John 8:48
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New International Version
The Jews answered him, "Aren't we right in saying that you are a Samaritan and demon-possessed?"

King James Bible
Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?

Darby Bible Translation
The Jews answered and said to him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan and hast a demon?

World English Bible
Then the Jews answered him, "Don't we say well that you are a Samaritan, and have a demon?"

Young's Literal Translation
The Jews, therefore, answered and said to him, 'Do we not say well, that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a demon?'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou art a Samaritan - This was the same, among them, as heretic, or schismatic, among us. This is the only time in which the Jews gave our Lord this title of reproach; and they probably grounded it on his having preached among them, and lodged in their villages. See the account in John 4:39, John 4:40; but Samaritan, among them, meant a person unworthy of any credit.

Hast a devil? - Art possessed by an evil spirit; and art, in consequence, deranged.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Say.

John 8:52 Then said the Jews to him, Now we know that you have a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and you say, If a man keep my saying...

John 13:13 You call me Master and Lord: and you say well; for so I am.

Matthew 15:7 You hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,

James 2:19 You believe that there is one God; you do well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

thou.

John 4:9 Then said the woman of Samaria to him, How is it that you, being a Jew, ask drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria?...

John 7:20 The people answered and said, You have a devil: who goes about to kill you?

John 10:20 And many of them said, He has a devil, and is mad; why hear you him?

Isaiah 49:7 Thus said the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despises, to him whom the nation abhors...

Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him...

Matthew 10:25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord...

Matthew 12:24,31 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow does not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils...

Romans 15:3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached you fell on me.

Hebrews 13:13 Let us go forth therefore to him without the camp, bearing his reproach.

Library
Ascension Day
Eversley. Chester Cathedral. 1872. St John viii. 58. "Before Abraham was, I am." Let us consider these words awhile. They are most fit for our thoughts on this glorious day, on which the Lord Jesus ascended to His Father, and to our Father, to His God, and to our God, that He might be glorified with the glory which He had with the Father before the making of the world. For it is clear that we shall better understand Ascension Day, just as we shall better understand Christmas or Eastertide,
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

February 27 Evening
God . . . giveth . . . liberally, and upbraideth not.--JAS. 1:5. Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. The grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many . . . The free gift is of many offences unto justification. God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

On the Words of the Gospel, John viii. 31, "If Ye Abide in My Word, Then are Ye Truly My Disciples," Etc.
1. Ye know well, Beloved, that we all have One Master, and are fellow disciples under Him. Nor are we your masters, because we speak to you from this higher spot; but He is the Master of all, who dwelleth in us all. He just now spake to us all in the Gospel, and said to us, what I also am saying to you; but He saith it of us, as well of us as of you. "If ye shall continue in My word," not of course in my word who am now speaking to you; but in His who spake just now out of the Gospel. "If ye shall
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament

Believing on Jesus, and Its Counterfeits
The Lord Jesus also told the contradicting sinners that the day would come when cavillers would be convinced. Observe how he put it: "When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself." Cavillers may have a fine time of it just now; but they will one day be convinced either to their conversion or their confusion. Let us hope that many will see the truth before they die--early enough to seek and find a Saviour. But many in our Lord's day who discovered
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 37: 1891

Cross References
Matthew 10:5
These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: "Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans.

Matthew 11:18
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.'

John 1:19
Now this was John's testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was.

John 4:9
The Samaritan woman said to him, "You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?" (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)

John 7:20
"You are demon-possessed," the crowd answered. "Who is trying to kill you?"

John 8:22
This made the Jews ask, "Will he kill himself? Is that why he says, 'Where I go, you cannot come'?"

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