John 4:18
New International Version
The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true."

New Living Translation
for you have had five husbands, and you aren’t even married to the man you’re living with now. You certainly spoke the truth!”

English Standard Version
for you have had five husbands, and the one you now have is not your husband. What you have said is true.”

Berean Study Bible
In fact, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. You have spoken truthfully.”

Berean Literal Bible
For you have had five husbands, and he whom you have now is not your husband; this you have spoken truly."

New American Standard Bible
for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; this you have said truly."

New King James Version
for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly.”

King James Bible
For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.

Christian Standard Bible
"For you've had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have said is true."

Good News Translation
You have been married to five men, and the man you live with now is not really your husband. You have told me the truth."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"For you've had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have said is true.""

International Standard Version
because you have had five husbands, and the man you have now is not your husband. What you have said is true."

NET Bible
for you have had five husbands, and the man you are living with now is not your husband. This you said truthfully!"

New Heart English Bible
for you have had five husbands; and he whom you now have is not your husband. This you have said truly."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For you have had five husbands, and this man that is with you now is not your husband; this you have spoken truly.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You've had five husbands, and the man you have now isn't your husband. You've told the truth."

New American Standard 1977
for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; this you have said truly.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
for thou hast had five husbands, and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband; this hast thou said with truth.

King James 2000 Bible
For you have had five husbands; and he whom you now have is not your husband: that said you truly.

American King James Version
For you have had five husbands; and he whom you now have is not your husband: in that said you truly.

American Standard Version
for thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: this hast thou said truly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thou hast had five husbands: and he whom thou now hast, is not thy husband. This thou hast said truly.

Darby Bible Translation
for thou hast had five husbands, and he whom now thou hast is not thy husband: this thou hast spoken truly.

English Revised Version
for thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: this hast thou said truly.

Webster's Bible Translation
For thou hast had five husbands, and he whom thou now hast, is not thy husband: in that thou hast spoken truth.

Weymouth New Testament
"for you have had five husbands, and the man you have at present is not your husband. You have spoken the truth in saying that."

World English Bible
for you have had five husbands; and he whom you now have is not your husband. This you have said truly."

Young's Literal Translation
for five husbands thou hast had, and, now, he whom thou hast is not thy husband; this hast thou said truly.'
Study Bible
Jesus and the Samaritan Woman
17“I have no husband,” the woman replied. Jesus said to her, “You are correct to say that you have no husband. 18In fact, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. You have spoken truthfully.” 19“Sir,” the woman said, “I see that You are a prophet.…
Cross References
John 4:17
"I have no husband," the woman replied. Jesus said to her, "You are correct to say that you have no husband.

John 4:19
"Sir," the woman said, "I see that You are a prophet.

Treasury of Scripture

For you have had five husbands; and he whom you now have is not your husband: in that said you truly.

is not.

Genesis 20:3
But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man's wife.

Genesis 34:2,7,8,31
And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her…

Numbers 5:29
This is the law of jealousies, when a wife goeth aside to another instead of her husband, and is defiled;







Lexicon
In fact,
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

you have had
ἔσχες (esches)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

five
πέντε (pente)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4002: Five. A primary number; 'five'.

husbands,
ἄνδρας (andras)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 435: A male human being; a man, husband. A primary word; a man.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the man
ὃν (hon)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

you now have
ἔχεις (echeis)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

is
ἔστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

not
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

your
σου (sou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

husband.
ἀνήρ (anēr)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 435: A male human being; a man, husband. A primary word; a man.

You have spoken
εἴρηκας (eirēkas)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2046: Probably a fuller form of rheo; an alternate for epo in certain tenses; to utter, i.e. Speak or say.

truthfully.”
ἀληθὲς (alēthes)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 227: Unconcealed, true, true in fact, worthy of credit, truthful. TRUE.
(18) In that saidst thou truly.--The stroke goes deeper. It lays bare the secrets of all those years over which she thought the veil of the past had for ever been drawn. The bright days of joy and dark days of sin; the heart's promises made and broken; the sad days of death, which five times over had robbed her of a husband; or, worse than death, the sin which had severed the sacred bonds; the shame of the present shameless life--all these are at least hidden from a stranger. But His words pierce to the inmost thoughts, and prove Him to know all the acts of her life (John 4:29). "Thou hast well said, A husband I have not. The holy name may not be given to the paramour thou now hast; with the loss of purity is linked the loss of truthfulness; the very truth thou utterest is meant to convey to Me an untruth, but to One who knows all, the words are really true;--"in that saidst thou truly."

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.
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