things I ever did."

New American Standard Bible
From that city many of the Samaritans believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, "He told me all the things that I have done."

King James Bible
And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now many Samaritans from that town believed in Him because of what the woman said when she testified, "He told me everything I ever did."

International Standard Version
Now many of the Samaritans of that town believed in Jesus because the woman had testified, "He told me everything I've ever done."

NET Bible
Now many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the report of the woman who testified, "He told me everything I ever did."

New Heart English Bible
From that city many of the Samaritans believed in him because of the word of the woman, who testified, "He told me everything that I did."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Many Samaritans from that city believed in him because of the woman's saying which she testified: “He told me everything that I have done.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Many Samaritans in that city believed in Jesus because of the woman who said, "He told me everything I've ever done."

New American Standard 1977
And from that city many of the Samaritans believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, “He told me all the things that I have done.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in him by the word of the woman, who testified, He told me all that I have done.

King James 2000 Bible
And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, who testified, He told me all that ever I did.

American King James Version
And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.

American Standard Version
And from that city many of the Samaritans believed on him because of the word of the woman, who testified, He told me all things that ever I did.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now of that city many of the Samaritans believed in him, for the word of the woman giving testimony: He told me all things whatsoever I have done.

Darby Bible Translation
But many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him because of the word of the woman who bore witness, He told me all things that I had ever done.

English Revised Version
And from that city many of the Samaritans believed on him because of the word of the woman, who testified, He told me all things that ever I did.

Webster's Bible Translation
And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, who testified, He told me all that ever I did.

Weymouth New Testament
Of the Samaritan population of that town a good many believed in Him because of the woman's statement when she declared, "He has told me all that I have ever done."

World English Bible
From that city many of the Samaritans believed in him because of the word of the woman, who testified, "He told me everything that I did."

Young's Literal Translation
And from that city many believed in him, of the Samaritans, because of the word of the woman testifying, -- 'He told me all things -- as many as I did.'
Study Bible
Many Samaritans Believe
38I sent you to reap what you have not worked for; others have done the hard work, and now you have taken up their labor.” 39Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in Jesus because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” 40So when the Samaritans came to Him, they asked Him to stay with them, and He stayed two days.…
Cross References
Matthew 10:5
These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: "Do not go onto the road of the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans.

John 4:5
So He came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph.

John 4:8
(His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)

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

John 4:30
So they left the town and made their way toward Jesus.

John 4:38
I sent you to reap what you have not worked for; others have done the hard work, and now you have taken up their labor."

John 4:40
So when the Samaritans came to Him, they asked Him to stay with them, and He stayed two days.
Treasury of Scripture

And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.

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John 10:41,42 And many resorted to him, and said, John did no miracle: but all …

John 11:45 Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things …

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John 4:29,42 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not …

(39) Many of the Samaritans of that city believed.--The willingness to receive the truth on the part of the Samaritans, is contrasted with the rejection of it on the part of the Jews. They refused the witness of a great prophet; these accept the witness of a woman. Their minds were prepared by the general expectation of the Messiah; and this woman witnesses that Jesus had revealed to her the whole past of her life. There is here a sign they do not question.

Verses 39-42. -

(4) The harvest of the Lord's sowing, and the Saviour of the world. Verse 39. - This harvest is described in vers. 39-42. As this sublime discourse was proceeding, the impression produced by the word of the woman was becoming deeper. The breath of God was moving them mightily. They were prepared by a thousand untraceable influences for faith in the great Deliverer and Teacher. Many of the Samaritans from that city, in the first instance, had been summarily convinced of the presence among them of the long looked-for Prophet, and believed on him by reason of the word (or, discourse) of the woman, who testified, He told me all things that I ever did. Not merely is this one saying referred to, but the whole report of the words of Jesus of which that saying was the crowning or most startling expression. They are the first specimens of men who believe by the testimony of those who know. "Blessed are they who have not seen, but yet believe." And many of the Samaritans of that city,.... Of Sychar, which was a city of Samaria;

believed on him; that he was the true Messiah he had told the woman he was; and she put it to them whether he was or not: before they saw him, or had any conversation with him themselves, they believed in him; see John 20:29;

for the saying of the woman which testified, he told me all that ever I:did: the account she gave was so plain, and honest, and disinterested, that they could not but give credit to it; and since the person was an utter stranger to her, and yet had laid before her the whole series of her past life and conversation, they concluded he could be no other than the Messiah, who should tell all things; and being of quick understanding or smell, was able to disclose the secrets of men. 39-42. many … believed, etc.—The truth of Joh 4:35 begins to appear. These Samaritans were the foundation of the Church afterwards built up there. No miracle appears to have been wrought there (but unparalleled supernatural knowledge displayed): "we have heard Him ourselves" (Joh 4:42) sufficed to raise their faith to a point never attained by the Jews, and hardly as yet by the disciples—that He was "the Saviour of the world" [Alford]. "This incident is further remarkable as a rare instance of the Lord's ministry producing an awakening on a large scale" [Olshausen].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.
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