New International Version
So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days.
King James Bible
So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days.
Darby Bible Translation
When therefore the Samaritans came to him they asked him to abide with them, and he abode there two days.
World English Bible
So when the Samaritans came to him, they begged him to stay with them. He stayed there two days.
Young's Literal Translation
When, then, the Samaritans came unto him, they were asking him to remain with them, and he remained there two days;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He abode there two days - We are not told that he wrought any miracles among them; this does not appear to have been necessary: they were a simple-hearted, teachable people, and they credited him on the evidence of his own eternal truth. Why are not miracles wrought now? Miracles were only for the establishment of the doctrines of Christianity, where they were first preached; we profess to believe these doctrines; therefore, to us, miracles would be useless. Where the doctrine is credited, no miracle is necessary: the Samaritans believed, and no miracle was wrought among them; for the simple reason, it was not necessary.
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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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Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman's testimony, "He told me everything I ever did."
And because of his words many more became believers.
After the two days he left for Galilee.
So there was great joy in that city.
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