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John 4:16

    John 4:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Jesus said to her, Go, call your husband, and come here.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Jesus said to her, Go, get your husband and come back here with him.

    Webster's Revision

    Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.

    World English Bible

    Jesus said to her, "Go, call your husband, and come here."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 4:16

    Call thy husband - Our Lord appears to have spoken these words for two purposes:

    1. To make the woman consider her own state.

    2. To show her that he knew her heart, and the secret actions of her life; and was therefore well qualified to teach her heavenly truths.

    Barnes' Notes on John 4:16

    Go call thy husband - We may admire the manner which our Saviour took to lead her to perceive that he was the Christ. His instructions she did not understand. He therefore proceeded to show her that he was acquainted with her life and with her sins. His object, here, was to lead her to consider her own state and sinfulness - a delicate and yet pungent way of making her see that she was a sinner. By showing her, also, that he knew her life, though a stranger to her, he convinced her that he was qualified to teach her the way to heaven, and thus prepared her to admit that he was the Messiah, John 4:29.

    Wesley's Notes on John 4:16

    4:16 Jesus saith to her - He now clears the way that he might give her a better kind of water than she asked for. Go, call thy husband - He strikes directly at her bosom sin.