New International Version
Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?"
King James Bible
Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
Darby Bible Translation
Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself, and his sons, and his cattle?
World English Bible
Are you greater than our father, Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself, as did his children, and his livestock?"
Young's Literal Translation
Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who did give us the well, and himself out of it did drink, and his sons, and his cattle?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Our father Jacob - The ancient Samaritans were undoubtedly the descendants of Jacob; for they were the ten tribes that revolted in the reign of Rehoboam: but those in our Lord's time were not genuine Israelites, but a corrupted race, sprung from a mixture of different nations, sent thither by Salmanezer, king of the Assyrians. See 2 Kings 17:24.
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I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.--JER. 31:3. We are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.--God . . . hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according …
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So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph.
Jacob's well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.
Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again,
Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem."
Are you greater than our father Abraham? He died, and so did the prophets. Who do you think you are?"
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