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

New Living Translation
Eventually he came to the Samaritan village of Sychar, near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.

English Standard Version
So he came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the field that Jacob had given to his son Joseph.

Berean Study Bible
So He came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore He comes to a city of Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph.

New American Standard Bible
So He came to a city of Samaria called Sychar, near the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph;

King James Bible
Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so He came to a town of Samaria called Sychar near the property that Jacob had given his son Joseph.

International Standard Version
So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the piece of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph.

NET Bible
Now he came to a Samaritan town called Sychar, near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he came to a Samaritan city called Shikar, beside the village that Jaqob had given to his son Joseph.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He arrived at a city in Samaria called Sychar. Sychar was near the piece of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph.

New American Standard 1977
So He came to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then he came to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.

King James 2000 Bible
Then came he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.

American King James Version
Then comes he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.

American Standard Version
So he cometh to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph:

Douay-Rheims Bible
He cometh therefore to a city of Samaria, which is called Sichar, near the land which Jacob gave to his son Joseph.

Darby Bible Translation
He comes therefore to a city of Samaria called Sychar, near to the land which Jacob gave to his son Joseph.

English Revised Version
So he cometh to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph:

Webster's Bible Translation
Then he cometh to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground, that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.

Weymouth New Testament
and so He came to Sychar, a town in Samaria near the piece of land that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.

World English Bible
So he came to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son, Joseph.

Young's Literal Translation
He cometh, therefore, to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near to the place that Jacob gave to Joseph his son;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:4-26 There was great hatred between the Samaritans and the Jews. Christ's road from Judea to Galilee lay through Samaria. We should not go into places of temptation but when we needs must; and then must not dwell in them, but hasten through them. We have here our Lord Jesus under the common fatigue of travellers. Thus we see that he was truly a man. Toil came in with sin; therefore Christ, having made himself a curse for us, submitted to it. Also, he was a poor man, and went all his journeys on foot. Being wearied, he sat thus on the well; he had no couch to rest upon. He sat thus, as people wearied with travelling sit. Surely, we ought readily to submit to be like the Son of God in such things as these. Christ asked a woman for water. She was surprised because he did not show the anger of his own nation against the Samaritans. Moderate men of all sides are men wondered at. Christ took the occasion to teach her Divine things: he converted this woman, by showing her ignorance and sinfulness, and her need of a Saviour. By this living water is meant the Spirit. Under this comparison the blessing of the Messiah had been promised in the Old Testament. The graces of the Spirit, and his comforts, satisfy the thirsting soul, that knows its own nature and necessity. What Jesus spake figuratively, she took literally. Christ shows that the water of Jacob's well yielded a very short satisfaction. Of whatever waters of comfort we drink, we shall thirst again. But whoever partakes of the Spirit of grace, and the comforts of the gospel, shall never want that which will abundantly satisfy his soul. Carnal hearts look no higher than carnal ends. Give it me, saith she, not that I may have everlasting life, which Christ proposed, but that I come not hither to draw. The carnal mind is very ingenious in shifting off convictions, and keeping them from fastening. But how closely our Lord Jesus brings home the conviction to her conscience! He severely reproved her present state of life. The woman acknowledged Christ to be a prophet. The power of his word in searching the heart, and convincing the conscience of secret things, is a proof of Divine authority. It should cool our contests, to think that the things we are striving about are passing away. The object of worship will continue still the same, God, as a Father; but an end shall be put to all differences about the place of worship. Reason teaches us to consult decency and convenience in the places of our worship; but religion gives no preference to one place above another, in respect of holiness and approval with God. The Jews were certainly in the right. Those who by the Scriptures have obtained some knowledge of God, know whom they worship. The word of salvation was of the Jews. It came to other nations through them. Christ justly preferred the Jewish worship before the Samaritan, yet here he speaks of the former as soon to be done away. God was about to be revealed as the Father of all believers in every nation. The spirit or the soul of man, as influenced by the Holy Spirit, must worship God, and have communion with him. Spiritual affections, as shown in fervent prayers, supplications, and thanksgivings, form the worship of an upright heart, in which God delights and is glorified. The woman was disposed to leave the matter undecided, till the coming of the Messiah. But Christ told her, I that speak to thee, am He. She was an alien and a hostile Samaritan, merely speaking to her was thought to disgrace our Lord Jesus. Yet to this woman did our Lord reveal himself more fully than as yet he had done to any of his disciples. No past sins can bar our acceptance with him, if we humble ourselves before him, believing in him as the Christ, the Saviour of the world.
Study Bible
Jesus and the Samaritan Woman
4Now He had to pass through Samaria. 5So He came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 6Since Jacob’s well was there, Jesus, weary from His journey, sat down by the well. It was about the sixth hour.…
Cross References
Genesis 33:19
He bought the piece of land where he had pitched his tent from the hand of the sons of Hamor, Shechem's father, for one hundred pieces of money.

Genesis 48:22
"I give you one portion more than your brothers, which I took from the hand of the Amorite with my sword and my bow."

Joshua 24:32
Now they buried the bones of Joseph, which the sons of Israel brought up from Egypt, at Shechem, in the piece of ground which Jacob had bought from the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for one hundred pieces of money; and they became the inheritance of Joseph's sons.

1 Kings 13:32
"For the thing shall surely come to pass which he cried by the word of the LORD against the altar in Bethel and against all the houses of the high places which are in the cities of Samaria."

Luke 9:52
He sent messengers on ahead, who went into a village of the Samaritans to make arrangements for Him.

John 4:6
Since Jacob's well was there, Jesus, weary from His journey, sat down by the well. It was about the sixth hour.

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

John 4:12
Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us this well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and his livestock?"

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

Then comes he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.

the parcel.

Genesis 33:19 And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, …

Genesis 48:22 Moreover I have given to you one portion above your brothers, which …

Joshua 24:32 And the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up …

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