John 4:7
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New International Version
When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, "Will you give me a drink?"

New Living Translation
Soon a Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, "Please give me a drink."

English Standard Version
A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.”

Berean Study Bible
When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, "Give Me a drink."

Berean Literal Bible
A woman out of Samaria comes to draw water. Jesus says to her, "Give Me to drink."

New American Standard Bible
There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give Me a drink."

King James Bible
There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A woman of Samaria came to draw water. "Give Me a drink," Jesus said to her,

International Standard Version
A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus told her, "Please give me a drink,"

NET Bible
A Samaritan woman came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give me some water to drink."

New Heart English Bible
A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And a woman from Samaria came to draw water and Yeshua said to her, “Give me water to drink.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A Samaritan woman went to get some water. Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink of water."

New American Standard 1977
There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
There came a woman of Samaria to draw water; Jesus said unto her, Give me to drink.

King James 2000 Bible
There came a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus said unto her, Give me to drink.

American King James Version
There comes a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus said to her, Give me to drink.

American Standard Version
There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.

Douay-Rheims Bible
There cometh a woman of Samaria, to draw water. Jesus saith to her: Give me to drink.

Darby Bible Translation
A woman comes out of Samaria to draw water. Jesus says to her, Give me to drink

English Revised Version
There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.

Webster's Bible Translation
There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith to her, Give me to drink.

Weymouth New Testament
Presently there came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus asked her to give Him some water;

World English Bible
A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink."

Young's Literal Translation
there cometh a woman out of Samaria to draw water. Jesus saith to her, 'Give me to drink;'
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
6Since Jacob’s well was there, Jesus, weary from His journey, sat down by the well. It was about the sixth hour. 7When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” 8(His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)…
Cross References
Genesis 24:17
Then the servant ran to meet her, and said, "Please let me drink a little water from your jar."

1 Kings 17:10
So he arose and went to Zarephath, and when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks; and he called to her and said, "Please get me a little water in a jar, that I may drink."

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.)
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