John 4:30
New International Version
They came out of the town and made their way toward him.

New Living Translation
So the people came streaming from the village to see him.

English Standard Version
They went out of the town and were coming to him.

Berean Study Bible
So they left the town and made their way toward Jesus.

Berean Literal Bible
They went forth out of the city and were coming unto Him.

King James Bible
Then they went out of the city, and came unto him.

New King James Version
Then they went out of the city and came to Him.

New American Standard Bible
They left the city and were coming to Him.

NASB 1995
They went out of the city, and were coming to Him.

NASB 1977
They went out of the city, and were coming to Him.

Amplified Bible
So the people left the city and were coming to Him.

Christian Standard Bible
They left the town and made their way to him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They left the town and made their way to Him.

American Standard Version
They went out of the city, and were coming to him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the men departed from the city and they came to him.

Contemporary English Version
Everyone in town went out to see Jesus.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They went therefore out of the city, and came unto him.

English Revised Version
They went out of the city, and were coming to him.

Good News Translation
So they left the town and went to Jesus.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The people left the city and went to meet Jesus.

International Standard Version
The people left the town and started on their way to him.

Literal Standard Version
They went forth therefore out of the city, and were coming to Him.

NET Bible
So they left the town and began coming to him.

New Heart English Bible
They went out of the city, and were coming to him.

Weymouth New Testament
They left the town and set out to go to Him.

World English Bible
They went out of the city, and were coming to him.

Young's Literal Translation
They went forth therefore out of the city, and were coming unto him.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Disciples Return and Marvel
29“Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Christ?” 30So they left the town and made their way toward Jesus. 31Meanwhile the disciples urged Him, “Rabbi, eat something.”…

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

John 4:31
Meanwhile the disciples urged Him, "Rabbi, eat something."

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 they went out of the city, and came to him.

Isaiah 60:8
Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?

Matthew 2:1-3
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, …

Matthew 8:11,12
And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven…









(30) Came unto him.--Literally, were coming unto Him. They were still on the way when the conversation in John 4:31-38 took place. The general expectation of the Messiah, and the receptive spirit of the Samaritans, is shown in her alacrity to go and tell the men of the place, and in their desire at once to see Him for themselves. Many, indeed, were convinced by her statement only (John 4:39-40).

Verse 30. - They went out of the city, and were coming on their way towards him. The vividness of the picture is remarkable, and is made more so by observing the tense of ἤρχοντο. The men were already crossing the green fields that lay between Sychar and Jacob's well. This remarkable touch explains the conversation that immediately follows. We have the twofold scene depicted: on the one side, the disciples eager for their meal, and absorbed for the moment with thoughts of "terrene provender," unconscious of the vast yearnings of their Lord, and his passion for the regeneration and saving of men; and on the other side, the immediate effect, produced neither by signs nor wonders, but by his word only, on a few susceptible souls, who appeared to him living representatives and firstfruits of a redeemed humanity.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[So] they left
ἐξῆλθον (exēlthon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1831: To go out, come out. From ek and erchomai; to issue.

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

town
πόλεως (poleōs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 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 2532: And, even, also, namely.

made their way
ἤρχοντο (ērchonto)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2064: To come, go.

toward
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

[Jesus].
αὐτόν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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.


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