John 4:28
New International Version
Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people,

New Living Translation
The woman left her water jar beside the well and ran back to the village, telling everyone,

English Standard Version
So the woman left her water jar and went away into town and said to the people,

Berean Study Bible
Then the woman left her water jar, went back into the town, and said to the people,

Berean Literal Bible
Then the woman left her water pot and went away into the city, and says to the men,

New American Standard Bible
So the woman left her waterpot, and went into the city and said to the men,

King James Bible
The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men,

Christian Standard Bible
Then the woman left her water jar, went into town, and told the people,

Contemporary English Version
The woman left her water jar and ran back into town, where she said to the people,

Good News Translation
Then the woman left her water jar, went back to the town, and said to the people there,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the woman left her water jar, went into town, and told the men, "

International Standard Version
Then the woman left her water jar and went back to town. She told people,

NET Bible
Then the woman left her water jar, went off into the town and said to the people,

New Heart English Bible
So the woman left her water pot, and went away into the city, and said to the people,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the woman left her cruse and went to the city and said to the men:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the woman left her water jar and went back into the city. She told the people,

New American Standard 1977
So the woman left her waterpot, and went into the city, and said to the men,

Jubilee Bible 2000
The woman then left her waterpot and went into the city and said to those men,

King James 2000 Bible
The woman then left her water pot, and went her way into the city, and said to the men,

American King James Version
The woman then left her water pot, and went her way into the city, and said to the men,

American Standard Version
So the woman left her waterpot, and went away into the city, and saith to the people,

Douay-Rheims Bible
The woman therefore left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men there:

Darby Bible Translation
The woman then left her waterpot and went away into the city, and says to the men,

English Revised Version
So the woman left her waterpot, and went away into the city, and saith to the men,

Webster's Bible Translation
The woman then left her waterpot, and went into the city, and saith to the men,

Weymouth New Testament
The woman however, leaving her pitcher, went away to the town, and called the people.

World English Bible
So the woman left her water pot, and went away into the city, and said to the people,

Young's Literal Translation
The woman then left her water-jug, and went away to the city, and saith to the men,
Study Bible
The Disciples Return and Marvel
27Just then, His disciples returned and were astonished that He was speaking with a woman. But no one asked Him, “What do You want from her?” or, “Why are You talking with her?” 28Then the woman left her water jar, went back into the town, and said to the people, 29“Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Christ?”…
Cross References
John 4:27
Just then, His disciples returned and were astonished that He was speaking with a woman. But no one asked Him, "What do You want from her?" or, "Why are You talking with her?"

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

Treasury of Scripture

The woman then left her water pot, and went her way into the city, and said to the men,

John 4:7
There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.

Matthew 28:8
And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.

Mark 16:8-10
And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid…







Lexicon
Then
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

the
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

woman
γυνὴ (gynē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1135: A woman, wife, my lady. Probably from the base of ginomai; a woman; specially, a wife.

left
Ἀφῆκεν (Aphēken)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 863: From apo and hiemi; to send forth, in various applications.

her
αὐτῆς (autēs)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Feminine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

water jar,
ὑδρίαν (hydrian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5201: A water pot, jar, pitcher. From hudor; a water-jar, i.e. Receptacle for family supply.

went back
ἀπῆλθεν (apēlthen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 565: From apo and erchomai; to go off, aside or behind, literally or figuratively.

into
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

town,
πόλιν (polin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4172: A city, the inhabitants of a city. Probably from the same as polemos, or perhaps from polus; a town.

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

said to
λέγει (legei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

the
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

people,
ἀνθρώποις (anthrōpois)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.
(28) The woman then left her waterpot.--The waterpot left behind was a pledge of her return; and it is to us a mark of the presence of him who has related the incidents.

Verses 28, 29. - The woman then (i.e. in consequence of the arrival of the disciples) left her water pot (ἀφῆκε); left it to itself, forgot the object of her visit to the well, so engrossed was she with the new teaching, so amazed with his revelations; or perhaps, with womanly tact, left it that the disciples might, if they would, make use of it for their Master. Most commentators suggest that she left it, intending by the very act to come back again shortly for water. But this is scarcely the idea conveyed by ἀφῆκε. Archdeacon Watkius truly says that this notice "is a mark of the presence of him who has related the incidents." And she went her way to the city - probably beyond her home (see note, ver. 7), constituting herself at once the messenger and missionary of the new Teacher and Prophet, who had declared himself to be the Messiah - and saith to the men whom she found in the marketplace or highway, Come, see a man who told me all things that ever I did. This exaggeration of the self-revelation was due to the deep conviction of her mind that the Prophet had read her whole life - its weakness and its follies, and it may have been its sins and crimes, not unknown, alas! to others as well. Chrysostom says, "She might have said, 'Come and see One that prophesieth;' but when the soul is aflame with holy fire it looks then to nothing earthly, neither to glory nor to shame, but belongs to one thing alone, the flame which occupieth it." There is a touch of naivete, of loquacity, of impetuous womanhood, about this, that thrills with life. She was not afraid, in the first gush of her new-found joy, to brave the unflattering scorn of the men to whom such a confession was made; and then, in most natural and appropriate fashion, added, He is not however the Christ, is he? The question, by its form, suggests a negative answer; "but," Westcott says, "hope bursts through it (cf. Matthew 12:23)." She knows that he is the Christ, but she wishes the townspeople to guess it - to come to a like conclusion with herself. 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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